Pacemaker Porter | Flyers Restaurant And Brewery

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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 RedDiamond
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I get sooo tired of hearing about how this or that beer won an award at some big brewing shindig. And then I drink a beer like this and realize that some beers deserve glowing accolades. Pacemaker has variously won gold and silver at NABA, GABF, and the WBC. But the good news is that it's an excellent beer on tap at Flyers brewpub. And that's as it should be.

Pacemaker has bold contours, abundant flavor, and a skillful composition of brown malt sweetness and overt roastiness. It is the customary shade of brown with mild lather and shares a similar fragrance corresponding to its flavor. The beer's capacity to express flavor would seem to know no bounds. Everything is brilliant, bold, and beautiful. It's exactly what a porter should be.

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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 cdog707yo
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of 604growler
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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 isualum12
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok I will admit before I start I have a love affair with porter recently.

So we stopped by and had the world flight at Pikes brewery in downtown Seattle tonight. this was a great option...

smelled like chockalott and bourbon...
Color is black as night
smooth without a any bite
i didn't notice any head even though i am sure it had one.

Drinkablity is high in my books....

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

Thanks to Dave for the bomber. This porter opens with a big dark chocolate (lighter, like 35% cacao) character with a dry citrus pepper finish. As it warms, the hops build for sort of a chocolate orange rind character. This is an interesting porter, and that's tough to find. Give this a try.

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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 Lazaro
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Anew
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of philbertk
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flyers Brewery--Skagit River Brewery Custom Bottling--Flyers Brand Beer Pacemaker Porter-2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 25 IBU's? (3.75 / 5.0) Big creamy lacy espresso head. Opaque deep dark black color. Roasted floral chocolate mild espresso front. Creamy mellow cloying sweet malty roasted dark chocolate pudding mild fruit rich doughy robust Porter body. Sediment hint. Mild hop dry citrus hint end. Sampled 3/4/2011. Purchased fro $4.99 at The Greenwood Market, Seattle on 12/29/2010.

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Photo of beertunes
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Imperial pint glass. Poured an opaque black, with just a bit of light coming through. Poured with over an inch of full, dark tan head that had good retention and left minimal lacing.

The rich, malty aroma reaches the nose first, and smells like a porter should, just fuller. The flavors are also as expected, with the smooth roasted tastes most prevalent, and a slight smokey taste on the finish.

The body was full, rich and smooth. Drinkability was also smooth and easy, having several wouldn't be an issue. A very well done example of the style, worth seeking out.

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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 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 Derek
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A robust porter in style...

A: Black with chestnut highlights, light tan head, good retention, light lace.

S: Coffee, molases, dark chocolate.

T: Coffee, black-strap molases, dark chocolate, slight roasted acidity, slight licorous.

M: Moderate body & carbonation, hint of chalky acidity, dry finish.

D: Big, bold flavour is a little much to session.

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Photo of Lgrec8
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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 muchloveforhops3
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of eddiearmy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

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Pacemaker Porter from Flyers Restaurant And Brewery
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