Port In The Storm Porter | The Port Gastropub / Sea Level Brewing Company

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Port In The Storm PorterPort In The Storm Porter

Brewed by:
The Port Gastropub / Sea Level Brewing Company
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Don’t be afraid of the dark. This smooth tasting ale has a roasted malt flavour with hints of chocolate and coffee. The initial sweetness is complemented by a judicious amount of English hops.

Added by Seanstoppable on 05-17-2009

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 12
Photo of Derek
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

5.5% and judging by the previous reviews, this newer rendition is significantly improved.

Black with a light tan head has a bit of retention and leaves a hint of lace.

Initial grainy aroma subsides to a pleasant chocolate sweetness with hints of fruity esters.

Flavours of chocolate, hints of nut, mild fruityness from the British yeast and subdued hopping (fuggles?). Balanced bitterness.

Smooth, moderate body with an off-dry finish.

Overall it's a fairly nice English Porter.

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Photo of nighthawk
2.22/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

650mL bottle with no freshness date poured into pint glass. Purchased at Bishop's Cellar.

Pours an opaque black with the barest of brown/ruby hues at the edges. The head is off-white, and retains as a thin ring until the end.

Aroma is strangely muted with just some very mild toasted notes and an odd sourness.

Taste is weird. While it starts out with some standard toasted malt notes, vaguely chocolate or coffee dark notes, it has a harshly sour lemon finish. It's pretty incongruous, and not pleasant.

Mouthfeel is ok, smooth and creamy with mild carbonation. Astringent on the finish.

Well, take away the lemon sour notes and this beer would be middle-of-the-pack but drinkable. As it is, with the off-the-wall lemon notes it's not a tasty beer. An unfortunate offering from an otherwise decent brewpub.

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Photo of grub
2.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Viggo shared this one. thanks eric!

22oz bottle. sampled sept 5/09.

pours deep brown and nearly opaque with a small dense dark tan head. the head drops fairly fast but leaves spotty lace behind.

aroma is ok. bit of baltic sourness. dark and milk chocolate. bit of coffee. toasted multi-grain bread.

taste is ok. ashy. burnt toast. lemony sourness. bit of chocolate. light coffee.

mouthfeel is not great. very astringent and ashy. a bit chewy for a beer of this size. medium-low carbonation level.

drinkability is ok. the sourness and astringency don't really leave you going back for more.

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Photo of Viggo
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle, big thanks to Bobbyok for sending!

Pours a dark reddish brown, very dark, thick tan head forms, settles down to a very thick ring around the glass, bit of a layer, some chunks of lace stick. Smell is nice, biscuity, caramel, very toasty malt, touch of chocolate and roast, a bit of brown sugary sweetness, but more of a nice bready and biscuity malt character. Taste is weird, chocolate a caramel, orange peel, some sourness, a bit fruity, bread and biscuity, buttery, very tart and citrusy in the finish, not good. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Aroma is nice but the sour character is not good. This brewery needs to clean themselves up. Thanks Bobby!

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Photo of Seanstoppable
3.1/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug a jet black color. Minimal amount of off-white head. Smell is slightly mocha like. The taste is very interesting. Starts out bitter, then thins out into a coffee and chocolate flavor, and then washes back out with some more bitterness and some sourness. Very little carbonation. Overall, these feels like some sort of bitter/porter hybrid. It's not bad, but it is a little odd.

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Port In The Storm Porter from The Port Gastropub / Sea Level Brewing Company
3.11 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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