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DieselPunk Porter | World Brews

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Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tdm168 on 07-17-2013

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Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +22%

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

Sampling last night on 4/6/14. From the World Brews in Rochester, New York. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours a pitch black in color as you can't see through it at all. A very thin off-white head is seen that settles down to just around the glass for the drink. Some spotty lacing is seen but not a lot. The aroma is of roasted malts and coffee beans. Taste is about the same with a nice roasted malt flavor mixed in with some black coffee. The coffee is not over powering at all unlike some porters. Perfect carbonation which as most porters, is below the norm. Perfect actually. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all. Overall a great porter

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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 cesarini
3.92/5  rDev +19.5%

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

Photo of TonyTwins
3.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rockin
3.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm just getting into Porters and so I may have over rated the brew, but Wow.
I'm going to use it as my base line Porter from which all others will be Judged..
This was brewed in Rochester NY, which makes it affordable, for World Brews.
It does drink in three taste stages and they are enjoyable to the Porter novice like I.
You can feel safe letting your curious friends try this brew.
My one daughter liked it as well.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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 GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 bpkrippner
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheRock7755
3.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 MJ64
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pantalones
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My fourth can of this one; can't find any readable canning date, just a long string of numbers on the bottom.

Pours a cola-like dark brown from the can, and once it's in the glass it takes on an even darker brown color, looking pretty close to black when not in direct light, with some dark reddish bits around the edges. Not quite as dark as many others in the porter/stout category but still quite dark. Head is a nice-looking thin cap of beige foam, which quickly shrinks into a very thin and slightly uneven (a few thicker spots here and there) coating over the top with a thicker ring around the edges and a bit of a trail left behind from where the foam used to be. As I drink my way through the glass, a pretty nice network of lacing is left behind.

Smell is a bit different than expected from a porter; it's a sweeter, caramel-y sort of smell rather than being primarily roasty or chocolatey. Maybe a faint bit of roastiness in the back, but the sweet caramel-like smell comes first for sure. I think I might be picking up just a hint of alcohol in there as well, oddly enough. Definitely not bad, but a bit unusual. Interestingly, the roasty aspects come out more in the smell toward the end of the glass; maybe the roastiness becomes more noticeable as this beer warms?

Taste is more porter-y than the smell -- all that sweetness blends in with the roastiness and ends up tasting caramel-y at first blending into a little bit chocolatey and then with roasty almost coffee-like flavor on the end that hangs around for a bit after swallowing. After a while this fades and leaves a sweetish, almost bread-like aftertaste behind in its place. Interestingly, I remember this beer being much sweeter and more caramel-y up front the first couple times I had one, with the roasty flavors coming in more at the end rather than right away like this time. I'm guessing it's my senses rather than the beer itself being inconsistent, though, because the overall smell and taste of the beer is still pretty much like what I remember from the other times I've had it -- just things coming through in different orders.

Feel is a bit thin -- not bad, but definitely thinner than I'd expect given the sweetness, the color, and the 6.5% ABV. At times a little more prickly than expected, too, but the thinness stands out more. And, probably more relevant to a review on here, it's thinner than other porters and stouts I've had in a similar ABV range (New Belgium's Portage or Guinness Extra Stout, for example, felt MUCH more substantial.)

Overall, not a bad little beer, though nothing super amazing either. For what is essentially "store brand" beer it's pretty good actually, and considering that so few porters/stouts end up on Kroger shelves around here it's definitely filling a gap -- I could see myself buying this one again in the future if I wanted a darker beer but wasn't in the mood for Guinness and didn't want to shell out $12 for a six-pack at the smaller local beer store. A little interesting to have a sweeter, more caramel-y take on a porter rather than the roast-focused versions I usually see, though the weirdly thin/light mouthfeel detracts from it a bit -- this would definitely be better if it had a thicker feel to it.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Zanico
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Photo of RummyRedbeard
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Gemini6
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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