Plowshare Porter | Old Forge Brewing Company

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Plowshare PorterPlowshare Porter

Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mvanaskie13 on 12-05-2013

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by tone77:
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3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Yet another beer courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cola color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is off coffee, a bit roasty. Taste is coffee, a light bitterness, some roasted malts, a faint hint of chocolate. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Chackman151
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No can date

Pours creamy rich 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, nice lacing, dark but clear maroon mahogany color

Nose sweet toasted brown malts, biscuity toffee, caramel, mild sweetness, little sweet candy chocolate

Taste mild sweet candy malts, caramel, biscuity toffee, graham cracker, coffee syrup and chocolate syrup, fair bitterness mild spicy hop note, little soft creaminess, drier finish lingering spicy hops

Mouth is med bod, bit creamy mice fluffy carb

Overall a very solid porter, well done

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Photo of dbaraniak
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of woodychandler
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Here is another CAN that had been held in abeyance awaiting picture approval, but now I am ready to add it to The CANQuest (TM)!

From the CAN: "Forging Better Beer"; "We strive to honor personal craftsmanship. Our handcrafted beer is made in small batches to ensure quality and peak freshness. Brewed and CANned by Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville, PA."; "Plowshare Porter is a cutting edge Ameri[CAN] Porter with plenty of chocolate malt and a shovel full of hops. Plow right in."

I got excited by the loud Crack! and I started out with an inverted Glug until I realized that it was coming out of a tallboy CAN and the glass was filling too rapidly for my liking. I backed off just in time as a pseudo-cascade was forming two fingers of dense, light-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown with ruby highlights (SRM = > 27, < 34) and NE-quality clarity. Nose had a smoky, roasty chocolatiness like a dark chocolate bar. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was very much of dark chocolate. They may have used a shovelful of hops, but it was the malt that was the star in this one. Good lacing began to form in my glass as I drank through it. Finish was semi-sweet, very chocolaty, sort of bitter and smoky. Not bad as an alternative to all of the recent AIPAs, but not really my bag. If you are a fan of chocolate Porters, however, YMMV.

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Photo of jamesaharvey
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

what a great beer taste of chcolate ir smooth with a pnich of bitterness great taste great beer a sexy smooth beer goes down easy

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

LOOK: Dark brown color with a soapy white head. Looks very good, with some lacing and bubbly head that has some staying power.

SMELL: Hoppy aroma but kind of stale, perhaps. Really little to no roasted malt to speak of. There is a small hint of smoke.

TASTE: Hop bitterness and mineral aspects show up first with a slight roasted malt flavor in the finish. On the lighter side of the porter style for sure. Slight smoke, fair amount of bitterness, and toast.

FEEL: Light bodied and lively carbonation makes for a crisp, rather effortless drinking experience.

OVERALL: A few shades above average for the style and on the light side, but perfectly fine for a session porter. Nothing amazing but would be perfect with some corned beef sandwiches and chips.

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Photo of pasjc2001
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

I don't typically like porters, but this one was quality.

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Photo of yergermeister
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is dark brown, amber edges, head is tan, 1/4 inch thick with some light lacing on the glass.

Smell is a very nice blend of sweeter chocolate malt, light roast and hints of pale malt; some lighter earthy hops finish it well. This scent is great from a porter, great presence.

Taste is similar to the nose, nice chocolate malt flavor, light roast and subtle toast; hops are drying, earthy, not overpowering but provide nice complimentary bitterness. Flavor is just what you want from a porter nice sweet and hop balance without overpowering flavors.

Mouthfeel is also great, good bitter balance to a sweeter porter, not too carbonated, great lingering flavors.

Overall, a great brew in a pounder can, great porter style adherence with great drinkability.

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Photo of MouldyCrow
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Plowshare Porter from Old Forge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 42 ratings