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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

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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 Rhettbuck:
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Rhettbuck

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Overall - not a bad beer, but there are better for the price.

Appearance - Dark, very dark. Light itself struggles to pass through this vacuums porter. That light which does make it reveals the rich reddish brown color of the beer. There was a slight bit of light carmel foam when I poured, but its quickly dissolved to just a few remnants lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell - I had to check my nose to see if I could still smell, the aroma was so weak. Short of sticking my face fully in the glass, I was able to catch a whiff of carmel. The smell coming from the bottle was quite a bit stronger and carried some sweet notes.

Taste - Considering the weak smell, it didn't surprise me that the initial taste was less than news worthy. What I did notice was bitter, luckily I like bitter. Reminds me of eating dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel - By far my biggest complaint was the carbonation of this beer. It seemingly overwhelms the beer. Belching after a few sips. Lingering bitter taste of the beer.

Drinkability - Considering the price, not hard to imagine working this in. Except for the fact that there are better porters for the same price.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 00:17:13 | More by Rhettbuck
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Ten Pin Porter! from Ska Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.