Community Porter | Wedge Brewing Company

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Wedge Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think the info said 7% abv. Tap at Revolution Pizza.
Rather black pour, frothy cream colored head. Not a lot but retained pretty well.

Aroma has loads of malt and caramel. Some chocolate.

Taste is a very nice blend of malt, maple and some peaty chocolate. Finishes with some of the caramel, hint of citrus and cocoa.

Nearly creamy mid body. Just a slight warming to it. Goes down real easy. Well done by Wedge.

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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to FooFaa for sharing this growler at the Brass Rail on 15-Oct-09.

A: The porter is a dark, well porter-ish, color. Dark brown, almost black, tones are lightened by the occasional coppery red hue. Generally though, this is dark. A creamy off-white head sat atop the beer.

S: The nose is loaded with bitter chocolate. Following are roasted grains and burnt toast and a bit of coffee (but not much). After having had New Glarus's Old English Porter, I've gotta ask, where is the sourness? (j/k)

T: While the nose may be pedestrian, the first sip really hooked me. Cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate are prevalent, creating a sweet/bitter contrast between the two elements. The porter base has more than enough in the way of toast and burnt malts. The finish has a cocoa powder sweetness that manages to overtake the semi-sweet aspect. A pretty good porter, as they go.

M: The mouthfeel is robust, nicely moving between sweet, bitter and roasted. There isn't much in the way of booze to get in the way of the flavor.

D: A porter that got better with each successive sip. Another notch in Asheville's belt.

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3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to have a chance to finally try a bunch of new brews from Wedge. Pretty much cleaned the taps out over the last week there.

Nice smooth brown color with a small head of tan on top. This gives way quickly to a slight bit of lacing around the sides but not much else in the way of a head forming on the top here. Aroma is light roasted malts, hints of semi sweet chocolate and a touch of coffee that all blends together quite nicely albeit lightly. Flavor is about the same with a light blend of coffee and chocolate that comes together quite well. Smooth, medium body is well carbonated and allows the flavor to site nicely on the tongue and roll through with a very drinkable flavor.

Overall a solid little porter, needed a little more for me, but cannot complain. Really did the job nicely.

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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Little lacing and not much head retention.

S: Smells of slightly roasted malts with a little cocoa behind it.

T: Taste of Coffee with a mild sweetness to the finish. roasted malts/cocoa with a nuttiness in there. Good thickness to this porter.

M: Light carbonation, very smooth and medium bodied.

D: Good representation of a porter. Nothing super fancy but very drinkable. Could be a session beer but the heaviness I think would fill me up after a few.

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3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Wedge Brewing Company in Asheville, NC

A: Pours an opaque but still clear very dark brown in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some crimson highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall creamy tan head that quickly reduces to a large patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts with light aromas of carob.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of lightly roasted malts with some very light hints of maple sweetness. There are some light flavors of carob towards the finish. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a decent and enjoyable porter but I wish that the maple and carob were a little more pronounced and not as well hidden - it would really make this porter stand out from it's peers. There is no flavor of alcohol present and it goes down pretty easily.

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2.79/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Consumed December 30th, 2013 at the brewery. Menu indicates 6.6% ABV.

"English style robust porter with a West Coast twist", they say. Let's see...

Beer is a very dark brown with slight mahogany highlights. Trace amounts of head.

Slight maple aroma. Nothing else.

Maple is very prominent in flavor. Dark roasted malts and caramelized sugar appear as well, though in a supporting role. Substantially bitter on the finish. Overall, unbalanced and too sweet. No trace of carob in flavor that I can detect, despite the inclusion of this adjunct by the brewers.

Mouthfeel is unremarkable.

Not recommended unless you like maple syrup better than porter.

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Thanks to FooFaa for sharing this growler at Brass Rail
Poured chilled into a pint.

A - dark brown color w/ ruby hue at the base of the glass, thick cap of beige. A good amount of lace forms and the ale has a beautiful cascade from deep brown to tan as it is poured, the bead is tight

S - A light beany coffee smell w/ the smell of dark bread and mild cocoa w/ a light spice nose. The aroma is mildly yeasty but a decent aroma of chocolate and roasted malt dominates

M - The feel is smooth w/ roasted malt and medium carbonation w/ med body and a dry/mild sweet and nutty finish

T - Creamy flavor combines w/ roasted ala chocolate w/ a dry taste of nuts and cream infused coffee w/ toasted flavors adding to the complex malt taste. The ale is nicely balanced w/ mild sweetness and some cocoa notes, finishes nutty w/ subtle spice of hops

D - A very solid porter, I enjoyed this thoroughly. The quaffable qualities are there - another winner from Wedge in my book

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