Pin-up Porter | Southern Oregon Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Oregon Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
sobrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 07-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 38
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of mattmaples
4.62/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The S.O.B porter now ranks as one of my top three porters of all time. Think of it as a cross between a Baltic porter and the Fullers London Porter. What you get is a rich chocolaty porter with a nice roast, great body and an easy finish. Not as sweet as many Baltics and not near as hoppy as almost all of the Northwest porter. The draft I had was lower in carbonation but that only accentuated the smooth round body.

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Photo of xmorgan
4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very nice porter.

Good smell, taste was very much roasted malt flavor and it was just really, really tasty.

I like porters and this one was picture perfect for an American Porter. The price was right at $4 for a 16 oz pint.

I had it in the tasting room at the brewery, it was a cool little place in Medford. I was there on business and stopped in after work.

Would buy a 6 pack or 22 oz bottle if they had it in there tasting room

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Photo of bitterthebetter
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep murky yet not quite opaque black with subtle dark brown hues and a light tan head

rich, malty, slighty smoky, slight mocha and light coffee

slight dry malt upfront followed by caramel, slight chocolate, faint chocolate, and a faint coffee finish with a touch of smoked malt at the end. slight bitter hops too, faint

medium to full bodied with a great malty profile with a lot of flavors transitioning to each other very nicely, not too dry or heavy, or sweet or bitter, just right

a delicious porter for 3.99. probably one of the best I've had in recent memory, and I just want to keep drinking more. It's got all the good flavors I like in a porter, but balanced extremely well with a very nice finish, slightly bitter to round it all off. I know I'll be buying another soon

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Photo of i_Trav
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Not being a huge Porter fan myself I find this beer very approachable. It runs laps around Deschutes Black Butte Porter, just the right balance of smokiness with a hint of chocolate and coffee. A perfectly smooth finish with no bitterness it begs to be joined with a nice cigar.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of bkilpatr
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. 03/15/09.

Pours a deep brownish black color with ruby highlights around the edges. About a finger of light tan head slowly receded to a thin layer, decent retention. Aroma is sweet and chocolaty and slightly nutty with roasted malt.

Taste is sweet up front with chocolate and slight caramel and nutty flavors. Nice roasted malt character with an every so slightly bitter finish and a hint of smokiness. Not very complex, but it works very well and is very tasty. Feel is medium bodied with low-ish carbonation. Pretty smooth with a dry finish. Drinkability is very good. It goes down very smoothly, fairly sessionable. Each sip makes me want another.

Overall, quite tasty and easy to drink without being very complex. I enjoyed this and would recommend it to others.

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Photo of Spikester
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with some ruby highlights. One finger tan head with good lacings. Cocoa coffee aroma. Tastes bittersweet chocolate, some coffee, and a perfect malt compliment. Silky on the tongue and the carbonation is just enough. Drinkability is very good at 5.5% abv. Light bitter finish. Great first beer from Southern Oregon Brewing!

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Photo of GClarkage
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccrida
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into my Duvel tulip, Southern Oregon Brewing Company's Porter is a dark, blackish cola color with a khaki head that leaves scattered lace.

Smell is like toffee brownies, with a damp earthiness to it.

Taste is really nice, very much in-line with there description, I get a lactose/milk chocolate and iced coffee flavor, semi-sweet, with a light finish of camp fire at the end - it's more obvious from the first sip but quickly intermingles. The subtle integration of the rauch malt here reminds me of my conviction to never use peat malt in my homebrews ever again!!!! The more I drink it, the more I like it. Great porter for sure.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, it's got some viscosity, but definitely isn't too thick.

Drinkability is great, I was really loving this by the end. Exactly what I want in the style, the good price means this is a reasonable choice to session. My first from this brewery, a few years old but the first run of bottles I've seen up here, now I'm anxious to try the rest.

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Photo of NWer
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a brandy snifter.
Dark brown appearance very little head. Thin layer of foam that clings to the edges, little else. Virtually no lace.
Nice milky coffee-like aroma.
Good taste. Goes down easy. ABV light enough for a session beer but enough body and taste to make it a good sipping beer.
A solid porter. Very much worth the effort to seek it out at least once.

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Photo of OregonMicrobrew
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BierBliss
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Dunkelhund
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of QuakeAttack
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of craigreno
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BigJYoungblood
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of adkieffer
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Reidrover
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber, Capital Market Salem. Nice looking deep dark brown ale with a huge and lovely frithy/creamy tight tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee type malts,dark 70% Cacoa choclate! Flavour as above but with some really nice peppery and fruity undertones. Palate I rather enjoyed, its not a thick chewy porter but more drinkable even light( not a bad thing) more in the English style than the American porters.

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Photo of flexabull
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a decent off white head.

Aromas are of chocolates, light coffee, and creamy light sugary malts.

Light chocolate flavors, dark sugars, creamy malts, dark toasted bread flavors as well. Nice crisp flavors on the finish and a general mineral hop note.

Mouthfeel is nice and full, but not overly heavy.

Drinkability is good. Nice overall solid Porter, I'd happily drink another. Well done S.O.B.

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Photo of sommersb
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 11-28-2011
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received in a trade

A: Black and opaque, with some brown on the edges when held to light. The tan head is 2 fingers high, with a fair amount of lacing and retention.

S: Strong aroma of toasted malts, along with coffee and dark chocolate.

T: Much like the aroma, the taste features bittersweet chocolates, roasted malts and coffee. Little to no hop flavors. Very pleasant.

M: Smooth, with a medium amount of carbonation. The aftertaste is of bittersweet chocolate.

O: A delightful and easy drinking porter.

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Photo of jdense
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. from Belmont Station PDX, poured into Piraat tulip, 12.20.10.

3/4 finger tan head, pretty quick dissipation, minimal lacing. Dark brown opaque body, a bit of carbonation rising around the edge of the glass. Pretty big nose, coffee, 50% cacao, roast, some caramel, grassy and floral hops with a bit of bitterness. Taste mirrors nose, I got quite a bit of hot chocolate infused with a shot of expresso, roasty goodness but enough sweetness for balance, hops are pretty grassy, not very bitter. Mouthfeel is on the full side of medium, good effervescence. Didn't take much effort to finish the bomber, pretty tasty. Not as much roast quality as Deschutes Black Butte, but a nice tasty cold weather treat.

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Pin-up Porter from Southern Oregon Brewing Company
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