Porter | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2003

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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of stevoj
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%

Very bitter for a porter, roast grains bringing some stout like bitterness, almost black body supports a fluffy beige head. Burnt toast aroma leads into full on roast bitterness, overall body belies somewhat watery mouth feel

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3.3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.64/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful, dark, opaque brown with a creamy looking, though not long-lived, tan head.
Smell is roasted & toasted malts, some coffee, an astringent note with a touch of green wood. Well balanced.
Taste is coffee and burnt malts forward, a bit of the astringency and not a lot more.
Medium-ish body, lighter effervescence that tickles the whole surface of the tongue. Drying, fairly clean finish for the style. A little too burnt coffee for me, could definitely benefit with a bit of complexity.

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Photo of greyghost86
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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3.36/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Mojo
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> snifter glass

A - pours up the expected obsidian opaque black with a big two finger caramel colored head. retention is fair. Lacing is good.

S - sweet molasses and chocolate, very rich and aromatic

T - This is the definite weakness. It has a typical porter flavor profile but there are two elements that just don't work here for me. The first is a cola like flavor. I'm good with that, but in this case it is too strong. The second is a big sour note which is more of a deal breaker for me. There is a mild earthy hop taste at the finish, but it is a little too understated for me.

M - decent carbonation, no real aftertaste.

O - drinkable but unbalanced. As a big porter fan, this one falls short of what I want my porters to be. (Smuttynose Robust, Bells, Founders, Sierra Nevada, and Old Leghumper are better examples.)

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Porter from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.
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