Donner Party Porter | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States
fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 02-28-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
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3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at City Tavern in Culver City, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cookie dough, and cocoa. Taste is much the same with a char flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a roast forward set of flavors.

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4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of oline73
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Capone's during Philly beer week. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a dark brown color with some light coming through at the edges. There is a layer of off white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lace on the glass.

Smell: Light roast with a touch of sweetness that reminds me of brown sugar. I'm also getting some bitter chocolate.

Taste: Dark chocolate and roast flavors are there, but they're smooth. I'm getting some dark fruit and brown sugar as well. This is a very smooth and easy drinking porter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This porter is complex and easy to drink. I thought it was very good.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Almost black with a red ring a around the top and bottom. Almost a 1/4 inch tan head with no retention

Smell: Coffee and chocolate and a nice roasted malt smell

Taste: Very nice coffee notes not too much but just the right amount. Hints of chocolate and caramel

Mouthfeel: Buttery and silky. Medium body and medium carbonation levels

Overall: Very nice porter. Very nice and enjoyable flavors. This is my first beer by fifty/fifty brewing company and I am quite impressed. I also have a growler of the totality stout and I cant wait to crack it open

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.91/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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Donner Party Porter from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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