Donner Party Porter | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Donner Party PorterDonner Party Porter

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mcallister on 02-28-2007

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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 10
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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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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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%

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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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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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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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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3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Man I've been having this beer for what seems like almost 20 years now. Can't believe I haven't reviewed it here yet. Anyways, this is similar to the Totality stout with just a little more finesse and lighter prowess to it. Similar to Totality (on a much smaller scale) they've used this as a base beer for barrel aging and it works there as well. Anyways, this beer, pours a dark brown with a lighter brown head, 2/3" deep. Aroma is big on the roasted malt as a porter (American) should be. Decent C (chinook/cascade?) hop presence.

Taste follows the nose, roasted malt and C hop bitterness without being excessive. Good mouth feel, strong sturdy malt body that doesn't delve into sludge tar territory. In a world of double digit abv extremity, this is one of those porters you wouldn't mind putting 2 pints down on a cold late fall evening. Its astringent from both roastiness and hoppiness, but not in a problematic way. Like zero sweetness to it. Anti pastry porter.

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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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Donner Party Porter from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 66 ratings