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Dark Tide | McKenzie Brew House

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Brewed by:
McKenzie Brew House
Pennsylvania, United States
mckenziebrewhouse.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by garuda on 12-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
4.27%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by garuda:
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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nearly black body with ruby highlights, Minimal head that has virtually no retention or lacing.

S/T - Rich chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, creamed coffee... bitter roast aspects are kept to a minimum and it finishes on the sweet side. Abv hidden well.

M - Full body, medium carbonation, thick, rich, creamy consistency

O - I enjoyed this sweet style of porter. Achieves a good depth of flavor while keeping bitterness very low.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of corby112
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at the brewpub.

Pours a dark chesnut brown, almost black color thats completely opaque with a one finger beige head that slowly fades into thick, lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly smokey, robust malt aroma with a sweet sappy presence balancing things our.  Smoked malt with roasted coffee bean, oatmeal and dark chocolate followed by a subtle lactic presence and some sweet syrup.

Full bodied with subtle roast and a nice balance of robust malt, lactic cream and syrupy sweetness.  Not as roasted/smokey as the nose suggests but there's some deeply roasted malt flavor along with dark chocolate, toast and oatmeal.  The roast is countered by lactic cream, silky chocolate and syrupy sweetness.  Wouldn't know it was molasses but I'm picking up the sweetness.

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Dark Tide from McKenzie Brew House
3.75 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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