Board Meeting
Port Brewing

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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #11
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,150
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 Amendm:
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4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 16-oz can needed an average pour for a finger of tan rocky froth with a creamy top.
Short retention and almost no lace. Opaque dark rosewood brown, almost black.
Big smell of coffee and chocolate with caramel and roasted malt and faint hops.
The taste follows the nose with increased hop flavor and bitterness, neutral on sweetness, the coffee, chocolate and malts blend nicely. The finish is semi-dry and quite bitter, roasted grains and bitter hops linger. Medium body, below average carbonation. Rich, smooth, alcohol is well hidden. High ABV for the style, a candidate for an Imperial Brown category.
Porter-like in looks and taste, the label states " Coffee brown ale with cacao nibs", it works.

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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