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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Photo of FrankieW
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great dark chocolate colour when poured into a glass from a 330ml bottle. Hints of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and nuts in the aroma. Is filled with flavours, such as caramel and coffee. Is a full-bodied brew, with medium carbonation. Is great to drink up on the slopes in Faraya, Lebanon, or on any other ski slopes for that matter!

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Photo of MatterOfOpinion
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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

Photo of Rymish
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Mounir
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Scary_Version
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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 Flounder57
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced quickly to nothing. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, and smoke.

Taste: roastiness and smoke up front. Chocolate and bitterness in there too. Sweetness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, low to medium carbonation, smooth

Overall: Pretty nice porter from the middle east. They need to send more across the Atlantic to Boston again. I would pick up another six pack.

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Photo of donspublic
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip, aggressive pour yielded very little tan color head, gone quickly no lacing. Brownish black in the glass, no light passes thru. Smells of roasted malt, some chocolate peeking thru. Taste is pretty smooth roasted malt in the front, some slight sweetness in the middle and a very faint bitterness on the end. There is some cocoa and chocolate that is in the middle and lingers on the palate afterwards. Mouthfeel is fine for a 5.6 and it might be a little thin.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tmilner
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dpage27
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DruRho
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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 Darkmagus82
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a billowy head of a cream colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big a roasted malt with lots of sweeter smells of chocolate, molasses and caramel. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of a bit of vanilla and a hint of a bready smell which overall create a very brownie like aroma to the brew. Quite delicious.

Taste – The taste is a bit differentiated from what one may expect from the nose. It does start out with a decent showing of a roasted malt taste, but unlike the nose would suggest, the taste is much drier then would be expected. There is a little bit of a caramel and molasses flavor upfront, which fade a bit as the taste advances, but which are replaced by some chocolate flavors. A little bit of a vanilla and some light grain and hay come at the very end, leaving one with a somewhat drier, but not too dry, dark cake-like flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side for a porter with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly higher. A thicker body and slightly lower carbonation would have likely been better as they would have accentuated the dark and roasted flavors much nicer.

Overall – A decent, not overly sweet porter. Not a bad one to try, but nothing too outstanding either.

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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 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 BobbyOlson
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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