FivePine Chocolate Porter
Three Creeks Brewing Co.

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Three Creeks Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
American Porter
Ranked #306
Ranked #19,875
3.82 | pDev: 8.12%
Feb 21, 2023
Nov 10, 2013
Very Good
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can

Pours a finger of tan head into my nitro glass. Retention is pretty meh and the head fades within a minute or two. Lacing is nice. Body is black with some brown hues. Not a bad looking beer.

Nose is noticeably chocolatey with some underlying roastyness. Definitely a little sweet and it leans towards the desert beer side, but not overly so. Smells pretty darn nice.

The flavor definitely has some chocolate up front, in the middle, and into the clean finish Underlying roast plays nicely and does help provide some balance. This is pretty straight forward, but very tasty and not over the top.

Carbonation is medium. Body has a little weight to it, but on the lighter side of that spectrum. Definitely some sweetness, but it is balanced very well by the bitter roast. A solid mouthfeel.

Drinkability is great.

Overall a great beer - simple, tasty, balanced.
Feb 21, 2023
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
pours dark with big head light tasting chocolate porter good but nothing soecial
Dec 21, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jul 27, 2022
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Nice deep chocolate brown the colour of press coffee or my dog who's name is Porter, ha. Initial head dissipates easily to a light dusting with a ring around teh edges.

Nose is dark roasted malts up front. Some dark roast coffee and blackened toast. There's a touch of dark chocolate in the back third, but then there's a really sweet note that reminds me of vanilla that's a bit overdone.
May 25, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap. Black as the nightmare void with a tan ring with sheets of lacing. Earthy char and coffee give off light accents of dark chocolate, and roasted grains in the nose. Taste has more focus on the coffee and earth, but with dark chocolate and almost a dark nuttiness, slight metal on the back end cuts off the potential here though. Lower carb for a porter, maltly, roasted and decently heavy for style but again finish is messy. Meh
Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 3.68 by RBorsato from Virginia

Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Olesjm from Kansas

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Dark opaque brown- black with a medium lived tan head.
S: roasty and slightly sweet.
T: roasty with a slightly sweet dark chocolate finish.
M: medium
O: not what I'd call a chocolate porter, but a good enough porter.
Oct 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From Beer Drop. Canned August 16th.

Pours black with an inch of tannish foam.

Smells of dark and milk chocolate, roasty, bit of lactose.

Roasted malt, dark and milk chocolate taste, equal amount of sweetness and bitterness to my palate. Hints of smoke. This is really good.

Nice mouthfeel, excellent Porter.
Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from can at fridge temp. Pours black with lots of cream colored head. Nose is burnt wood, dark chocolate, coffee, blackberries, and a bit of tobacco. Getting some nice roasted malts. The taste follows the nose nicely. Very smooth. Velvet chocolate, some chewing tobacco, coffee grounds, and a bitter wood aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a pretty good porter.
Jul 30, 2021
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Reviewed by BNSlums from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
It pours viscous and dark, 40+, so carbonation is hard to judge. A mousse beige head floats atop with smaller bubbles- retained about a minute. Totally opaque. A noseful of baker's chocolate with undertones of scones. A touch of caramel sweetness and booze masked well. Esters of plum? It washed the tongue in liquid dark chocolate, that is only bitter afterwards. Appealing to both light and dark chocolate lovers alike. Mellow elsewhere, it is deep and drawn-out. there is however, a strange lingering astringency. With a mouthfeel of velvet and next to zero carbonation, one must be careful to sip this too fast. A campfire brew to accompany smores.
This porter is middle of the road for me. A little too heavy on the chocolate without other supporting characters. I enjoy the smoothness and low carbonation of a porter, with a subtle smoke, yet this was too much so. Good but not great.
Jun 10, 2021
Rated: 3.62 by zeledonia from Washington

Apr 16, 2021
Rated: 3.63 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Mar 08, 2021
Rated: 4 by rfreed from Washington

Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Feb 13, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

Feb 10, 2021
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very dark brown, nearly black color. Small tan head that recedes quickly.
Sweet chocolate, cocoa aroma. Roasted malt.
Predominate taste is coffee, with the chocolate showing up late.
Medium mouthfeel, dry.
Jan 30, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Nov 14, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by mintzmeet from Washington

Nov 07, 2020
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Jet black with a quick forming and quick settling tan head that leaves decent lacing behind
Aroma: Chocolate, baking cocoa, roast, and rich, bready malt notes
Taste: Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate open things up along with roast notes fluttering in from time to time. Layers of deep chocolate – from the smell of heated/melted chocolate to pure cacao hold through to a soft and chocolatey finish
Mouthfeel: Full, thick but not chewy, medium carbonation, soft and silky throughout and on the finish. No dryness or harshness present either
Overall: This is delicious stuff. One of my staples during the colder months and an outstanding chocolate porter. Enough chocolate presence to leave no guess that it isn’t a ‘standard’ porter but with a nice subtle roast still very present and all in a soft, smooth, and silky package. Tasty and highly recommended
Nov 05, 2020
Rated: 4.32 by Anacross from Oregon

Aug 16, 2020
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Reviewed by bitterandstout from Oregon

4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
A lovely dark porter. Inviting malty aroma. Well balanced brew, with a prominent dark chocolate vibe. Smooth & rich. Sweetness without syrup. Dry finish. Adult 6.2% ABV. Robust and roasty.
Jun 29, 2020
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Reviewed by dunkel_weizen from Oregon

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
2 month old can into a pint glass. The head is 2 fingers and carmel colored but settles quickly into decent soapy lacing. The color is expectedly nearly totally opaque black/brown, with a tinge of red where it is translucent. Carbonation is... okay. The nose is pointedly roasted malt forward. It tastes like bitter roasted malt up front, evolving into coffee and licorice wood notes, finishing with some faint chocolate that lingers for quite a while. This porter finishes moderatley dry to wet on my mouth, good body.

This is a classic porter with some chocolate thrown in. Not extraordinary, but well done none the less.
Jun 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Dark mahogany brown body with a very attractive light tan head..that is thick and creamy.
Good and rich dark chocolaty aromas..along with roasted hazelnut and cream.
Taste is much the same as the aroma but more dark french roast coffee aspects..the chocolate remains strong though.
The mouthfeel however lets the beer down starts great and luscious than quickly fades to an almost watery finish.
Good beer however.
Apr 04, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
With the heart and soul of British Porter at its core, the Three Creeks Porter shows a curious and fun side with the addition of Belgian chocolate for added lushness and a more savory taste.

FivePine Chocolate Porter pours an expected dark, bark-like brown and easily shares the shade of coffee. A creamy froth emerges from the dark body underneath. Lavish aromas of coffee, cocoa, woodsiness and light spice swoon the nose and beckon for that first malty sweet sip of toffee, chocolate and sorghum.

As the ale stews on the middle palate, the more cocoa and coffee influences slowly start to overshadow the caramelized malts for a more robust and more savory taste. Stronger woodsy and nutty flavors hint toward walnut and oak char before the bitterness of hops apply a broad and coating spiciness to the late palate. A twinge of sourness adds balance but also adds a small distraction heading into finish.

Full bodied but relaxed as such, the Porter finishes bittersweet with a spicier, slightly astringent twang that hinders its character but adds a unique balance. A medium long aftertaste of slightly over done coffee starts to take away from the Belgian chocolate that wanted dearly to be the star of the show.
Feb 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was quite a delight. The aroma was deep and woodsy, a good dark cocoa and toasty aroma. Slight bite on the center and sides of tongue, rich roasty and slight iron taste. Had at a new Pies and Pints for us, in Lexington, KY
Feb 26, 2020
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured a solid black color with 3/4 inch of brown head that had moderate retention and light lacing.

Nice chocolate at the front of the nose, with some roast in the background.

The roast was stronger on the palate, with the chocolate a taking a back seat.

The body was thinner than is typical for the style, and had a semi-sweet finish.

Drinkability was good, the beer went down easily enough.

Overall, a fairly typical example of the style, worth a shot if you see it.
Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 3.34 by DOCRW from Washington

Sep 02, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
a very nice chocolate porter here, flavorful and well made, sturdy but not too rich or sweet, i think they did a really good job with this, leaving a fine base porter in tact, but adding a nice layer to it, drinkable not desserty, a tough thing to do. i think the key here is a deep roast profile to the grain base with some bitterness to it, some earthy almost charred notes up front here, and also using a high quality darker chocolate thats sugars ferment out easily and thats not so sweet to begin with, this has some cocoa sort of bitterness to it as well, its not all from the grain. there still is a little sweetness through it, but it kind of works to smooth this all out and slow it down just enough, i get subtle nuttiness too that gives this a more multidimensional profile, possibly some oats in this as well, there is a little bit of a fuller starchiness to it that i really like. slight woodiness too, a cola note, and the deep chocolate to finish. a nice porter here, smart use of the chocolate, and finely one of these i want to have more than one of! real well made beer here.
Jun 18, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by jwerner23 from Minnesota

Jun 17, 2019
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Reviewed by NonStopPhantasam from Oregon

4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
I've had this beer a few times over the past few years. Sometimes it has a little more chocolate flavor than others but it always comes through at least a little bit and very smooth. At 6.2 ABV and an IBU of 55 this is a beer I could drink all night if I pace myself.
Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by Bcordell from Oregon

Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by PrynneCabin from Washington

Sep 13, 2018
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Rated by Jameson777 from Oregon

4.64/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Taste like your drinking a liquid chocolate bar, delicious.
Jun 30, 2018
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by Donkster46 from Washington

Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz can .Canned on 08/14/2017
A flat looking pour but a nice coffee chocolate nose.
Tastes as the nose is,overall a pretty good chocolate porter.
Nov 10, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by rarigney from Washington

Oct 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Looks as expected; nice deep brown almost black, with hazel highlights, a frothy khaki head and pretty good lacing. Smells of roasted coffee, sweet chocolate, and nearly burnt toast. Flavor is dominated by chocolate, and then the roasted and sweet variables take over. The feel is just right to me. Smooth, rich, a little creamy, bitterness by roasting. Overall, I wouldn't mind seeing some more of this beer. I think it's a pretty darn good chocolate porter and would be a fine commonly visited dessert beer. Cheers!
Sep 25, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

Sep 20, 2017
FivePine Chocolate Porter from Three Creeks Brewing Co.
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