Eel River Brewing Co.

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Eel River Brewing Co.
California, United States
American Porter
3.58 | pDev: 13.13%
May 21, 2019
Jul 12, 2003
Notes: Six malts perfectly blend in this rich, smooth beer. A deep, malty body dominates this Porter with notes of baking chocolate and dark caramel backed by a subtle hint of domestic organic hops.
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Rated: 3.85 by robotic_being from Florida

May 21, 2019
Rated: 3.58 by PrynneCabin from Washington

Dec 24, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by DoctorRobert1969 from California

Sep 26, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by beerbart from California

Sep 21, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

May 17, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by travelguy from Ohio

Apr 13, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by StoutPenguin from Oregon

Dec 14, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by HaoleBoy from California

Dec 02, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by StArnoldFan from Texas

Aug 01, 2017
Rated: 4.11 by dipso123 from Oregon

Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by InfernoBoss from California

Apr 15, 2017
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured out a 12 oz bottle into an widemout mason jar. Pours a very dark copper, clarity comes through when held up to the light. Nice head with a beige color that leaves a nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The smell is pleasantly malty, sweet and roasty. Taste is rich and roasty, hints of roasted nuts balanced by a mild bitterness. This beer hints and the thick and heavy stouts but plays lightly on the tongue. The maltiness of the front end is cleaned up nicely by the crisp back end. I never know what to expect from a porter, some seem like light stouts and others like brown ales. This one definitely drinks like a crisp brown. I tend towards the heavier when drinking dark beers but this is a very pleasantly crisp beer.
Apr 05, 2017
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Reviewed by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Aroma notes of coffee, although I don’t taste it. Malty, carbonated, and a bit dry. Bit of a chocolate aftertaste. Good representation of the porter style. All of Eel River’s beers are USDA Certified Organic, and they claim to be the 1st brewery in the US of this distinction.
Mar 11, 2017
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Rated by MikeTheGeek from California

3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at ERB in Fortuna. Went well with my Reuben.
A good porter (black and smooth), and a great finish to the day.
Dec 28, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Flathead_Monster from Montana

Dec 24, 2016
Rated: 3.45 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Oct 04, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Comes in a relatively thin brown color and an even more thin head 1/5", lighter brown in color and small bubbled in texture. Usual suspects of chocolate and coffee from the malt roasting. Roast more than coffee and chocolate perceptible.

Taste hits those usual notes and a small amount of licorice/dark fruit bitterness. Has a red wine edge to it. Could use more two row, thicken this guy up. Hops discernable, cascade probably. Call this an equal parts blend between porter and imperial brown ale.
Sep 20, 2016
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Rated by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Listed on the "1001", but to me it was no big deal.
Jun 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice porter pours a medium dark mahogany with a modest head of off white foam that settles to a thin ring and spotty lacing. Nose of dark sweet cocoa, coffee notes galore, and subtle dark sugars with some light fruit notes. Flavors follow the nose with cocoa and cream laden coffee on the front and middle, dark roasted malts hit nicely on the sides, and blend in on the rear with some light banana notes from the yeast which is a pleasant surprise that mixes nicely with a touch of cream. Very nice mouth feel, medium high carbonation is lively and crisp cutting through the dark libation making it highly quaff-able with a lightly bitter malt finish and a touch of herbal hops. Overall an excellent brew that exceeds most of the organic brews out there.

Jun 15, 2016
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