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Raven Porter | Downtown Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Downtown Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JayTheFinn on 01-13-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ummm Yeah. Roasted malts, some barley backing, low ABV and some espresso and faint but very faint chocolate. An average porter that poured a deep, deep drown. Nose was of roasted malts and some espresso, much ike the taste. Not to compex and pretty standard. If you are this is worth a try over the rest I would say but dont get your hopes up.

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Photo of bulletrain76
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub in Santa Barbara. My favorite beer from Downtown so far, though that isn't saying a whole lot. Actually a tasty and balanced porter, albeit a bit simple. Nice dark brown color that you can just see through, capped with a lasting tan head and lots of lace. Light aroma of espresso. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side, as is the house trend. Chocolatey, with a nice roasted bitterness and enough hops to clean the sweetness up. Medium bodied with middle of the road carbonation. I liked the hops bite in this a lot, though the malts were pretty one dimensional. We were drinking the IPA before this, and it took a little bit of prodding to get the group to get the "dark" beer, but this turned into the hit of the night.

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Photo of JayTheFinn
2.71/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wow, this is one average beer! And it may be the most uninspired porter I've ever tasted. It's not horrible, it's just forgetable.

A - Standard dark, dark brown to black body. Not an overwhelming head after the initial foam up settles, and it settles quickly.

S - There was a smell?

T - Lacks the spiciness, or any kind of bite, that you'd get with better porters. This tastes more like a stout gone flat. The roasty, toasty malty flavors are there but in sparse numbers and with little force.

M - Pretty watery for what it should be.

D - Drinkable, but only in the way water is.

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Raven Porter from Downtown Brewing Co.
3.39 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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