961 Porter | 961 Beer

961 Porter961 Porter
BA SCORE
33.3%
Liked This Beer
3.6 w/ 54 ratings
961 Porter961 Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
961 Beer
Lebanon
961beer.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by FrankieW on 02-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,644
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
54
Liked:
18
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
10.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of ryan1788a5
2.49/5  rDev -30.8%
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 jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JRod6242
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark cola color. A one-finger head of light mocha shading is formed, fading to a thin film rapidly. Not much lacing is left on the glass.

S: There's a bit of dry chocolate on the nose, backed by very mild hopping, some fruity esters (even a hint of tartness), and some toffee. The aroma is a bit plain, but far from bad.

T: The start is quite fruity, before developing a chocolaty middle and vaguely mineral-esque finish. It's easy drinking nature offsets its simplicity somewhat.

M: It's a bit thin, and perhaps even watery. The empty finish is very disappointing, though it has a positive effect of creating fantastic drinkability.

O: Not a bad attempt at a porter - however, it still needs some work. Making it a bit more flavorful would be a great start, but I at least enjoy how drinkable it is.

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Photo of Jaybirdbrew
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
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 FUwolfpacker
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Jmbbabson
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnnnniee
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black with a decent sized creamy tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Wow that is a bit of smoke and burnt sugar in the nose. Chocolate and caramel provide support in the aroma with hints of earth as well. The flavor is a bit less remarkable than the aroma. Mild caramel and chocolate notes with hints of smoke and earth. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a watery somewhat oily mouthfeel. Not a bad porter if not a bit on the smoky burnt end of the style. I would have loved a bit more body, and some creaminess in the mouthfeel.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Cola brown to dark brown in color, red highlights when held up to the light. Light tan colored head that goes away really quickly. Pretty much no lacing.

Smell is ok, pretty good. Aromas of coffee left in the pot, raisons and some belgian yeast, nothing very strong though.

Taste is pretty good, sort of like a dehydrated fruit covered in chocolate as well as a slight coffee flavor, raisons, belgian yeast and a slight tartness I can't quite put my finger on. Not bad, not great, but ok overall.

Mouthfeel is really thin, almost watery. Ok start has some sweetness with a somewhat earthy feel and a charred finish. Tartness that I can't put my finger on here again. With all that's going on it sounds like I'm bashing this beer, but all in all it's ok. Super Drinkable, I might try it again at some time given the chance.

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with a thin beige head.
Nice unexpected aroma of condensed milk and homemade coffee.
Predominant flavor of coffee, some chocolate and cola.
Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness from its roasted grains.
Light body with mild carbonation.
Light porter, but pretty decent, highly drinkable but still not boring.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
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 tigg924
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
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 Giggy
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of gopens44
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of lochef81
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of JackRB
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ChrisCutler
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Monochrome
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of paresis
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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961 Porter from 961 Beer
Beer rating: 33.3% out of 100 with 54 ratings
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