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 Jonada:
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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottled on 2/4/13. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Dark brown in color with 2 fingers of a creamy looking tan head. Great retention and lacing

Smell: Big roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramelized sugar, with some earthy hops

Taste: Follows the nose pretty closely. Again the coffee is at the forefront with some additional flavors of roasted malt, earth, bittersweet chocolate, and some faint hints of vanilla and nuts.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the fuller side of medium, which gives is a soft, creamy mouthfeel despite the moderate to high levels of carbonation.

Overall: I was impressed by this one, though I would say it drinks more like a porter than a brown ale. The coffee is definitely the star of this beer, so if you're not a fan of coffee forward beers you may want to stay away. Otherwise I'd definitely recommend picking up a bottle.

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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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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