Oatmeal Porter | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States
pizzaport.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by Boilermaker88 on 10-04-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
4
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
15.08%
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Crosling
2.74/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

My main gripe with this beer is the serving type. Which begs the next question, why are all the brewpub stouts and porters in Cali served on nitro? What a waste of potentially great beer. Anyway, this beer appeared a deep mahogany in color with a creamy and lasting head of white foam. The aroma was subtle with hints of water, chocolate and roasted grain. Silky & smooth. Notes of chocolate and coffee with hints of apple. But mainly just watery if anything else. Nitro sucks.

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Photo of jcalabre
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

My wife surprised me by mentioning that she wanted to go down to Carlsbad for some shopping. I suggested that we have lunch at Pizza Port Carlsbad, home of the famous festivals. She agreed.
This oatmeal porter was a bit disappointing. The body was a bit thin and watery, although the aroma and flavor had nice roasty, oatmeal & chocolate characteristics to it.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Prior to stopping down at Stone Brewery this weekend to pick up some Sawyers Triple, I had arranged to meet xlperro and RoyalT in here for a quick beer, and a bite to eat. The second of my two lunchtime Pints would be a smooth soothing Oatmeal Porter to take the edge of the awesome previous beer Wipeout IPA, & the spicy Pepperoni Pizza we had ordered.

Appearance: Classic nitro- stout look. A very dark brown body, that looks black at times, is filled with a light brown nitrogenous mass of bubbles that slowly balance out to form an incredibly smooth light tan head, comprised of immensely small bubbles, tightly packed. Excellent appearance.

Nose: Dark bitter cooking chocolate and roasted coffee beans.

Taste: Smooth coffee bitterness, which surprised me at first. The dark chocolate middle retains the earlier coffee bitterness, as indeed does the ending. Lightly roasted malts come through in the finish. A lingering astringent death.

Mouthfeel: A very, very smooth, solid creamy mouthfeel. Silky and all encompassing, its velvet body wraps itself around the tongue.

Drinkability: A very nice Porter, but I would it hard to drink too much of this, maybe a couple of Pints. Whilst the Nitro-Tap dispense adds character to the beer immensely, ironically it also detracts from the overall Drinkability for me – I find that I cannot drink too many Nitro-Tap beers, which I suppose is not a reflection on the beer really.

Overall: As with most industrial Stouts, the Oatmeal Porter definitely benefits from Nitro-Tap dispense. It worked a treat, and proved to be a very smooth tasty Porter. I will have this again, but only once in a while, mainly because I could not resist the plethora of IPA’s on offer at Pizza Port!

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Photo of Boilermaker88
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the choices on a nitro-tap at Pizza Port, Carlsbad. Poured into a pint glass, this porter has a nice cascade effect that, once concluded, leaves a deep, dark ruby - almost black - color. The tan head is thick and creamy with great retention and nice lacing.
Smell was a nice blend of coffee, dark chocolate and a mild smokiness.
Taste was of dark, semi-sweet chocolate and coffee and malt. Oatmeal Porter has a decidedly smoky flavor and only a mild bitterness in the finish.
Feel was surprisingly light-bodied, smooth and creamy.
I really liked this offering from Pizza Port. It's very easy to drink, has a nice flavor and isn't very filling at all. I'd definitely get this one again.

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Oatmeal Porter from Pizza Port Solana Beach
3.58 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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