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Pitmaster Porter | Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
Michigan, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SportsandJorts on 04-21-2013

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by SportsandJorts:
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4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: deep blackish brown. pretty much opaque, a finger plus of a deep tan head. fades pretty slowly but didn't leave to much lacing

Smell: roasty malts and chocolate. maybe a touch of coffee

Taste: roasty malts, slightly bitter chocolate. nothing unique or different but done well.

Mouthfeel: the highlight of the beer. starts off slightly creamy but followed by some bitterness that isn't overpowering or lingering. fairly light and drinkable

Overall: This is by favorite Blue Tractor beer. It isn't unique in any sense but its almost a spot on representation of a porter for me. I enjoyed one of these while listening to some great live music in MASH. Definitely worth a try

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Photo of Brenden
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Not quite black with some light shining into the body without too much difficulty. The head a very pale shade of brown as brown goes. Lacing and retention are moderate.
S: Smoky, malty, roasty; what I'm looking for if not a little light. A kiss of leafy hops.
T: As advertised, notes of toffee, coffee, and bittersweet cocoa are all present along with a smoky flavor that seems to come from roasted barley rather than added smoke flavor or smoked peat. It all balances well, not a huge beast but the most flavorful of BT's brews. Just a light touch of leafy hops to add further balance.
M: Good body for a porter, don't make the mistake of thinking it's a stout. Still, solid medium body is appropriate (traditional, at this point) with even carb, crispness, and smoothness.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tpeters
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Chris_Gannon
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BMMillsy
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of the few Blue Tractor beers that I would say is "good". Pours dark with small head. Aroma of coffee and heavily roasted malts. Flavor is nice and robust, with only hints of coffee and mostly roastiness. Relatively easy to drink, and went very well with my burger. Not a lot of hop bite at the end, but I tend to like the coffee and roast flavors more. Pretty solid beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Pitmaster Porter from Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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