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
Ratings:
634
Reviews:
110
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.45%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
73
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 634 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of mychalg9
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zaraspook
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingjohnh
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffjohns29
4.18/5  rDev +1%
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 +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chadski
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.79/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Keeling
3.81/5  rDev -8%
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 -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chefbigjon
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDStoutly
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dcmchew
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.67/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark brown with a very nice thick head that laced my glass the whole way down. The strong smell of coffee with hints of chocolate and malts fill the nose and the taste follows the smell. Nice, thick, and smooth is very good beer.

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Photo of Redgoatman
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmquinn
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big pleasant surprise. Not a Brown Ale fan very often, but this one doesn't follow the rules. Board Meeting is kinda the curl less taken. Big full beer that boasts coffee and chocolate highlights in a big robust brown. Has many characteristics of a big porter or even stout...but the flavor is clearly a brown...a nice complex one...but hops and malts are definitely in the brown ale wheel house.
Probably too much for those who enjoy the classic style, but for me who loves a big creamy brew with lots of flavors...well, sign me up for more,
Special thanks to Steve for suggesting to try this one.

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Photo of cmq103
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Flight Sampler at the Blend Bar & Bistro poured into a 4-ounce sample glass. Dark brown in color with a minimal head. Aroma of dark roasted malts and brown sugar. A well-done semi-sweet boozy rendition of the brown ale style. I'd seek this one out again.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Board Meeting from Port Brewing
4.14 out of 5 based on 634 ratings.
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