Donner Party Porter | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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60 Ratings
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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

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Added by mcallister on 02-28-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of sunrats
4.91/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xnicknj
4.57/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on tap at monks

Pours a dark blacked out color with a thick froth of softly tanned head resting on top. Evens out, leaving some patchy lacing and a collar of film on the brew.

Pleasant mix of roasted coffee beans, semi-sweet chocolate and dark malts in the nose. Each sniff becomes more intoxicating, as the layers of malts start to reveal themselves.

Full and robust right up front with nice roasted malt flavors. Layers of caramel and bread crust are coupled with a dark roasted coffee flavor which is right on point for coffee drinkers like myself. A touch of sweetness from chocolate and malts, finished off with some dry oats and coffee on the back end.

Fuller medium body, nice carbonation, creamy and slick on the tongue. I don't often find myself raving about porters, but this one stood out amongst an already impressive lineup of 5050 beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2015-06-23 at the brewery on tap

Delicious. Thick. Chocolate. Char.

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4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
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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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Black with a creamy mocha head.

S: Nose is dark roast coffee-forward with typical dark chocolate and roasted malt you expect from a porter.

T: Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and coffee, not very complex, but pretty tasty.

M: Full bodied and not smooth.

O: Pretty good, fairly characteristic of a porter, though perhaps not as bitter or robust as you'd expect. Recommended.

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Donner Party Porter from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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