Prohibition Porter | Capitol City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Capitol City Brewing
Virginia, United States
capcitybrew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by waiting4lunch:
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the downtown brewpub.
4.8% ABV.
Lightly sweet aroma with a mildly bitter flavor. Very smooth.
Relatively dark roast with some smoke and char.

O: Bold and rich, low ABV ale.

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Photo of Rootdog316
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown, barely translucent, with a dark cherry tint when held to light. Head is under an inch but holds well. Aroma is of medium dark malts, slightly roasted and a little sweet smelling, with some nuts and some chocolate. Flavor is of heavily roasted malt, milk, and coffee, and develops a little bitterness. Mouthfeel is skim milk-like, like most correct porters. Lacing is pretty wicked and abundant. Finish is kinda harsh, burns a little going down.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of KTCamm
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11/12....served on tap at DC. Pours brownish dark. Light foam. Roasted coffee noise. Taste is a roasted flavor with coffee background. Light carbonation, thin mouthfeel. Light bodied. Good flavor though.

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Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Storning
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ferociouswalrus
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty much your standard porter, but I'm not going to complain. Pours a nice dark brown with a small head. It wasn't as thick as your average porter but had some strong chocolate notes. I'm a sucker for porters so this was perfectly serviceable, but if you're not a particular fan of the dark stuff it's probably not worth specially seeking out.

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Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of WreckingBrew
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of rarbring
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A black beer. A tan head, good lacing and curtains.

Burned bread, dried black fruits and coffee in the smell.

Tasting of burned crust, a touch of ashes, sausages, old coffee.

Little carbonation, dry with a good body.

A good solid porter. Really nice.

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Photo of spoonhawk
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of bluetrevian
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ontap downtown and Arlington into a pint glass. Pours a deep ruby with a thin, but creamy tan head that has good retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of coffee grinds, semisweet chocolate, roasted malt. Taste has a bit of a meaty and smoky body with chocolate-covered cherries. Bitter hops in the finish. Medium-bodied. A bit astringent but the smokiness and chocolate really bring this porter alive.

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Photo of smcel371
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kamahl16
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wattie
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of olafphysics
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psdonnelly
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Trentt2
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of beergoot
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes taken while visiting Washington DC two weeks ago...sitting at the Capitol City Brewing Company bar on New York Ave NW...

Pint glass poured nearly to the top!

Dark brown, very thin tan head with some lacing...

Roasted grains, hint of smoke...

Charred bread, bitter, lightly roasted grains w/subtle malt sweetness...

Medium body...

Middle-grade. Not bad, but rather mundane; no real depth of complexity...

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Photo of Seneca
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate goodness. Smooth. Taste of stout but less filing. Sweet

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Prohibition Porter from Capitol City Brewing
3.56 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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