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Pawn Shop Porter | Allentown Brew Works

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Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Know that feeling when you come across a diamond in the rough? This 12 oz sessionable gem, with notes of chocolate and hints of caramel, is well worth any trade. You'll soon be sifting through the couch cushions for spare change and crawling through closets for Great grandma's gold chain.

Added by tempest on 07-20-2007

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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by Deuane:
Photo of Deuane
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A really nice straight forward American style porter. Dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Slight hints of roasted coffee and chocolate in the nose. Tatse of roasted malt and a backround hint of licorice that became more apparent as the beer warmed.

Overall a very nice, solid and easy to drink porter.

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Photo of acurtis
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Allentown Brew Works 10/18 (O.G. 1.058 ABV 5.7%)
This is about the 6th time I've had this brew.
Dark brown with small head, good lacing.
Strong aroma of chocolate, carmel and malt. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, english malt and carmel. A very tasty and extremely drinkable porter. Not too heavy. A very nice staple beer here at Allentown.

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Photo of eklie
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of JMS1512
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maseww22
4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great drinking porter with chocolate hints and a caramel finish.

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Photo of tempest
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fine example a of a good, clean American porter, though maybe a touch on the lighter side. The malt profile was more dark roasted coffee with a touch of cocoa and black grains. I like more chocolate and less obvious grain taste, but it was still pretty tasty and nicely balanced.

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Photo of mikefuski17
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of KTCamm
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/28...on tap in Allentown PA...pours medium dark brown. Foam capped. Coffee notes, chocolate too. Light bodied, and thin mouthfeel. Like the flavor, but like my porters a little heartier.

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Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, light chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, easy drinking. Feels medium/light in the mouth and overall a pretty good beer, but nothing special.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of danlib21
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phillybrewhead
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the Bethlehem location, poured into a pint glass

A- pours black with no head whatsoever. Not sure if that was due to sitting out at the bar for awhile or not, so I won't dock it too bad

S- the aroma is faint, but what I'm getting is roasted malts and light chocolate

T- chocolate and coffee are the predominant flavors, with a decent bit of roast

M- a little thin

O- nothing really outstanding here, just an easy drinking porter

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Photo of iwillhaveanother
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of wampahoofus
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice dark brown with a cream-colored head. Fades after a few minutes leaving some lacing

Smell: Not much. A bit of malt and smoke.

Taste: Lots of roasted malt. Yummy.

Mouthfeel: Mellow with a bit of bitterness

Drinkability: Very nice drinkable beer. Goes down easy with with the Brew Works lobster dip. Oh yeah!

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Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopdog
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Allentown Brew Works location.

This one poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, and light coffee. Tastes of chocolate, roast, coffee, and light caramel. Overall a nice Porter.

Notes from 10/13/07

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Photo of 57md
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is dark brown with ruby and copper colors on the edges. There was a finger of head that retained for a bit. The nose was mildly roasty. As for the taste, roasted malts were present throughout and this offering had a mild bitterness on the finish. This is a standard, drinkable, but definitely unremarkable, porter.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of zapahoppa
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Jotora
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, no date.

pours a very dark brown, off-white colored head that fades to a thin ring. no lacing. mild milk chocolate sweet aroma. taste is similar, just a touch of sweetness. no roast flavors at all. medium to thicker body, mild carbonation.

overall - easy to drink, subdued flavors.

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Pawn Shop Porter from Allentown Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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