Cimmerian Portal | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
89.7%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 29 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by charlzm on 09-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,376
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
29
Liked:
26
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
8.03%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

October 25th, 2013 - To cap our tasting session at Stone's Liberty Station colony, we enjoyed a serving of the Cimmerian Portal. This is perhaps my favorite beer of their's by name, tapping into nerd culture in a clever way, and giving a good idea of the depth and power they want to advertise for this brew. The aroma is not especially abyssal or apocalyptic, showing off a regular stout smell, with the usual mild assortment of malt, soy sauce, a touch of oats, and others. And the flavor was pretty mild mannered too, with a smooth nitro-esque palate and an elegant finish. The flavors taper off quickly and crisply, leaving a nice, dry note behind. It's not as distinct as most Stone beers, and lacks that Stone quality or character, but it's still fine drinking.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Stone Company Store in Pasadena, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, and slight soy sauce aromas. Taste is much the same with roasted malt, cocoa, and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with solid roast and char aspects all around.

Serving type: on tap.

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Cimmerian Portal from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 89.7% out of 100 with 29 ratings
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