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Porter | The Defiant Brewing Company

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3.86/5
Very Good
37 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Defiant Brewing Company
New York, United States
defiantbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cbl2 on 09-30-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,755
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
37
pDev:
13.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonAdams
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured straight from barrel at Defiant into a 10-oz glass. Served slightly cooler than room temp.
Even looking through a thin meniscus, light doesn't pass. Color through and through. Stains clothes, too! %^)
Nose is faintly reminiscent of root beer, with a bit of vanilla. Bits of coffee/cocoa, but refreshingly little (sometimes coffee flavors are too much like yesterday's coffee).
Hard to get here, but was worth the journey.

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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Will_Rivera
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of JC333
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler poured at the brewery just a few hours later, and pulled from fridge about 30 minutes before serving.

Best way to describe this is as a no frills but still solid porter.

A: black with amber edges. Light brown Head was about an inch thick after pouring but disappeared rather quickly.

S: smell of cocoa and coffee was there but not strong and left a little to be desired

T: as with the smell, the taste could have used just a touch more of the coffee or cocoa one has come to desire in a porter. The level of hops and bitterness is what boosted the rating here. The level of bitterness in this particular beer is what I look for in a porter, noticeable and present but not overtaking the beer.

M: very smooth and the highlight of this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of qcbrewer
2.31/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is not at all what I expected from a pretty decent rating.

While the color was right, there was absolutely no head what so ever. Granted, this could be due to glassware (or the fact it was obscenely hot and maybe that caused issues), but either way it was a let down.

Barely any aroma at all, but what was there was nearly reminecent of plastic.

If the aroma was any indication, the taste was exactly what I would image very fine granular plastic to taste like (chalky plastic). Mix in some dark roasted malt, a slight chocolate flavor, and hard water.

Overall, I don't think I would ever order this again. I hope their O'Defiant Stout is better, but I'm certainly wary.

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3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with dark brown hues. Not much of a head, but lacing sticks.

The smell is of cocoa with slightly burnt coffee. Caramel/toffee and earthy notes are in the back.

The taste is of cocoa and caramel/toffee. It is sweet with bitterness from earthy notes and a charred character. It has a roasty, bittersweet finish.

It is medium-bodied with medium carbonation.

It is candy-like with a roasty/charred character mixing in. It's a pretty nice porter.

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Photo of infi
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Huffs
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Zkman87
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Jimbolikesbeer
5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Discordian
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of ferrari29
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from tap into a Mug-shaped glass

A - Beer pours with a liquid, dark colored body; no head and if there was any, it obviously did not hold very well; body has a dark color to it,with a slightly reddish-hue around the edge; no lacing at all formed, not the usual for a porter

S - Light coffee and chocolate smell; deep roasted malt smell; dark brown sugar; dark fruit and washed out licorice smell

T - Coffee and light chocolate malt taste; dark fruit; touch of spice; finishes with a light licorice taste

M - Little body; effervescent; leaves behind a lingering dark chocolate taste that stays around for a while

D - Unique and interesting, especially since it came right out of the vat in which it was brewed from; smooth and easy to drink because it really didn't have much body to it; it's a bit watery for my porter-liking

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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at brewery 9/30/11

The beer starts off with a strong roasted coffee and cocoa notes. It has a nice malty yet sweet middle. Theres hints of toffee bir very suttle. overall not a heavy beer that will weigh you down, yet will satisfy your porter needs.

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Porter from The Defiant Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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