Organic Tree Hugger Porter | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Organic Tree Hugger PorterOrganic Tree Hugger Porter

Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 08-02-2003

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by czfreeman:
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12oz bottle, very creamy head that held for a brief while. instant aromas of chocolate and coffee on the nose, bread coming through,smoke. really like the smell. very dark color. taste is very bitter at first and then mellows out to a lingering coffeish taste, slight dark cocoa flavors. mouthfeel is not heavy as the beer looks, kind of like a slightly heavier nut brown ale. I enjoyed sipping this beer, as it is kind of cold outside. definatley a good winter choice

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BurdockBoy
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ElGordo
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The latest corny fill on my home system, this beer pours a deep mellow brown color with garnet highlights when held up to the light. A thick, light tan head crowns the affair, leaving beautiful, sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of rich roasted malt, with hints of molasses, vanilla bean, and mocha. Palate is mildly sweet up front, with the subtle notes more characteristic of a brown ale than a porter. The richness of the roasted malt comes through mid-palate, tempered by a hint of bitterness from the hops. Finish is lightly bitter and just a touch smoky.
The only real shortcoming of this beer is its fairly thin body. I expect a bit more robust character out of a porter, but this is definitely on the thin side. Still, that may work to its advantage, as it is highly drinkable for a darker beer. Overall, I'm a pretty big fan.

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Laurelwood in PDX. Part of a taster tray.

Offwhite head, black-brown body. Some lacing.

Some roast malt, maybe cherry cola on the nose?

Bitter roast forward with some coffee/malt finish. Neither bitter nor sweet overall.

Decent texture.

Decent porter, little else to say.

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Photo of russpowell
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours chestnut with 3+ fingers of rocky tan head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Coffee & iron

T: Chocolate, iron, dark fruit & dryness up front. Dryness takes over as this warms, then cocoa, some fig & date type flavors. Finishes bone dry with coffee grounds & iron

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation & an almost chalky dryness

Drinks pretty easy but just a run of the mill porter to me. Maybe if the dryness toned down...

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Photo of MMAJYK
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Deep and dark brown with a reddish tint. Clear. Lighter brown head very thick and fluffy with lacing all the way down.

S. Smoky and roasty for sure; campfire and ashy, chocolate, toffee, and subtle coffee aromas. Warming from the alcohol is hidden very deep. 4

T. Very tasty. Smoked malts and coffee somewhat dominate, but the bitterness from the hops mingles nicely with all the malt that is going on.

M. Medium and creamy in the mouth with just the right carbonation.

D. I really like this one. Maybe a tad smoky, but all in all a good beer and a good representation of style.

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Photo of Kurt92118
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Beardo
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbarrett4
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a rather average porter. The beer pours nicely with a good head that does fade rapidly. The aroma and flavor are all malt with a touch of smoke and coffee. Light bodied with a medium weight finish. Seems a little thinner than I would have hoped, even being a porter. Good, but rather ordinary.

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Photo of DrMindbender
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this in a sampler at the brewpub, but didnt review. Found a bottle of this and decided to give it another shot.

PRetty dark, not black. Reddish orange glow at the bottom of the glass and when tilting. Dusty sand colored head, pretty thin due to a gentle pour.

Aroma is mild, kinda dark rasin and coffee grounds. Some lactose aromas in there too.

Bitter dry at first, then sweetens up. Kind of a light watery mouthfeel when its cold, but as it warms becomes really nice. A great brew to bottle up, with good drinkability. At only 5.6 its a hell of a good drinker, really grew on me.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very very dark brown with a half inch thick creamy tan head. Aroma oddly is almost absent, except for some dark roasty malts.? Taste however is NOT absent. Luscious dark coffees, pipe tobacco,liquorice ,aniseed , dark fruits andtoasted malts. Typical high end porter. Good and complex on the palate. Nice bitter porter!

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Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of elektronen
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Shawn_Money
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Tone
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong roasted malt, coffee, sweet malt, hint of hop, and yeast. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of strong roasted malt, coffee, sweet malt, hint of oatmeal, hint of hop, and yeast. Overall, good appearance, body, and blend.

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Photo of RHVC59
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Derek
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at the pub & presumably in good condition.

This one has a slight, roasted, grainy astringency that I'm just fond of. There's a lightly roasted coffee aroma & flavour with underlying chocolate. Balanced bitterness. The body seems a little thin.

It's too bad, these guys have a lot of great brews, and I really like a good porter.

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Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MisterClean
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at NW address.

A - Poured a dark brown with 2 fingers of mochad head. Dissipated fast to 1 finger where retention held it still. Left little lacing.

S/T - Strong, hearty notes of medium roast coffee and chocolate dominate this beer.

M - Full-bodied and malt dominated. Drank very smooth.

D - Good overall. Could be an excellent beer with more hops to fit the style.

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Organic Tree Hugger Porter from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 51 ratings