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Estes Park Porter - Estes Park Brewery

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Estes Park PorterEstes Park Porter

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Estes Park Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-18-2002

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A traditional British-style porter - more malt forward than an American version.

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5/5  rDev +56.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of tronester
3.78/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, almost black in color. The head is thin and creamy and tan in color. Smells of a hint of coffee and some ripe fruit. Flavor begins with a hint of some bananna, followed by some sweet bread, then some milk chocolate, and a hint of earthy hops in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Overall a good porter that I would get again.

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4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Beejay
3.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown, with root beer coloring at the edges when held to the light. Nice tan head on top.

S: A nice sweet chocolate scent comes out right away. Dark grains with hints of mocha, roasty aroma, and raisons.

T: Roasted malts, and a hint of chocolate are present. There is a bit of a english yeast characteristic that matches the grains well.

M: Medium bodied, with a creamy feel to it, and a slightly lower carbonation level.

O: Overall quite enjoyable. Nice dark malt character. Good.

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
2.66/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was very excited to try this estes park porter.

The beer was dark deep brown in the glass with no head at all.

The beer was lightly carbonated and had a decent mouthfeel.

The beer tasted malty and had a bitter coffee finish.

The beer was okay overall but was nothing special. Estes park is such a unique and awesome location it is a shame that this beer did little or nothing to stand out and at best was an okay interpretation of a porter lacking any imagination.

Photo of Spider889
2.15/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Well, if Samson Stout is Estes Park Brewery's flattest beer, then this HAS to be its most heavily carbonated.

Looks well enough, thin but black with a good head.

Smell wasn't too complex but appropriatly roasty for the style.

But man is this thing over-carbonated!!! It ruins the flavor profile and the mouthfeel is just unbearable. Not worth finishing.

Edit: after reading some of the other reviews my only guess is that this brewery has issues getting their beer carbonated. Their stout was flat, and apparently often this beer is near that, though my bottle was abhorrently over carbonated.

Photo of jar2574
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is an easy-to-drink porter that doesn't stand out, but isn't bad either. The appearance is dark, flat. Absolutely no head. The smell is roasted malts. The taste is malty, coffee, dark, smooth. There isn't a ton of excitement here, but it'd be a good session beer.

Photo of manahansf
3.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Well presented roasted chocolate malt aroma over a nice creamy tan head. Clear, deep dark brown color with moderate levels of carbonation. Great malt and hop balance, done very well. Smooth chocolate and coffee flavors in a nice viscous body. Ends with a smooth chocolate sweet finish and fades slowly and nicely.

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Estes Park Porter from Estes Park Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.