Pallavacini Porter - Dillon Dam Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by EPICAC:
3.68/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I don't know why my rating is so different from the previous reviewer, but perhaps they've improved this beer in the intervening 5 years, or perhaps any beer tastes really good after a hard day of skiing.
This Porter pours a ruby-tinted, dark brown, and is topped by a thin, brown head that retains well. The aroma had a nice dose of roasty malts. There were nice chocolate notes, as well a dark roasted malts.
A rich, chocolate sweetness upfront, moves through to a slightly fruity, astringent center, with a mellow finish that has a bit of roasted bitterness, but not as much as I'd like to see. Pallavicini Porter is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and has a rough roasty character.
Overall this beer is a bit sweet, but was overall pretty good.
Serving type: on-tap
05-16-2010 23:36:56 | More by EPICAC
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2.73/5 rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
One of the DAM's winter offerings, named after the run/lift/bowl at nearby Arapahoe Basin. This came in the pint glass an impressive ebony with more mahogany hints around the edge, giving it a slightly lighter feel. The head came and went, a thin white that dissipated quickly. The aromas of coffee and cocoa dominate the bouquet which has a slightly creamy and light bent to it as well.
The taste confirms my fears about what the 'light' scents might have meant: there's a nice flash of flavor (chocolate, cocoa, java) at the beginning with a roasty, medium-body that dissipates quickly to a more watery end. Each sip begins well and ends with a disappointment. It almost seems like in the name of offering 'fresher' beer, the folks at DAM had to sacrifice some of this brew's body.
The lightness makes this rather drinkable, but after just a bit, I was ready to switch back to the Dam Straight Lager.
Not the best new offering from a usually fun and above average brewpub.
Serving type: on-tap
12-06-2005 18:05:02 | More by benito
Pallavacini Porter from Dillon Dam Brewery
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