Pacemaker Porter | Flyers Restaurant And Brewery

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Pacemaker PorterPacemaker Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
Washington, United States
eatatflyers.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Derek on 08-11-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Twotom
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at the Bayou on Bay in Bellinghm, WA. Deep coffee, malty flavor. Like Peets espresso. Malt, coffee taste.
Rich mouthfeel, could almost be a stout. Nice carbonation, not too much.
Finish of licorice, hints of sweet malt.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty, inspiring color. Pale brown head with coarse lacing.

Deep coffee, malty flavor. Like Peets espresso. Smells a bit like Ten Fiddy (which is awesome).

Malt, coffee taste. Also cocoa. Damn this is good.

Rich mouthfeel, could almost be a stout. Nice carbonation, not too much.

Finish of licorice, hints of sweet malt.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beardo
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gouettn
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdog707yo
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RJLarse
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought a bottle of Pacemaker Porter in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pink glass.

Pours a black walnut color, nearly opaque, with a thick frothy tan head.

Smell is a sweet chocolate and coffee aroma.

Taste is a dark roasted brain flavor up front, with chocolate and coffee flavors along side, and dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is a creamy texture, slightly cloying, with a dry aftertaste.

Overall a nice porter. Perhaps a little more bitter than I would like, but not bad.

NOTE: The CH-300 Pacemaker was an amphibious aircraft of the 1920's and 30's.

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Photo of mactrail
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite lovely appearance with a creamy tall head on the black brew in the narrow tulip. Plenty of carbonation on the tongue, and a big mouthful of flavor.

Dark roasted malt with some burnt flavors. Some dark caramel and a long deep dark flavor with just a touch of the malty sweetness. A little of the odd rye sort of flavor-- faintly sourish and grainy. The bitter finish brings a little hop flavor to the scorched bitterness of the grains.

The deep winey sensation with the sudsy mouthfeel makes for a very drinkable and smooth quaff. From the 22 oz bottle bought at the Flyers brewpub in Oak Harbor.

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Photo of 604growler
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Gaffattack
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of brinkdeer
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Lgrec8
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of AR_Rios
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Sokool
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Lazaro
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of eddiearmy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of kemoarps
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Who knew the little south end equivalent of a convenience store would have good prices on some beers that I had never had. Impressive.
Anyway, this one was one of the ones I picked up.

Decent cola body, but no head. The nose is sweet with some malts, with the taste following suit. It's a somewhat thin, but goes down smoothe. There's some plum/fig/dark fruit in there, and a minimal bittering on the end. It's not bad, it's just not outstanding, which relegates it to 'meh' status in the midst of my current splurging for the short time I am somewhere with a little variety, and thus discovering some amazing brews.

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Photo of Adamostella
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of muchloveforhops3
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of beerenjoyer1
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Sharp's Roaster at Sea Tac Intl Airport.

A - Pours dark deep brown with medium brown foam with appearance of being a thick beer.

S - Noticeable coffee, chocalate, and malts really was inviting.

T - Nice full flavor of the coffee, malts and cocoa. A good balance of flavor for this style of porter.

M - Full mouthfeel and nice after taste with no bitterness.

O - Again, A great brew that I will look for in bottles, and a great name "Flyers" for the Naval Aviators at NAS Whidbey Island.

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Photo of piclee
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber courtesy of Libby pours a rich dark brown color without much highlighting. Thin tan head fades to a bubbly collar.

Nose is mocha with a little hint of piney hops. Pretty straightforward, sweet-ish porter aroma.

Taste displays much of the same as the coffee/chocolate interplay is nicely done. Fair amount of hoppy bitterness on the finish and the yeastiness gives of a lightly tart fruity twinge...in a good way. Pretty viscous for not really being all that sweet. Not bad, not bad...above average porter that has a little something that reminds me of black butte.

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Pacemaker Porter from Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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