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Donner Party Porter | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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3.99/5
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63 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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,529
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
63
pDev:
9.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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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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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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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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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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3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap, in a shaker pint glass, at the brewery.

Appearance - Dark. Thick, tan head. Handsome.

Smell - Semi sweet chocolate. Burnt toast.

Taste - Semi sweet chocolate. Root beer. Burnt toast. Peppercorn.

Mouth - Acidic.

Overall - A rather aggressive interpretation of a Porter. Not bad but not smooth (like the famous English Porters that we all know and love). I would have guessed this beer was a Stout.

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3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Darker than black coffee, completely opaque and thick. Looks more like a stout than a porter to the naked eye.

Smell: Roasty notes, nothing out of the ordinary.

Taste: Zowy! A pretty much equal mix of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Blends together superbly.

Mouthfeel: One of the nicest drinking beers I've had in some time. Smoother than silk.

My first beer from 50/50 and an impressive one at that.

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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Black with a fine tan head. Lots of chocolate and hops in the aroma. Sweet and roasty with caramel and some cocoa, balanced nicely with pretty ample piney hops. Medium bodied, with a creamy texture. A tasty roasty and hoppy porter, not unlike a hoppy foreign stout. Pretty bitter and hoppy, but the sweetness and lack of roasted astringency save the flavors from clashing.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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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 63 ratings
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