961 Porter | 961 Beer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
961 Beer
Lebanon
961beer.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by FrankieW on 02-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by ryan1788a5:
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2.49/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours the color of black coffee. Cascading bubbles leave a large beige head that settles after a short time. Little in the way of lacing. Particles in suspension .

S: Medium roast coffee beans, smoke, char, carob. Faint fruitiness of figs and dates. Cardboard. Mild acidity.

T: Cocoa nibs and unsweetened chocolate, carob. Char. Citrusy hops. Slightly soured. Faint berry fruits. Mildly acidic. Metallic. Cardboard

M: medium body. Full, fluffy,creamy. Mildly astringent. Low carbonation.

O: This is either very old or it really didn't travel well. It's a shame too, because it seems as though this would be a very good beer otherwise. I

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Photo of tigg924
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is deep roasted malts, char, cocoa, and light hops. Light bodied, medium carbonation and a nice mix of bitter and sweet. Makes for a decent, above average dark beer. Well done, but I have others I prefer in the style.

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Photo of chinchill
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Undated 330ml bottle poured into a snifter.
Dark brown color has a nice reddish tone and is topped by a moderate tan head. The head quickly to reduces to a lasting ring. Surprisingly clear hop note in the nose, along with the expected dark roasted malts. Suggestions of old coffee, toasted bread, booze and nuts in the aroma. Both the nose and the initial taste suggest a significant sourness that never materializes. Good sweet/bitter balance. Hints of caramel, raisins, dark toasted bread and coffee, with a clearer coffee note in the mildly bitter aftertaste.

The body is a medium-full with a light-moderate carbonation and a smooth, nearly creamy feel.

Overall, a decent porter but the particular combination of English hops and malts was not great.

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Photo of Rymish
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a nice black color with a small tan head. The aroma is malt, plain and simple. The taste is smoky malt. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Bung
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours black with a large lasting tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, oatmeal, lightly burnt bread. Quite moreish.
More light roast as a flavour but with little to support it. Some toasty malt again.
Carbonation could be a little higher.
Quite mild.

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is near black when viewed from afar but the edges are very dark brownish red upon closer inspection when held up to the light. It poured with a short tan head that quickly died down, leaving only delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark and smoked malts are present in the nose.
T: The overall taste is dominated by flavors of smoke and iodine, but these aren't that strong or overpowering. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be quite interesting as it's like a lighter version of a German Rauchbier and is still easy to drink like an English Porter.

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Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of gopens44
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Giggy
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mounir
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of dpage27
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear black (just shy of jet black) in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy tan head that quickly reduces to a very small patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark + roasted malts with a hint of smoked malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark + roasted malts with a light flavor of smoked malts and a light to moderate amount of dark fruit-like (plum) sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of iodine and a hint of earthy hops but not bitterness present.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Reminds me of a hybrid of a very light rauchbier and an English porter; light in flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel but still quite enjoyable.

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Photo of elektronen
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Julienberbery
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatterOfOpinion
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of lochef81
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Workin' my way through this new-to-my-area Lebanese brewery, makin' a stop at the porter. It pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of light tan foam. The nose comprises cocoa powder, mild roasted malts, and a hint of light cola in the background. The taste really embraces the cocoa element and adds that roasty, mineral-y quality you find in Baltic porters (I blame the lager yeast). Nice. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth, nearly creamy feel. Overall, a pretty tasty and enjoyable porter, one that I find to be dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of DruRho
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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