Stumptown Porter
Lucky Labrador Brewing Company

Stumptown PorterStumptown Porter
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American Porter
Ranked #646
Ranked #25,847
3.81 | pDev: 11.81%
Lucky Labrador Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
Very Good
Stumptown PorterStumptown Porter
Notes: Stumptown porter is brewed using abundant caramel malts and just a little roast barley to give this dark ale its sweet flavorful finish.

IBUs: 48
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 35 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of flagmantho
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Dan & Louis Oyster Bar in Portland.

Appearance: deep dark brown with plenty of haze. There's also a thin head of tan foam; a nice look.

Smell: lightly sweet and roasty aroma; mild but not bad.

Taste: moderately roasty with a light caramel character and a mild earthy hoppiness. A solid porter.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Good!

Overall: a straightforward, well-made but unremarkable porter. I like it, though.

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Photo of Act25
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought this 11/1/14, so it's not retired.

a: 3.5 flattish, lighter brown
s: 3.75 plentiful, rich, inviting, sweet caramel, roasted malts and hay loft, including old timbers.
t: 4 Follows smell, but ample, and developing a great bitter, long old timber & hay finish.
f: 4 nicely finishing warming porter
o: 3.75 - Lighter, hopper side of porter

Excellent- must try.

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Photo of CaptToad
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Pint glass, on tap @ Portland a/p.
Pours dark re. brown w/negligible head, little CO2. Delightful
Bitter, roasted malt flavor w/coffee note finish. Thin mouthfeel.
Add a little more body & carbonation & it'd be a winner!

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Photo of canucklehead
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the brewery and it was a very good porter with big mouthfeel and lovely roasty coffee notes on the finish. It was hot outside and this beer was not the best choice but I still really liked the balance and big feeling for a lowish ABV. Would be great in the winter

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Photo of beertunes
2.47/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a dark red color, much lighter than is typical for the style, the beer had no head or lace.

The scent was decent malts with a shot of spicy hops, OK but not special. The above description applies equally to the taste. The body was a bit too thin. Drinkability was OK, but not noticeably memorable.

Overall, a below average beer. Perhaps if they put this brew in a different style category I might rate it higher, but it fails as a porter. Not a bad beer, but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of djbreezy
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a 22oz purchased at the brewery.

appearance - pours thin, dark brown/black, light tan head, good retention on sides of glass

smell - coffee and roasted/caramel malt

taste - robust coffee followed by toasted/caramel malts, some chocolate notes, some hop bitter

mouthfeel - light but not watery thin, seems about right for the abv, mildly carbonated but smooth, gives a slight tingle

drinkability - flavorful and robust beer, love the coffee and chocolate notes as well as the roasted notes

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Photo of chumba526
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a very dark red brown color with a very small white head.

It smells of chocolate, slightly smoky malts, caramel and a tad bit of citrus.

It tastes initially quite chocolate like, there is a subdued caramel flavor, a bit of hop bitterness, a mild coffee flavor. The flavor combination is really smooth the flavors of the beer match with each other very well.

The carbonation is moderate low and it adds to the smoothness of the beer.

For a dark beer this is quite drinkable because the flavors blend so nicely with each other I could easily have a few of these.

This is a great porter, it is better on tap but it is still very nice in bottle.

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Photo of PDXHops
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1/2 pint in a small goblet at the brewery.

See-thru very deeb ruby brown body with a finger of cream-colored foam. The head reduces to a 1/4 inch skim quickly, but that sticks around til then end. Nice sheets of lace.

This is a bold and robust porter. Burnt malt and coffee up front, followed by a surprising explosion of chocolate chips and tart cherry. A wave of citrusy hops joins the fun during the swallow and battles the burnt malt for attention during the finish. Body is thick and chewy.

Overall impression: Excellent porter.

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Photo of Magpie14
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: heavy brown hue and no head (in a dimly lit bar).

S: malts, molasses, brown sugar and a whiff of hops.

T: coffee flavors, brown sugar or a kind of molasses sweetness. I like the feel of the hops help round things out...nice! Unique balance between the hops and sweetness, it works.

M: smooth down the hatch and medium carbonation. Good rounded out feel overall. A medium-plus body that finishes toasty.

D: not an all night drinker but a nice brew.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tasted on-tap 06/04/07 at the Lucky Labrador Bewpub in Portland, OR.

Dark brown in color with a low brown head. A nice roasted malt and coffee aroma and flavor. A nice robust flavor profile esp. as it warms up. Smooth and medium bodied with a nice dry roasty finish.

This was one of my favorites of the day...

Per LL website: Stumptown Porter
Malts: Caramel malts and a little roasted barley.
Hops: Northern Brewer & Fuggles
OG: 14.5° Balling
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 28

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Photo of Gavage
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Higgin's restaurant.

Appearance: dark brown almost black in color. Nice 2" tan head slowly falls to surface bubbles. Nice lacing develops.

Smell: soft roasted malt and chocolate sweetness are very mild but identifiable.

Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolates, molasses sweetness, and a bit of bitter coffee lingers in the background. A bit dry overall.

Mouthfeel: very smooth and dry from start to finish. Medium-heavy in body. The flavors briefly stick to the tongue after swallowing.

Drinkability: a solid porter here, but a bit heavier in body than expected. Worth a try if you see it on tap in town.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brazenly warm temperature at which Lucky Lab served me this cask-conditioned porter served to enhance the full flavor, body, and taste complexities of a beer I had previously known as a fine-drinking porter on draught. Stumptown is an idiosyncratic amalgamation of peculiar taste modules that include (but are not limited to) dark chocolate, piecrust, whole cream, a palate of cherries, and a lone raspberry – though the taste as a whole is much more than the sum of these parts.

By way of comparison, the draught version of this beer expresses far more traditional elements with more forward leaning roasted properties including roasted barley. Stumptown on cask emphasizes a greater chocolaty profile with a mouthfeel smooth as glass in the absence of CO2.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thick and earthy with a stubborn head on its shoulders. Dark rich undertone that reminds me or woring on the farm in the dirt. It is so dark it looks like you need to spoon it out and into your mouth. Very little light makes it way through when you hold it up. Not much of an aroma until you sip it.

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Stumptown Porter from Lucky Labrador Brewing Company
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