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Slow Train Porter - Amnesia Brewing

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Slow Train Porter
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85
very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Amnesia Brewing visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 11-05-2008)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Amnesia Brewery on Mississippi.

Imagine my surprise to be tasting this gem of a porter on the patio on a cool and sunny August evening. This is a stunning porter that one can appreciate even in sunshine and warm weather. It's a nice balance of flavor and texture with a light to medium body.

Don't be fooled by its appearance, it looks like a mean monster stout, but this beer is your friend! Lots of dark malts with cocoa, coffee bean, roasted espresso, and charred wood notes on the nose and palate. The hops are mild yet they are present adding a nice layer of complexity. The tannins and acids play well together (I tossed them a ball and they played catch. Seriously!).

This is a very good porter and one that can appease dark beer aficionados even in summer!

Worthy!

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz glass at Venti’s taphouse in S.Salem. $5.75 Dark brown with a large tan head. Attractive with some Good roasty,toasty slight hop aromas. Very roasty,chocolaty,dark coffee style porter.. wonderful really. Good smooth yet interesting mouthfeel on this one Good trad ( in the PNW style) porter.
Good with a the burger i had.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, one of my favorite beer spots in town.

Very dark body, almost pitch black. Only half a finger of dark tan head, but the retention is not bad. Some lacing. Looks as imposing as most big stouts.

Smells, well, like a porter. Straightforward dark malt with hints of coffee and chocolate.

Much more lively in the mouth. Huge burnt malt and coffee flavors. A bit of chocolate in the background. Big soapy hops and aggressive carbonation in combination with that burnt malt provide an interesting 'scratchy' mouthfeel. Long lingering burnt malt finish.

Overall impression: Pretty bold porter, recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stopped into the Amnesia Brewing World Headquarters on a whim this Wednesday afternoon; this unknown porter struck my interest. A $4 pour, into a standard pint.

A: The richest darkness, a near-black capped by a clinging light tan ring/lid of bubbly suds. Who knows what the carbonation level is behind that ebony veil?

S: Sweet wort-like aroma of grain and a light cocoa/coffee bittering.

T: Hints of smoke, caramel and a darkly roasted maltiness. Cocoa is notable but doesn't dominate.

M: Dark, near-burnt maltiness; a medium body and has a gentle carbonation. Dry lingering finish.

D: Nice porter, certainly drinkable. From a purveyor of notably hoppy IPAs and PAs, this is a nice surprise.

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Poured into bubble pint glass. Poured a very dark brown/light black color. Poured with about 3/4 inch of deep tan colored head. This beer looked exactly like a porter should.

The nose was full of the deep roasted and toasted malt aromas that were expected. The flavors followed along nicely with just a hint of coffee on the tongue.

A wonderful full and smooth body leads this porter to very nice and easy drinkability. Overall, an above average porter that should be tried if seen.

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Slow Train Porter from Amnesia Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.