MacTarnahan's Blackwatch Cream Porter | Portland Brewing Company

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80
good
222 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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MacTarnahan's Blackwatch Cream PorterMacTarnahan's Blackwatch Cream Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
macsbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mark on 09-15-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
222
Reviews:
202
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
14.74%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of airpup
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cambabeer
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jakewatt135
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Murphious
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of lighthabit
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of vkv822
3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2013 seasonal release from Portland Brewing.

Pours black, with a thick, foamy beige head.

Roasty malts, sweet oat character.

Medium, smooth body from the oats and wheat.

A tasty, easy drinking porter. Nothing too robust or complex, but pleasant nonetheless.

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of coldmeat23
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of mmmbeer
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date - brewed with roasted barley, wheat and oatmeal. Pours black, with a finger of light brown foam that tries to lace the glass. It looks very nice indeed. A little roasty, a little sweet in the nose, punctuated by chocolate and coffee. Tastes of roast and coffee, mild bitterness, a light astringency, and no sweetness or creaminess. Very light and thin, with high carbonation and a bit of warmth. Easy to drink, but too thin and not sweet enough to be labeled a cream porter.

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3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours with a nice dark brown body. The head and lace are tan and proportional. It is a very sweet flavored beer with a coffee like aftertaste with some metallic tones. The mouthfeel is thick and full. The aroma is also sweet and somewhat mocha like.

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3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark black brown color, solid and pretty, with a fair tan head and modest lacing. The aroma is a thick malty scotch, full and inviting, much like a nice scotch ale. The flavor offers tangy weak malt with just a whisper of the scotch. It's very watery, surprising after taking in its appearance and aroma. There's a touch of licorice and a little smoke in the finish. I get a bit of sweet mellon too but I don't see what makes this "creamy". The flavor and feel are nothing approaching creamy. It's effervescent and thin. Once you get used to the body, it's not too bad with good flavor and a refreshing but smooth feel that is quite drinkable with a slight warming to the belly.

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3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head.

Aromas are creamy, nutty, and with hints of dark ripe fruits.

Taste is kind of thin. Some dark roasted malts, toast, and nuts. Finish is crisp with some light hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is ok, but definitely on the thin side.

Drinkability is pretty good. Decent porter, but it could use some more body and a little more flavor to be a really good one.

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MacTarnahan's Blackwatch Cream Porter from Portland Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 222 ratings.
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