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DieselPunk Porter | World Brews

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Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States
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Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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#43,620
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
64
pDev:
13.41%
 
 
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by onedogtwodog:
Photo of onedogtwodog
2.62/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

MEH... picked up by accident, was actually reaching for the DieselPunk IPA... I do enjoy a good porter occasionally ... I would've kept moving down the aisle... light sweet faint chocolate nose muted flavors, almost washed out hoppiness. Not too terribly "malty". I love different styles on occasion but this one I may not go back to...

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of jokelahoma
2.7/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

One more by World Brews...

Poured a deep ruby red, pretty clear. One thing this "brewery" gets right is the appearance of their beers. They all look the part.

Aroma on this one isn't all bad. it's very, very faint, as are most from this brewery. But what I can pick up is a bit of roasty malt, just as it should be. I'm crossing my fingers that the aroma carries over into the flavor.

Aaaand it doesn't. Again. Not terrible this time. Just really mild. There is a slight cocoa up front, followed by a tinge of bitterness that could be from hops or roasted malts. It kills the effect by fading to a really odd, sour aftertaste. But not soapy, so there's that! The flavor is weak, coming on slowly then running away quickly. Nothing robust about this. It's not off, no soap, no metal, just not good.

Very thin and watery mouthfeel, which plays into the flavor leaving so quickly after each drink. Should be a bit more substantial for the style.

To the best of my knowledge, this is the last thing I currently have in my refrigerator that was put together by World Brews and their contract breweries. It's far and away the best one, and it still doesn't pass muster. It's not bad, but with scores and scores of much better options, it's best to pass this one by and pick up a good beer. Why waste time or money on something like this?

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Photo of zeff80
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

16oz can. Poured out a jet-black color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of chocolate and toffee. Not much else. A fairly sweet porter with a subtle dark chocolate bitterness.

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Photo of Bills453
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - poured from a bottle into a glass. Dark brown almost black color. Two finger off-white Carmel head. Decent lacing.

Smell - roasted coffee beans, java smells.

Taste - very similar to the smell, what u would expect from a porter.

Mouthfeel - average.

Overall - a very decent, sessionable porter.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The equivalent of a piss poor macro for fans of porters. Starts out fine with a black body and one finger tan head and the aroma isn't too bad but it's mostly grains and roasted malts. Then I drank this bad boy and ugg. It has nothing but a slight char and dry feel, no sweetness or complexity of malts and if there is any hops at all they've been nuked. Basically like drinking coffee without any coffee-esque flavors (think old coffee beans).

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Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can
Poured clear but very dark brown, with a good head. Spotty foamy left on the glass. Relatively light bodied for style, with medium carbonatin.

Aroma: nice (near 4), roasty smell with a touch of toffee and dark fruit. Some alcohol esters.

Flavor: good, near neutral, sweet/bitter balance. A touch of dark fruit and caramel. Mildly bitter finish with some coffee in the aftertaste.

O: a light, chocolately porter. Cheap and decent quality. Should appeal to fans of brown ales which it resembles.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beejay
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Deep dark brown in the glass, a lighter brown as it pours, with a nice tan head on top.

S: Caramel, and brown sugar with some raisins.

T: Caramel and some light brown sugar. Fairly tame, a little bit of a roasted flavor, and it tastes like an English yeast strain. Fairly subdued flavors, but easy drinking and approachable for someone who may be new to dark beers.

M: Medium to medium light in feel, the carbonation is a little more active than I would like in a porter. Not sure if that is an attempt to be more marketable for a wider range of palettes.

O: Overall a decent porter, nothing spectacular but nothing glaringly bad. Fairly drinkable, although a little bit of a yawner.

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Photo of SeriousALEment
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of Zanico
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Bonis
3.22/5  rDev -1.8%

First taste was the best, then not all that great. A touch of coffee and chocolate over dull barley grains. Yeast added a slight twang to it. Alchohol was definitely there for being 6.5%, but not necessarily in a bad way. Carbonation was a bit on the high side, but it was definitely a beer I could stomach. I'm pretty sure the can was over a year old (the four pack was marked down to $5 and they are 16oz cans and it looked like julian code, it was either 2012 or 2013). Not a bad beer overall though.

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Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - dark brown with a thin brown, bubbly head that has decent retention

S - chocolate, some grains, roasted malts

T - roasted malts, some faint grainy sweetness, some chocolate, some faint coffee but without any of the associated bitterness

M - medium bodied, smooth, a bit crisp

This is really a solid Porter considering I paid less than $5 for the 4-pack of 16oz cans. It has a decent flavor and nice drinkability. It can definitely be cleaned up, but as is, it is a nice, drinkable, affordable porter.

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Photo of Groomsy
3.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can poured into a nonic.

I don't have much background information on this beer other than that it's contract brewed by World Brews/Uberbrew. The porter came in a 4-pack of cans for $6 at Kroger, so I figured, why not? The porter pours a dark brown/crimson, bordering on black. It's topped by a massive rocky tan head that leaves excellent lacing behind and definitely sticks around. We're off to a good start.

The aroma is a little mild but still holds all the characteristics of a traditional porter – a slightly nutty, roasty profile with hints of coffee and chocolate and just a dash of earthy bittering hops. It's quite pleasant and not at all “off par” for the style. It seems thin with no real hop presence, but then again, all things considered, this is good.

Dieselpunk delivers what one would expect for a contract brewed, inexpensive “craft” beer. It hits the core of the style but doesn't necessarily stand out or challenge the drinker. A smidge of earthy bitterness hits the front of the tongue before going into a malty middle and finish – nuts, caramel, and toffee, transitioning into coffee flavors and a bit of smoke on the finish. It goes down super easy and is pleasant. While it's not mindblowing, I can't knock this one.

The massive head on the pour gave me a clue to how highly carbonated this was, but I was surprised to find that it was smooth and somewhat creamy with a malty finish.

For $6 a four-pack, you can't knock this. Try this on your non-craft friends, or if you're looking for a “summer porter.”

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Photo of BMart
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of heysuz
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qcbrewer
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cesarini
3.92/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

split six from Alpharetta ga Kroger...

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.65/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.36/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear dark brown with amber highlights. Smells a bit metallic, roasty, bitter chocolate, and slightly of prunes. Taste is sweet, roasted, and metallic as well, with a thinner feel than expected. Overall, a decent Porter. Cheers!

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Hardwood Artisans pint glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $2.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: March 22, 2016
Consumed: March 26, 2016
Misc.: 2024 11:14 on the bottom of the can (I know 11:15 a.m. for the 11:14, but not sure what the 2024 is)

Saw this for $2.99 for a 4-pack of cans (I think they also had $3.99 for a 6-pack of bottles) and instantly picked it up after grabbing their IPA. Found out when I got home that it is under the umbrella of World Brews, so I’m not expecting that much. At least it will be a good value either way.

Poured an auburn, amber, clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki-tan, frothy head. Could make out a few bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Poor lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.25)

Initial thought on the smell was an amber more than a porter, but definitely a porter. Got roasted nuts, light toffee, toasted grain, faint chocolate, toasted brown sugar and hints of light coffee. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste followed the nose somewhat, maybe a bit darker overall. Got roasted nuts, toasted grain, toffee, sugary dark caramel, dark fruits, light chocolate, toasted brown sugar and cocoa. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Rather smooth finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was a pretty solid porter. Fairly tasty and drinkable. And cheap. (Overall - 3.50)

3.57 | 81 | B

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Photo of JoeLacy
3.89/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Falcone
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

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DieselPunk Porter from World Brews
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 64 ratings