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Donner Party Porter | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.99/5
Very Good
64 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:
#7,608
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
64
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

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

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3.5/5  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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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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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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3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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Donner Party Porter from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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