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Ten Pin Porter! - Ska Brewing Co.

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Ten Pin Porter!Ten Pin Porter!

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BA SCORE
87
very good

208 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 21
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

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

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No freshness date, cool label though.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown/near black beer with ruby edges. Head is pretty decent to start, then settles to a tan cream lace -- retains the lace for its lifetime.

Smell: Luscious malty aroma of caramel, light fruit, touch of molasses and freshly milled grains. I have to mention that the aroma is really fresh, like one of the best to have sneaked up my nostrils in a long time -- or maybe it's the homebrewer in me who likes the aroma of milled malt?

Taste: Loads of malt goodness in this beer! Nice rich, robust body and character. Mouthfeel is very smooth, silky smooth and even. Caramel, fruity, woody/earthy notes, roasted bite, chocolate and grain flavours meld nicely with a extremely balanced hop bitterness and faint herbal background. Finish is a bit burnt, with notes of grain and a dryness on the palate.

Notes: Ga damn! This is one helluva porter! Robust, flavourful, highly drinkable and the brewers are into Ska to boot. I'll have another please ...

Thanks to Arctic Liquors for the sample.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2002 14:43:47 | More by Todd
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Ten Pin Porter! from Ska Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.