Board Meeting
Port Brewing

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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #11
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,148
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 8.15%
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
661
From:
Port Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  58
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: 121 | Ratings: 661
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia..

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a sufficiently-sized, light beige head. Shows good viscosity when rolled around in the ole Duvel glass. A fair amount of lace deposited on the way down.

Smell: Strong note that signals not just coffee-scented malts but coffee-scented coffee was used here, with a sturdy backdrop of chocolate and other darkish malts giving additional roastiness as well as some toasty, nutty notes.

Taste: Smooth roasted malts, sweetish chocolate tones, and a full, sustained coffee bean note. A few, small clumps of brown sugar, maybe a drop of molasses. Slightly charred toast. Pleasant coffee character ramps up as it warms. A little dark fruitiness. Some hoppiness, but, it seems to be a basic bitterness to accentuate the roasty, coffee bitterness and not turn this into "The Hop Show". Smooth, coffee-toned finish that still displays a little crispness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Smooth, creamy, yet the carbonation was right where I wanted it to be. I've encountered many, many brown ales where the motivation behind it and final delivery were zero-minus, but, not here. I quite liked it; a top-notch brown ale.

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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.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a very tasty coffee brown slash porter.

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A - very dark brown, almost black with a big tan coloured head. Retains well leaving rings of lacing on the sides of the glass

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 661 ratings