Breakfast Porter | Terminal Gravity Brewing Company

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Breakfast PorterBreakfast Porter

Brewed by:
Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by freed on 10-31-2004

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 46
Photo of jdense
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at the EOU faculty lounge, 2.8.10, poured into chilled pint glass.

Dark brown clear opaque body, 1 finger tan head, medium dissipation with very good lacing. The nose is chocolaty, coffee, some roasted malts with a wee bit of floral hops. Taste is quite balanced with above flavors. Full mouthfeel, not big carbonation. Pretty drinkable. I was impressed with how balanced this was. While not as popular as TG IPA, this is a very good beer. Hard to find, but worth the effort.

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Photo of beertunes
3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clear dark brown (much lighter in color than most, if not all, other porters), with a thick, strong dark khaki head that had great retention and lacing.

Roasted malt aroma is first across the nose, with a hint of coffee following. The flavor followed the same template, mostly roast flavors, with an, not obnoxious, amount of coffee following and a hint of hop tang on the finish.

The body was very thin for the style. Drinkability will depend on your taste of coffee, I don't like coffee so I wouldn't have more than one of these at a sitting. Overall, a decent enough beer, a little light and thin though. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of HumuloneRed
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Concordia Ale House. It poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a off white head.

Lots of chocolate and some roast notes in the aroma.

The flavor was mostly bitter-sweet chocolate with hints of coffee in the the finish. It was nicely balanced and very drinkable.

Very well made beer. I want more.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the many excellent beers enjoyed by me during a recent trip to Portland (Oregon Brewers Fest) was found at Bailey's Taproom (See My Review); and it is called Terminal Gravity Breakfast Porter.

It opens with a translucent head of beige that sits atop a body of deep black with a few glints of light near the bottom of the glass. It comes with a thick slab of foamy lacing that blankest the glass in heavy layer. There are notes of extreme chocolate in the nose and on the palate. A subtle whiff of coconut is detectable. There is minor malt bitterness, but it is light and balanced enough to sit gently on the tongue.

This porter should be slooowly savored a few sips at a time. Terminal Gravity brews a complex elixir that has earned its respect.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very chocolaty beer, not just in aroma and taste, but in its visual properties as well which show the color of dark milk chocolate. This is a highly turbid beer with small, infrequent bubbles rising to a thin film. Both the smell and the taste have a fresh mash tun graininess suggesting either low attenuation or a very fresh tap with minimal aging, for the flavors seem unintegrated, green, and wortish. I personally find this appealing, but it's perhaps somehow incomplete.

But the finish is flawless with a slow redeeming decay of chocolate malt reminiscent of old fashioned malted milk.

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Photo of younger35
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this one on tap at Bitter Creek in Boise. Drank out of pint glass while enjoying some sort of grilled cheese (literally, it was a piece of cheese that they toasted on a grill, it had grill marks and everything).

Appearance- Pours a medium dark ash brown with lots of orange hues and a huge one finger creamy tan head that sat about a half inch above the glass. Definitely the lightest porter I’ve ever seen. I actually thought they brought me the TG IPA on accident. Leaves a nice cap and collar along with loads of lacing.
Smell- Not an overly powerful or interesting nose but there is a little something to enjoy. Lightly toasted malts and a bit of coffee are subtle but there.
Taste- This is way better than the nose. Lots of sweet roasted malts that lean toward French roast coffee. A bit of caramel/toffee and chocolate sweetness are also present along with a slight floral bitterness. Really nice and balanced.
Mouthfeel- Medium to light body with aggressive carbonation.
Drinkability- This is a very tasty, sessionable Porter. I wish I knew the ABV of this guy but after one pint I didn’t feel much. Its amazing how much flavor they packed into here especially after how light it is and how little nose I got. Definitely worth a try if you find this on-tap somewhere.

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Photo of mcallister
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Lightest porter I've ever seen. Tight wound full head with immense sticky lace. Deep russet with rich red, vibrant undertones.

Milk chocolatey with a whipped cream aroma. Huge cocoa and marshmallow. Almost like chocolate rice krispies or some sort of fake cereal chocolate aroma.

This beer is good but the lightest porter I may ever experience. The same chocolatey flavors described as above. A sout lactose on the finish. Thin with moderate sweetness and slight bitterness on the finish. Most quaffable porter in the world.

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Photo of freed
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pouring at Henry's on 12th. Served a bit too cold, but my hands warmed it up quickly.

Looks pretty nice with a brassy brown body,a slight peach fuzz of head, but there's a certain transparency that makes me nervous.

The aroma is deep smokey, and not just peat smokey, but burnt wood smokey. Its really nice.

The taste is heavily laden with smokey tones and has some nice malt nuttiness that plays third fiddle. The body is rather lacking and the smokeyness is somewhat one-dimensional and doesn't really stand on its own.

Its a thin beer that should be consumed with something that is complimented by smoke - I had barbecue.

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Breakfast Porter from Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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