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Shastafarian Porter - Mount Shasta Brewing

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Shastafarian PorterShastafarian Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mount Shasta Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Crotor on 07-26-2004)
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boxer0029

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +25%

07-19-2014 19:53:18 | More by boxer0029
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Dsimenson

California

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pilsner at the Hi-Lo Cafe in Weed, while admiring Mt. Shasta out the window. Deep brown color--red brown when held up to the setting sun. One finger head does not last long, with minimal lacing. Arab is a bit subdued--it hasn't warmed up enough yet--roasted malt and lovely floral hops. Flavor is rich with roasted malt, coffee, a little toffee and chocolate, and a mild to moderate bitter hops finish. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit foamy. Overall this is a very good porter, quite enjoyable. I am not an expert but I recommend drinking porters (and stouts) a bit warmer--start with a room temperature glass.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 03:33:46 | More by Dsimenson
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JIMMER

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-30-2014 05:12:00 | More by JIMMER
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-15-2014 05:49:54 | More by bernat1971
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-19-2014 01:34:00 | More by mpenning13
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MattSlem

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-14-2013 03:29:00 | More by MattSlem
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Onelove

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-28-2013 23:15:21 | More by Onelove
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111213forlife

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-24-2013 04:53:29 | More by 111213forlife
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-10-2013 06:50:58 | More by GRG1313
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allanpano

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-10-2012 21:22:38 | More by allanpano
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-08-2012 17:07:56 | More by t0rin0
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Nose is mostly roasted malts. A bit of coffee and earthy hops. Mild cocoa aroma, some mild malt sweetness to it as well. The flavor is also heavy on the roast. A touch bitter, some sweet chocolate and molasses. Coffee and earthy hops on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 17:56:28 | More by womencantsail
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bh123

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-08-2012 05:54:56 | More by bh123
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from 7/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a dark brown appearing black. Half finger tan head which dissipates leaving a ring around the glass, minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted and smoky malt, vanilla, coffee. Starts with smoked malt and nuts, slight coffee, somewhat dry middle and smoky finish with a slight hop component. Not very complex, but pleasant. The roasted/smoky element is nice and saves what would be a somewhat pedestrian porter.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 03:29:43 | More by LiquidAmber
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HalfFull

California

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a large wine glass. The Shastafarian pours a deep brown with clear mahogany highlights. The pour sports half an inch of tan rocky foam and shows good retention.

Neutral yeast aroma with bits of carob and some roast as the foam settles and some earthy hops. Not seductive or complex but quite pleasant and well balanced. Chocolate/carob notes more prominent with a bit of warming/settling.

Flavor is dry and with a bit of smoke and peat. Touch of carob and light dark fruit notes revealed with warming along with a bit of roasted barley.

Smooth feel, slightly drying initially given the dark malts but then revealing a long sweet, perhaps too sweet, finish. A pleasant quaff that lacks a bit as for depth and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 05:04:42 | More by HalfFull
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip.

Pours a dark brown that turns reddish when held to the light. Looks thin and the one and a half finger head dissipates within seconds. Aroma is mild and unimpressive. Nothing stands out.

Taste is better than the smell, but not by much. Very little flavor up front, but has a decently roasty after-taste. Mouthfeel is extremely thin for the style with no chewiness at all.

Overall this is disappointing. So many great inexpensive porters out there and this does not come anywhere near their level.

Avoid, too many better options.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 03:17:10 | More by victory4me
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MrVonzipper

California

3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown to almost black with no head

Nice buttery chocolate, coffee and a hint of caramel on the nose

Chocolate and dark smoky malt flavors

Mouthfeel is pretty flat to slightly fizzy witha dark smoky aftertaste

Overall I almost feel that this beer somehow had air introduced. It was pretty flat on the palate with no head. It was nice on the nose which gave my higher hopes than the label. I just bought it cuz it was kind of funny and it was a porter. It overall was very disjointed.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 21:13:43 | More by MrVonzipper
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beagle75

Iowa

2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, dark brown that is opaque at the center with a sparse residue of small off-white bubbles. Carbonation bubbles can be seen clinging to the sides of the glass, rising occasionally. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Molasses is clearly detected, along with faint coffee grounds and milk chocolate.

T: Begins dry and acidic, marginally tart, with thin roasted malt that yields little flavor structure to support the herbaceous qualities that emerge toward the middle. Sweetness becomes more apparent in the middle as acidity subsides, revealing clear mineral qualities. The finish is most substantial, featuring assertive bitter coffee that lingers.

M: Medium viscosity, wet on the palate, with moderate to brisk carbonation.

D: This porter drinks easily despite some faults that are difficult to ignore. The whole in this case is slightly greater than the sum of its parts.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 15:45:10 | More by beagle75
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Black and brown beer, dark brown, minimal head. Slight burnt malt aroma, chocolate malt.

Taste, more of the super roast flavor going on, definitely chewy without wading into massive alcohol territory. Good hopping in here, and above average bitterness that comes across dry, juxtapositioned with that chewiness. The burnt malt flavor really dominates here, some nuttiness can be detected as well.

$9 a 6er hurts its drinkability. Tone down the burntness of it, and even more intracacies come out I suspect.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 23:11:44 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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BeerManDan

California

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark brown with a medium amount of tan foam and some lace on the side of the glass.
The smell of roasted malty coffee, with a hint of spice. About the flavor, there was a taste of roasted malts and medium strong coffee with a slight taste of burnt caramel. A slight bitter finish that felt not overpowering on the palate. A fairly balanced porter that was a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 22:53:44 | More by BeerManDan
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HipHop5

California

3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

dark chocolate brown color with no head what so ever. Maybe a soapy one if you dump a heavy poor. A bit to thin in body with almost clean walls on my Stone epic vertical ale flute.
Caramel and sweet licorice are predominant in the aroma.
Pleasing taste but nothing extraordinary. I wish it was a bit heavier on the carbonation and bitterness. I can enjoy this but I can only assume that the tap version stands out a bit more as a memorable porter. I may have to do that trip to Weed CA to confirm the high potential of this beer.TBD

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 03:01:05 | More by HipHop5
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chumba526

Oregon

2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

appears black with a small brown head.

smells sweet like carmel. there are notes of roasted coffee also. smells like a steriotypical porter.

It tastes like a steriotypical porter there is a carmel sweetness and a mild coffee flavor. not much else going on in this beer. this beer could use more body.

the moutfeel is a liitle watery. the carbination is low.

the drinkability of this beer is ok. I could drink more then one but i really dont want to.

overall not that great but it is drinkable. I predict this would be better on tap though.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 02:21:18 | More by chumba526
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oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Iam gonna say the brewers at Mount Shasta have, and may still indulge in certain things....Poured into a standard pint glass a deep mahogany brown with almost no head to speak of,just a thin half broken layer of soapy-like top.Aromas of roasted nuts,molasses,and bitter chocolate in the nose,pretty well rounded.Quite roasted at the onset flavor-wise,French roast coffee with some raw earthiness,there is a decent molasses,and bitter chocolate element that brings "enough" sweetness to bring balance.A little flat in the mouth but it has nice flavors,pretty roasted with just enough sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 21:53:54 | More by oberon
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joepais

Maine

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flexabull apologized for sending this one, thinking it was under carbonated. I think It was ok for me considering it was a Porter. I did get a short lived brown head when pored in to a tulip glass. The brew was a typical black color for a Porter.

I got some good toasted or roasted notes from the aromas' as well as the flavors LOL. Chocolate and coffee come to mind which is what I expect from a Porter. I think the mouthfeel was spot on for me leaning toward the full side of medium, and yes lightly carbonated .

The drinkability is good and I could have enjoyed a second or third. A good local brew check it out

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 15:21:43 | More by joepais
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - pours a dark black with ruby highlights when held up to the light, no foam whatsoever

S - burnt roasted malts, not much else to me

T - burnt roasted malts, a bit of orange and some hints of caramel

M/D - medium bodied, more carbonation than I expected for a porter, burnt taste is just too much for me to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 20:10:12 | More by mikereaser
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Shastafarian Porter from Mount Shasta Brewing
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