Poe Paddy Porter | Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks

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87
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39 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
Pennsylvania, United States
elkcreekcafe.net

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named for our beloved State Park this Robust Porter draws its uniquely enticing roasted character from a thoughtful combination of malts. Generous hop additions ensure a satisfying beer drinking experience.

Added by Deuane on 01-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On handpull at the Deli.

A: A beautiful study in contrasts. The porter is pitch black. The head is white and creamy-looking, lacing nicely in strata as I sip through it. One final plus, this porter was served as a perfect near room tempature, well done Z Bar for that one.

S: The porter's nose is sweet - chocolate and cocoa coming through nicely. Darker malts follow, the roasted flavors adding bitterness.

T: The chocolate element, a combination of milk chocolate and cocoa, is incredibly flavorful - sweet without much residual bitterness. The body is, though, rather thin, almost like the nitro has sapped some of the fullness that the normal CO2 version holds. The good news is that the flavors, while they linger, are strong and very enjoyable. The thinness leaves only a residual roasted bitterness on the back end.

M: Creamy initially, the body is quick to disappear - a little too thin. The flavors, while there, don't have the staying power that they should. If given a choice, take the C02 version of this porter - it is delicious.

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3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap in pint glass at brew pub.

Appearance – A dark colored brew. Not pitch black, but just a few shades below it. It has a billowy off white head which slowly fades after time.

Smell – Roasted woody malt, cocoa and a bit of nut are present. Some hop and a bit of carmel work their way in toward the end of the aroma.

Taste – Coffee with a slight amount of nuttiness. A sweetened chocolate and a bit of caramel work their way in with a bit of bready maltiness toward the end.

Mouthfeel –The creaminess in the mouthfeel is a bit more then expected from the appearance. I was expecting something a bit thinner; a nice surprise. The carbonation however was a bit low which took away from the mouthfeel a bit.

Overall – A nice porter and with a bit more carbonation and possibly a bit more bitterness in flavor it would have been quite fantastic.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

nice body and bitter sweetness. a little chalky ashiness and chocolatey dryness. slightly bitter and roasty, creamy. abv not listed but 5.5 according to tap menu.

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Poe Paddy Porter from Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
4.09 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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