Porter | Eel River Brewing Co.

PorterPorter
BA SCORE
36%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 264 ratings
PorterPorter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co.
California, United States
eelriverbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Certified Organic

Added by Reidrover on 07-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,520
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
264
Liked:
95
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
13.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of Steve78
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masonpp85
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tally
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of berkeleymaw
5/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer. My wife and I even made a 3 hour road trip to their brewery just so I could fill my growler.

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Photo of Auraan
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a gorgeous black with reddish brown highlights and one finger of bubbly tan head. Overall impression of appearance is of a classic porter, well done. Scents of iron, hard water, caramel, light roasted malt, light fruity esters, moderate notes of dark chocolate and coffee with cream. Overall impression of aroma is of a nice brown Porter, a bit sweeter than a standard Porter. Quite nice. Flavor begins modestly sweet with notes of caramel blending with notes of roasted malt, nutty malt and coffee with cream. Middle opens up notes of toffee and more abundant roasted malt. Finish is looking gently dry with notes of caramel mingling with toffee, nutty malt, roast malt and dark chocolate. Aftertaste is roast malt. Overall impression of flavor is of a true to style brown Porter, more sweet malt balancing roast than in a standard Porter, not bad. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation and a chalky feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a nice Porter, quite good. Overall this is a fine Porter. It hits the style for a brown Porter nicely and is quite pleasant to drink. Nicely sessionable, quite flavorful and wonderfully aromatic. Well worth trying.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty darn good porter.

Dark black/brown color, usual tan head.

The smell is the only thing that isn't good about this beer: stale, stinky, unwholesome. Just not good.

Taste is mild, wholesome, malty, not oversweet, hints of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is fine. Just like a porter should be.

Overall I like this porter, I'd drink it again. I wouldn't serve it to people who have a keen sense of smell, because yuck. But once you get past that, this is a nice, sessionable porter.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.14/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice american porter, looks, smells and tastes according to style, easy to drink and enjoyable. Organic characteristic of this beer makes it very expensive in Mexico.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d_kizzle
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zak333
3.64/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of OKCNittany
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of pbhuss
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of sami1971
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of Osskjc
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Porter from Eel River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 36% out of 100 with 264 ratings
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