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Petrified Porter | Prescott Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
32 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prescott Brewing Company
Arizona, United States
prescottbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,050
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
32
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sunrats
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tertullian007
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sunsjammer
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the Prescott Brewing Company on 6/10

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Photo of dexterk1
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nearengine
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Links41
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of trytoketchup
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Review from notes: 12oz on top in a pint glass

A - Dark brown color, small fleeting head that sinks quickly and has little to no lacing.

S - Dark coffee, roasted malts, sweet, almost smokey, hints of sweet vanilla.

T - Decadent roasted malts, sweet coffee, firm bitterness from leafy green hops, vanilla, burnt raisins, thin molasses, residual brown sugars, finish is long and bitter with dark chocolate popping out once warm.

M - Silky and thin but good, creamy but light, low carbonation, bitter finish.

Good stuff here. One of the best beers from this brewery. This would go good with fish and chips as well as a desert beer. Good hop bitterness with a sweet roast to balance it out.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Prescott Brewing

Very dark but clear mahogany with an exceptionally durable tan head. Nice blotches of sticky laving are left behind on the glass.

Aroma: Lightly aromatic with sweet caramel and roasted malts.

Flavor: Very good sweet/bitter balance but too little flavor, especially dark roasted malts.

Feel: Medium body, with enough carbonation to make it feel a bit lively.

O: great look and feel, but too little flavor and aroma.

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Photo of arizcards
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a pint after a nice hike earlier today at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

Beer was served dark brown with an off white head that did not have much hang time.

Nose had hints of roasted malts.

Taste was heavy on roasted malts with a slight hint of dark chocolate. Finish was dry.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and somewhat smooth.

Overall this was a pretty good porter that i would drink again.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of wattoclone
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Phelps
2.96/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed in a shaker pint at the brewpub in Prescott.

Thin purple-brown in color, fairly light and transparent at the edges. The head is thin yet sticky, a dense layer of cocoa powder-colored film. Thin though it is, it still deposits nice walls of lace on the sides of the glass.

Hard to pick up much in the nose. What is there is fairly chocolatey, full of dark and milk varieties. Burnt toast and earthy hops make up the rest. Not much to see here.

The flavor’s a little better. Earthy like soil, with bitter dark chocolate, a touch of sweeter cocoa and maybe some oats at the swallow. Some bitter coffee notes soon emerge as well. Balanced, but nothing special.

Medium-light body isn’t quite watery, but it’s close. Smooth, with gentle, massaging carbonation and just a little fizz as it moves. Bitterness is noticeable, but not out of line for an English-style porter like this. No alcohol.

I have nothing bad to say about Petrified Porter. I also have little good to say about it, other than it’s balanced. A very drinkable, very forgettable porter. I’ll stick with Achocalypse next time I visit.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured with a small head of light brown foam on to of a black body. The head settles quickly and leaves light lace.

S - lightly smoky notes of chocolate and nutty caramel.

T - dark sugar with notes if caramel, chocolate and smoke. Some light licorice in the middhe and dark bread notes through the finish.

M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a lightly sweet finish.

D - a nice, balanced and drinkable porter.

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Rchap1
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of Petrified Porter back in March of 2008, and somehow it got lost in the cellar and definitely is a little older than it should be. That being said, I was quite surprised by this one.

A: Poured into an imperial pint, This one came out nice and dark with just a little ruby-red light coming through. Minimal head, not surprising considering how long it's sat.

S: Funky, but in a good way. There's still a good bit of malt character to it, but also a really tart cherry scent.

T: Here's where the complexity kicks in. Starts off with a good biscuity malt flavor, then rapidly turns sour. Big cherry flavor, maybe even a little grapefruit? Definitely strong sour flavors.

M: Not all that full, with how tart it is I'm not sure you would want it to be very full though. Keeps you focused though!

D: It's gonna be hard to get all the way through the bomber, but not because I don't like it. There's just a whole lot of flavor going on there, it's a little bit overwhelming

All told, take this review with a grain of salt because of the flavor. As I recall when I had it on tap at the pub there was definitely no sour flavor at all. That being said...let it sit for a couple of years and get funky, it turns out pretty well!

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Photo of BelgLuvr
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark walnut brown, it had a low head, but nevertheless left a nice bit of lace. Chocolate malt aroma was faint, but that was followed by a surprisingly strong malt flavor with a firm bittersweet hoppy aftertaste. Certainly on the strong side for a porter but even so it's not a stout in disguise. A solid and very pleaasnt entry in the porter world.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear very dark burnt amber red color with a small to medium sized light brown head. This porter has a decent lacing throughout the drinking of the 22 ounces.

A light sour citrus mixed with a light dark chocolate malt aroma is pretty light overall but you mostly notice it when you take a drink. Speaking of drinking this porter has a very nice chocolaty malts taste that blends with the light smokiness o this beer.

A light dry aftertaste with hints of smoked or roasted chocolate and a empty bottle is all that left given a little time.

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Photo of John_M
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub tonight.

The beer pours a dark brown color with fair head retention and little lacing. The nose is unimpressive, consisting of a fairly simple array of coffee, light chocolate, and some underlying roasty malt. Flavors replicate the nose, but I'm really surprised by how light this porter is, and how little flavor it delivers. Also, this is almost a cookie cutter recipe porter, tasting very much like most of the other brewpub porters I've sampled over the years. It's not unpleasant, but it's nothing to get excited about either. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, and drinkability is OK. However, the flavor profile was so boring and uninteresting, ultimately I didn't bother finishing my pint.

Nothing wrong with this beer, but there are just too many other exciting options for me to ever want to drink something like this.

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Petrified Porter from Prescott Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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