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Panther Lake Porter - Silver City Brewing Co.

Panther Lake PorterPanther Lake Porter

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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%

Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 1/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark red brown, one finger light brown head and lacing. Roasted malt, coffee and light hop aroma. Smooth, smoky sweet malt flavor with light hops, good for a low abv porter. Light bodied, but worth a visit again.

Serving type: bottle

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3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich black hue which allows very little light to transit the body. Head pours a couple fingers of frothy dark-tan foam, and it is pretty tenacious.

Smell: aroma consists of vegetal hops with a little bit of roasty character deep underneath. This is kind of typical for a porter, but the vegetal flavors are poorly masked here. Still, could be worse.

Taste: surprisingly smooth for a roasty beer. Starts off with a light sweet flavor and then transitions to a darker, roasty flavor. Vegetal hops persist, but there is a light chocolatiness to go along with them. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation. Too light to be really creamy, but decent.

Overall: this beer is OK. It's got a few good points going for it, but I find the cooked-vegetable quality of the hops a little too overpowering for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 23:05:02 | More by flagmantho
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had the "six shooter sampler" at Silver City Restaurant and Brewery. This was one of the six. For whatever reason (small servings, straight glasses, environment, etc.) detecting the smells of these beers was difficult. Also, the heads had receded by the time the waitress brought the glasses to the table, decreasing my enjoyment of the appearance. With all of this in mind . . .

A - pitch black body with ruby highlights; tan head

S - coffee and roast malt; weak smell

T - rich roast malt flavor with black coffee

M - medium body; average carbonation

O – could be fuller-bodied for a porter

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2011 04:31:16 | More by lwillitz
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4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle split into pint glasses

Pours dark brown (almost black) opaque with small beige head, very fine carbonation that almost looks like nitro. Initial response to the smell is "damn good." Lots of chocolate, some coffee, heavy roasted malts.

Taste has a solid bitter roastiness and a slight hint of hops, rich and tasty. Lots of chocolate with a creamy quality to it.

Mouthfeel is smooth and light. I think this is an excellent beer.

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05-11-2011 04:21:35 | More by snaotheus
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown almost black into a pint glass. Nice head retained well for a long time.
Aroma of coffee from the get-go. Very pronounced coffee notes.
Taste is sublime. Milky smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable. No edge to it at all. Not a porter fan. I normally prefer stouts but this is an exception.
Overall I definitely give it an up tic for a solid effort.

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05-09-2011 02:37:41 | More by NWer
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Silver City Brewing Company--Porter--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV--35 IBU’s? (4.05 / 5.0) Porter--Lacy espresso head. Clear dark ruby bronze black color. No sediment. Rich roasted sweet floral hop chocolate fruit front. Mild creamy sweet rich roasted chocolate bisquit malty mild espresso fruit Porter body. Cloying mild sweet balanced mild hop spice end. Sampled 11/15/2009. $5.49 Each.

Silver City Brewery--Panther Lake Porter--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 30 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Light loose sediment. Thin no lace tan espresso head. Opaque deep dark black color. Floral sweet fruit hop mild cocoa front. Smooth mellow sweet tasty doughy toasted caramel cocoa mild fruit body. Refreshing balanced soft hop lingering malt clean end. Very nice. Sampled 6/19/2010. 2 @ $4.49 each.

Silver City Brewing Company--Panther Lake Porter--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 45 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Rocky 1/4 inch espresso mild lace light head. Opaque deep black color. Soft roasted mild coffee cocoa rich hop front. Pours dark brown bronze with shade of red. No sediment. Doughy mild sweet creamy smooth roasted mellow unbitter burnt mild chocolate espresso body with a zesty zip to flavor. Balanced smooth clean mild hop spice dry toasted end. Big rich smooth malty Porter. Sampled 4/5/2011. Purchased for $3.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 4/5/2011.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 00:10:03 | More by philbertk
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle from Yoke's Pasco enjoyed with neighborhood beer compadre poured into pint glasses 12.21.2010.

Dark brown clear body,no visible carbonation, one finger light brown head, quick dissipation with minimal lacing. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, big dose of roasted malt, some coffee with floral hop aroma. Taste mirrors nose, a bit on the sweet side, some caramel malt sweetness, brown sugar, fairly bitter finish. Medium-thin mouthfeel, above average effervescence. Good drinkability, a nice tasty winter beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 16:04:49 | More by jdense
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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving type - Bottle into snifter

A - Pours a deep, dark porter brown, with a mild off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin lacing.

S - Smell is is roasted coffee, rich chocolate brownies, vanilla, and molasses. This smells like a bigger beer than it is.

T - Taste is of roasted espresso, mocha, and chocolately malts, with a hint of mildly bitter balancing hops at the end. Basic, but pretty decent.

M - More of a medium/lighter medium body, with mild carbonation. A creamier mouthfeel which generally benefits this style is not really to be found. But this is more of a session porter anyway.

D - Drinkability is quite high for the style. Lighter than average body, and 5.2% make it 100% sessionable.

Overall - This is a solid session porter that's worth trying if you're a big fan of porter, but with many better examples out there, like Black Butte porter, it's something I'd gladly drink again, but wouldn't go out of my way to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 09:54:32 | More by Flightoficarus
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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured black, just slightly opaque around the edges, with a tall dark khkaki head that had very good retention and OK lacing. The beer really looked like a stout more than a Porter.

A lot of deep, rich roasted and toasted aromas greet the nose, enough so that if I were smelling this beer blind, I'd think it was a Stout. The taste followed right along, again the beer seems more like a Stout, with lots of very tasty roasted flavors and a nice grainyness.

Ah, the body. Now this beer seems like a Porter. Full, rich and satisfying, the beer coats the tongue nicely without being heavy or sticky. Drinkability was very good, this is an excellent day-long drinker.

Overall, a very good beer. I highly suggest that you try this when you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2010 18:58:03 | More by beertunes
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3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a dark brown with good carbonation and a nice dirty white head. Nose is pretty weak with roasred malt, cocoa. Taste is thin and simple, chocolate, roasted malt and dry. Mouthfeel is pretty weak on flavor and the watered down brew is not one I recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2010 03:57:20 | More by barleywinefiend
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3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a dark brown with a small khaki head, and good lacing.

smell is faint, cocoa, weak coffee, a touch of vanilla, and some roasted nuts.

taste is on the watery side, chocolate, sour malt, vanilla, roasted nuts, and weak coffee, ends dry.

an okay porter better than most silver city brews.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 15:28:06 | More by froghop
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New York

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: black as night and devoid of light, thick creamy head

Smell: milk chocolate, coffee, dark and rich espresso

Taste/Mouthfeel: rich chocolate, coffee, chocolate birthday cake(don't ask me, I just call it how I taste it), fairly hoppy but not too much, surprisingly refreshing sweet finish

The only drawback to this beer is that it a seasonal brew made in the summer. I was very impressed with this beer and think it pushed me over the edge from an occasional stout drinker to a porter lover. Once again, it's a dark beer thing.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2008 23:39:07 | More by ClavisAurea
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4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Panther’s burly porter aroma leaps out at you like a Batman comic POW! And for once, the menu placard describes the beer accurately with allusions to “coffee and burnt chocolate.”

Panther is opaque brown and teems with life. The dark roasted elements are gently offset by an echo of sweet maltiness, then lovingly put to rest with a protracted smoky finish. And there’s just enough gruff graininess to remind you of the style’s working class origins.

Things to consider pairing with this beer include coffee or vanilla ice cream, “death by chocolate”, alder smoked salmon, or a rare cigar. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2006 04:15:30 | More by RedDiamond
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Panther Lake Porter from Silver City Brewing Co.
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