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Ten Pin Porter! - Ska Brewing Co.

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Ten Pin Porter!Ten Pin Porter!

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very good

210 Ratings

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 22
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of ToddHolder
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ToddHolder, May 14, 2013
Photo of bmurray10
4/5  rDev +3.4%

bmurray10, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Kelp, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - dark brownish black with absolutely no head to speak of

S - creamy chocolate, roasted malts

T - chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, figs, plums

M - a bit thin, medium bodied, lightly carbonated

This beer is a bit disappointing. The appearance and mouthfeel both present as flat. The flavor is OK, but it lacks any complexity and could use a bit of hop bitterness for balance. This is easy to drink, but in the end forgettable. I'll pass in the future.

tdm168, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of mccallisters_dali
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

mccallisters_dali, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Mebuzzard, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of midnitesun11
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

midnitesun11, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of nzerbe
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

nzerbe, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of zillo043068
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

zillo043068, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
3/5  rDev -22.5%

drummermattie02, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

t0rin0, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of cousineddy
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a samuel adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: pours a deep rich onyx, reminds me of the color of black licorice. Virtually no head and no lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts slight hoppy backnotes. toasted bread

Taste: Toasty bread and biscuits. Dark chocolate and weak coffee.

Mouthfeel. slippery with almost no carbonation, flatter than expected but not necessarily a bad thing.

Overall: Solid porter, i was dissapointed with the lack of head. Would be open to trying this one again.

cousineddy, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +3.4%

MarkyMOD, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

mac10thmtn, Jan 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

lilsmizzul1225, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of danwho
4/5  rDev +3.4%

danwho, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

brotherloco, Jan 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

bent, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of KajII
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a murky dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that receded down to a medium film and large collar thus creating good runny lacing.

The aroma was on the mild side with a roasted dark bread malt, light resin hops and a sweaty yeast along with notes of milk chocolate and coffee.

The taste was lightly roasty and somewhat sweet with a touch of chocolate from the onset, progressing with a light bitterness and a nice note of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a slight bitter roastiness left behind.

Mouthfeel was a few shades below medium in body with a thin watery texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall I found this brew to be rather thin for a Porter, although it was quite flavorful and very easy going down...


KajII, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Twincrasher
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice look for a porter. Dark brown with tan head. Good retention.

S: Should have sipped much warmer. Still, at cold temps a very chocolate-like aroma.

T: Balanced hop and sweet unfermented sugars. Really nice.

M: Good.

O: Very nice porter. Not a big fan usually. Nice job.

Twincrasher, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

RBorsato, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Minkybut
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

WOW! what a great beer. I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees and watched the blackness set in . Lacing was good after sucking off the tan head. The beer was malty with yummy mocha hits playing with the taste buds. I will certainly buy this beer again.

Minkybut, Nov 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Hacksaw34, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

didnt care for the nefarious ten pin imperial version, so i tried this semi doubtfully. i was impressed though. it pours chocolatey dark brown with a very minimal tan head thats reduced to patches after just a minute or so. it smells like deep dark smokey malts and cocoa powder. theres also a bitterness to this, but at this point im unsure if is from the hops of from burnt malt. the flavor confirms its hops, surprisingly hoppy on the tail end. theres plenty of chocolate going on too, raw and unrefined, but just in a supporting role. feel is smooth and drinkable, well enough carbonated for a porter, and the finish is long and layered. overal much much much better th.n its imperial big brother. this is a yummy session porter, perfect for autumn,

StonedTrippin, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ryanpj, Oct 17, 2012
Ten Pin Porter! from Ska Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.