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Ten Pin Porter! - Ska Brewing Co.

Ten Pin Porter!Ten Pin Porter!

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BA SCORE
87
very good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 201
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%


Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 03-06-2002)
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Reviews by MJR:
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MJR

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. The color gives the impression of a murky, cloudy brew, but it's quite clear when held to a strong light. It's tan head starts out well enough, then fades to a wispy covering with a thick ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: If I had to pick one word to describe the aroma, it would be 'fresh.' This smell of this beer just reeks of freshly milled grains. It has a big dose of coffee-like roasted grains, with a bit of caramel underneath. There's also hints of licorice and diacytel. Balancing it all out is a bit of herbal hops.

Taste: The freshness of the aroma carries over into the flavor. There's a point where newly fermented beer looses it's 'green' flavor and is fully ready. This beer seems to be right at that point. Loads of roasted grains, caramel, and chocolate combine with hints of licorice and an earthy graininess and are balanced by a herbal hop bitterness to form an extremely impressive porter. Lengthy finish with a roasted grain dryness and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body, with a smooth mouthfeel. If there were more residual sugars in the body, this one would be near perfect. Finishes dry and delicious.

Drinkability: Damn good! This is a fantastic porter! I want more of this...now!

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2003 19:15:28 | More by MJR
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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2.71/5  rDev -30%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown, semi-opaque. Absolutely zero head after an aggressive pour.

Mild aroma of espresso and tobacco. Roasted nuts. Lactose tartness.

Roasted almonds, toast and coffee bitterness. Hint of molasses. Piney, earthy hop. Descent balance. Sour aftertaste.

Medium bodied; rough, grainy texture. Harsh carbonation.

This beer is just not that good.

Serving type: bottle

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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled a 12 ounce bottle on 11/25/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours almost a full black with some orange hues. A very tiny tan head was seen and left some spotty lacing when sipped. The aroma is of roasted malt and coffee. Taste was that with some bitter chocolate as a finish BUT actually pretty easy to drink. Lots of coffee flavor actually with perfect carbonation. Over all pretty decent porter and good for the colder months.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 03:36:22 | More by BeerWithMike
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Illinois

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look: 1.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Learned this brew was being discontinued and had to pick up a few 6-packs as it was one of the first craft brews I ever liked.

Slow rising and fast falling loose tan foamy head. Leaves very mild lacing... Thin, black brew.

Highly roasty, lots of caramel malt, coffee.

Nicely thin, chalky, robust and drinkable. This is definitely an easy drinker. Lots of airy roasted, chocolate, nothing over done. Zero bitter bite and is delightfully smooth with well placed sweetness. Very quaffable.

RIP Ten Pin, it's been nice knowing you. I hope you make a reappearance as a modified recipe even better!!! Nice job with Ten Pin SKA, cannot wait to see what you have coming to replace...

Serving type: bottle

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bluedaisyboo

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a chilled pint glass from a 12 oz bottle.

A: Pours almost black but with a slight orange tiny. Almost no head and with little lacing.

S: Scent of dark-roasted coffee initially but slightly more bitter. Overall pleasant smell but slightly more bitter than I anticipated.

T: Coffee is foremost on the tongue with chocolate following with a somewhat bitter finish. Espresso lingers long after finish.

M: Moderatly dense from the initial sip, but sits creamy and slightly denser after. Swallowing feels as if I were sipping a creamy, chilled espresso.

O: Very enjoyable. I personally prefer slightly less bitter porters, but this one is delicious. I don't know that I could drink more than one or two in a sitting, but it's very smooth and enjoyable.

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Ten Pin Porter! from Ska Brewing Co.
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