Chub Step | Half Acre Beer Company

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136 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A beer for the shifting seasons. Days are shorter, skin is hidden and black beers are here. Like fur between your legs, this roasty, silk charmer is your ticket to seasonal embrace.

Added by MasterSki on 11-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber to mug, the appearance was a fairly dark brown color close to black with a sturdy finger’s worth of white foamy head that died off at a mild pace. Light stringy lace. The aroma had some roastiness with a little bit of malted milk chocolate and a little bit of nuts. The flavor copied the aroma pretty nice and bled into the aftertaste and finish as directed. The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionable sort of smooth feel along my tongue. Some carbonation was felt but not distracting. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty nicely done porter that I could have again.

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Photo of Egotist
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled fall 2014; drank 11/4/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Brown/purple hue.

Big tan head; nice lace.

Fresh coffee & fresh earth nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Roasted coffee & fresh earth flavors up front, which clash slightly with the hop bite on the finish. Dial back the hops & this would be delicious; as it is, drinkable but not great.

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Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beagleyx2
2.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - deep reddish brown, two finger khaki head leaves some nice lacing
S - chocolate, roasted grains, vanilla
T - follows the nose, nicely balanced hop bitterness
F - moderately high carbonation, rich yet highly drinkable
O - balance is the most impressive thing about this beer, would gladly pound a 4-pack if it were offered

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Photo of drstalker
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of angrybabboon
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed 11/4/16

A: Deep, dark brown with some medium brown clarity around the edges - pours with a medium size, light brown head that fades to a wispy cap - maintains a small collar and leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Roasty, with some chocolate malts and roasted grain - dark chocolate with some semisweet chocolate, cocoa, and Tootsie rolls - some caramel and a hint of molasses - some nuttiness and a hint of dark fruit

T: Roasty malts with some nice depth - lightly burnt malts, chocolate malts, caramel malts - dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, hints of cocoa - dark caramel, hints of toffee and molasses - light sweetness but mostly dry

M: Medium body, smooth, medium carbonation, dry finish

O: This must be what those kids are listening to these days

This is a 2015 bottle that I unintentionally aged for a year. It's aged very well considering the low ABV. This has some nice roast and chocolate with some nice caramel. I would pick this up again given the opportunity.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate, balanced roast, amazing mouth feel for the style

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Photo of durlta
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redsunsx01x
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of adamgnoth
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Farnswurth
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Chub Porter was a solid beer and highly recommended for those that like porters. It poured an opaque dark with white head that left some lace. The scent had coffee, vanilla, earth and a touch of anise. The taste followed suit. The Mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall this was a great beer.

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Photo of lanciloti
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Chub Step from Half Acre Beer Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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