Board Meeting
Port Brewing

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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #11
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,153
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 8.15%
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
663
From:
Port Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  59
Gots
  79
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: An amplified brown ale, the beer is brewed with liberal additions of coffee from local San Diego roasters, Ryan Brothers, and cocoa nibs sourced from famed San Francisco chocolate maker TCHO.
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Reviews by AWolfAtTheDoor:
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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Semi-literally unearthed this from the back of the fridge. Bottled date of 2/4/2013 (nearly 3.5 years old at this point).

Dark body, gorgeous dark tan cream colored head that was 2.5" thick. I got a little heavy handed with the pour into my BA Sam Adams perfect pint glass and had to suck down some of the foam. Head dissipates, but nice thick ring sits on top of the beer throughout the session.

Enticing chocolate bomb of an aroma. Subtle coffee notes in there as well.

This beer is SMOOTH. Coffee, chocolate, and to a lesser extent caramel round out the flavor. Not sure if this beer was ever hoppy, but it sure isn't at this point. Not a bad thing, and honestly I'm glad there's not much there. Late emerging fusel alcohol flavors. I'm betting the beer has continued to ferment slightly in the bottle these past 3+ years I've waited to drink it.

Beer seems a hair over carbonated for my taste, but again I'd say the culprit is the additional fermentation.

Overall a tremendous beer. If you like coffee or chocolate, this is a must have. I can't wait to go back to CA and try a fresh one. If I was me, I'd buy several and drink them at different intervals.

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Bomber served cold into a pint glass.

Board Meeting is a dark brown color with good clarity. It has thick head but settles fairly quickly. There is some nice lacing left behind.

Aroma is nice and roasty like a good porter but with obvious coffee influence.

Flavor is strong but balanced with a good level of coffee that doesn't overwhelm. Nce sweetness up front with roasty bittersweet coffee and chocolate.

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S - Chocolate, Hazlenut, roasty coffee. Some dark fruits.

T - Bitter coffee, dark chocolate, Bready notes, Hazlenut and Dark Fruits. A little citrusy hop on the aftertaste.

M - medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Finishes medium dry.

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Board Meeting from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 663 ratings