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Culmination Chocolate Porter (Brush & Barrel Series) - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Culmination Chocolate Porter (Brush & Barrel Series)Culmination Chocolate Porter (Brush & Barrel Series)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

237 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This dark chocolate Porter is a very rich, roasty beer with top notes of chocolate derived from freshly roasted cacao. Strong but relatively smooth on the palate, its malty sweetness is evenly balanced with bitterness, and a slight dryness from the alcoholic strength. Look for solid notes of coffee, licorice, mild chocolate and more subtle hints of fruit and spices.

(Beer added by: SawDog505 on 11-28-2013)
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Photo of wattoclone
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Pours a clear brown with quickly dissipating tan head. Strong aroma of chocolate and roasted cacao with some sweet fruit notes. Taste is sweet chocolate, similar to a milk stout, with roasted malt. Hops are buried under the rich chocolate. Well balanced but is strong enough to be an imperial porter.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a neat beer with a little age on it, perfect for holiday time. this porter is pretty big, although its lighter in color than many, more of a milk chocolate rather than a dark brown, and even letting a little light pass when held to the brightest bulb. the nose here is dry cocoa all the way, playing with chocolate malts, bakers chocolate bitterness, and just a hint of something sweeter. the thing that makes it unique for me in the taste is the fact that there are some hops here. its not hoppy per se, but it certainly more hoppy than other chocolate forward beers out there, and it works! the bitterness brings out the deeper flavors in the cacao, and it helps the beer finish a little faster than it otherwise might. the label says licorice notes, and i dont really taste that, but i dont miss it either. mild doughy yeast and subtle holiday spice sprinkle in at the finish. overall a delicious porter, a clever experiment with the style, and a very good beer overall.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.84/5  rDev -4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -4%

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Culmination Chocolate Porter (Brush & Barrel Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.