Peninsula Porter | Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn

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Peninsula PorterPeninsula Porter

Brewed by:
Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 08-15-2003

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 62
Reviews by PurpleCloud:
Photo of PurpleCloud
4.17/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Very dark with a light head that lingers. Pretty.

S: Roasted barley with hints of cocoa. Quite pleasing.

T: Initially a tad bitter, then the hops hit your palate fairly hard. Aftertaste is a rich roasted barley that should be a bit heavier.

M: Light, and not as smooth as porter should be.

D: Pleasant and light enough to drink a few.

Overall: The appearance and nose are fantastic. They really are exceptional! The taste is should be more intense. The roasted barley is fantastic, but the beer needs more of it. After taste is great, mouthfeel isn't. Give it a shot, you'll like it as far as porters go.

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Photo of blackearth
2.91/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Once again used the Sam Adams glass. Poured a black body with a light tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly creamy. Flavors of roasted malt and toast with a bit of astringency. Finishes up sweet. A decent porter that I suspect would be better fresh on tap. Not very special from the bottle however.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours a dark dense brown body that glows a garnet in the light. There is a bubbly thick ring of foam that last for a good bit and a random racing bubble trails up the side of the glass.

S- This beer has a caramel malt aroma with some darker caramel malt notes underneath. There is a nice richness and depth to the smell.

T- The soft dark toasted malt has a caramel sweetness to it with a watery and flint taste that leads to a clean slightly dry finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat to it.

O- This beer has a nice rich aroma with a complimentary flavor and is a classic brown porter. It has a lot of qualities of a second running beer that make it very sessionable.

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Photo of Faunland
2.99/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KTCamm
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served as beer four as part of the six beer sampler at the Shipwrecked restaurant - unfortunately, in a plastic cup.

Color is a dark brown/black with a touch of white foam. Its opaque as you'd expect a porter to be.

A roasted coffee nose.

Kind of a chocolate/coffee taste, very smooth with very little carbonation in the mouth. Slightly sweet.

Moderate drinkability, the taste is ok, nothing wonderful - that said, I am not a huge porter person. Maybe a full pint would give a better impression.

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Photo of dhannes
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this into a Sam Adams lager glass; the color was what you'd expect from a Porter--a nice, rich dark brown. But there was almost no foam to speak off. I only noticed a faint smell, not overly impressive. After two or three sips, I knew that I would be able to finish this beer--not because of outstanding flavor, but because of the lightness in flavor and body--more like a traditional lager than a Porter. The mouthfeel was not impressive--it *felt* watery in the mouth as well, not what I usually see in a Porter. The flavor was reminiscent of a Porter, but more of a weaker, watered-down Porter. One could easily drink three or four of these during a night out and not feel bloated...but the strong flavor I like was a bit lacking.

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Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of emerge077
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black body, looks a little coffee colored around the edges in the light. Head has a bit of a soapy look with sparkling bubbles hop it isn't infected. Head recedes to a tan skim with irregular clusters of larger bubbles around the sides.

As it warms up, there's a decently roasty aroma that suggests bakers chocolate and coffee, slightly woody and lactic also.

Flavors are similar, there's a good dose of earthy char that lingers, a little dark roast coffee bitterness, mild roast malt. Slightly astringent and watery, though medium bodied. Aftertaste has a little dry roastiness, no sweetness, somewhat dry. Overall it's a middle of the road porter, not much stands out but it's also not terrible. Main flaw is the thin body, but otherwise decent.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic. No date or info.

A - Dark cherry red-brown beer pours clear from the bottle but ends up black as night in the glass. Short-lived cascading from the tall pour resulted in an also short-lived light khaki head. The creamy pile of foam sank down to almost nothing but left some dense curtains of lace on the glass.

S - A rather classic porter aroma comes from the nose of this beer. Dusty cocoa and roasted chocolate malts with a light bitter-sweet chocolate impart a dark but not-so-full-bodied aroma. Hops are absent as this beer focuses on roasted malt aroma.

T - Heavily roasted malts give the beer a typical porter feel and flavor of light coffee, hints of chocolate, but mainly dusty, dry cocoa. Hops remain absent in the flavor as well.

M - Despite the roasted malts, the texture remains thinner with a medium body and a very dry finish. Classic for the style.

D - Hands down, Peninsula Porter is the best offering from Shipwrecked giving up a good level of roasted malt flavor and a classic feel for a porter, it's a pretty easy drinking brew.

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Photo of jackieT
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of DrDemento456
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very strange find at my bottle shop. Never heard of these guys, a very cheesy label, and no notable ABV. Let's go!

A - Wow no head, never a good sign. Color is a very dark chestnut brown with hazy tones.
S+T - Very little smell or flavor. Very watery if any brown malt, a touch of cocoa powder, and a reminiscent of roast. I have a feeling this may be over a year old since it was marked down but I didn't find much sediment. Age doesn't do this beer any good but without any bottled dates its hard to tell when the hell it was made...
M - Very watery at this point it reminds me of Guinness Draft.

Overall looking at it's score even fresh doesn't make for a great beer. Avoid this one if you can a poor rep of a porter.

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Photo of jakea
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FFATS
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of atone315
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of keng1343
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Owlwithknees
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Dark brown color, not quite black. Smells mostly of coffee (not too bitter) and little bit of chocolate. Overall a pretty satisfying taste, a little light, but not to the point of tasting watery. Being that its pretty light, it's easy to drink. A pretty average beer, nothing too special.

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Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of sweemzander
4.14/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Thanks to Beerwolf77 for this one!

(A)- Pours a very dark brown; almost black color that produced some tan bubbles.

(S)- A light nutty roastedness with hints of raisins and coffee.

(T)- Same as the smell pretty much. A nice mellow roasted profile with raisin and molasses with a tiny bit of coffee.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Minimal bitterness with a medium-bodied profile.

(D)- A solid porter. Not overly roasted or bitter. Just a nice, easy drinking porter.

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Photo of aggiearcher13
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark chocolate brown, about a half inch of coarse tan head on top.

S: A little light. Some coffee and chocolate, but could be a lot maltier in the nose.

T: Roasty, coffee, nutty. It's interesting but doesn't wow me.

M: A little thin and over carbonated.

D: Pretty drinkable, it's a rather mild porter but it goes down easy. Not a whole lot to bring me back to it though.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Better to be shipwrecked on a peninsula than an island, right? Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of faded khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, toasted rye bread, and funky oak. The taste brings in more of the same, though now the oak is replaced by a cola-like flavor. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly watery feel. Overall, a fairly limp porter, one that's a bit off flavor-wise and a bit too thin for its own good.

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Photo of Greggy
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a very dark brown/amber color with a super fine sediment in suspension. The head a cream color and has some nice clinging lace. After a few minutes the head recedes to a thin cap.

S- Delicious. Ample chocolate, a bit of caramel, suggestions of coffee, heavy on the cream.

T- Starts out with a very dark dry chocolate note, a bit subdued, with hints of creamy milk, a touch of graham cracker. The finish has some nice hop oil and some extremely dry chocolate.

M- Low bubbly carbonation works well but the body is quite low for such a beer. I'd like to see a little heavier body, personally.

D- Here is one thing the lack of big body contributes to. The drink-ability is quite good given the beer.

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Photo of Brunite
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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