Board Meeting | Port Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States
portbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 12-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,718
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
644
pDev:
8.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
76
Trade:
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Ratings: 644 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
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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Photo of KTCamm
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

4/25/15....deep in the notes archives. Very dark brown tan foam. Nutty coffee nose. Little sweet, with coffee mixed in for effect. Firm bitter, gritty too. Good, but bitter keeps some away.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erjaq
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roybert
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mychalg9
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into pint glass in February 2016. The'bottled by' date on the bottle was April 2015.

Appearance: Very dark brown with nice thick dark tan head. Just a little lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, with smell of chocolate and caramel, but there is also some aroma of roasted malts, and a little vanilla and hops as well.

Taste: There is a strong coffee and roasted malt flavor, but it was not too sweet. It is balanced from a bitterness from the hops. There is also a little hint of chocolate. It is a great balance that is not too bitter, nor too sweet. It is very creamy and smooth. The balance between the flavors is great, and not dominated by anything.

Mouthfeel: This beer is very smooth and creamy with a nice aftertaste that is not too bitter or sweet. It is a strong beer, which confirms the 8.5% alcohol on the label.

This is a very good brown ale. You will enjoy it if you like a smooth, bold flavors.

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Photo of robear
4.57/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zaraspook
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingjohnh
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffjohns29
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Great smokey beer. Lots of heavy mouthfeel and heavy flavors.

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Photo of grover37
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chadski
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Keeling
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsonta
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chefbigjon
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Board Meeting from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 644 ratings