Picture City Porter | Ladyface Ale Companie

very good
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Brewed by:
Ladyface Ale Companie
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by getkrunkhoe on 02-13-2010

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of ahophead
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid kick ass porter!!!! I asked for it without the coffee grounds on top as I don't like gritty beer!!! Great job for the first porter brewed here. The beer will continue to be better as time goes on and Griff gets the hang of his new equipment. He hit a home run on this beer, get some while you can!!!!

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Photo of sunshinethewolf
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of getkrunkhoe
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is... DIFFERENT.

Coffee infused porter with a great mouthfeel, and not to overpowering.on to the review...

App- very nice dark brown color with .5 inch head. on top was a nice garnish of cracked/ground coffee.great presentation.

Ar- unfortunately I only get COFFEE, not much else. However there is some smokey notes present. As much as I like the garnish, it is very fragant, which can take away from the beer.

T- mild chocolate, coffee (obviously), very faint...but hops do come out, small hint of vanilla(?).

MF/D- very nice rich texture,coats the mouth well, but not overpowering/over the top. very nice session beer.SMOOTH also comes to mind.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of WestCoastBeerDude
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpdKilz
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I live literally five minutes from Ladyface and always forget to review their beers.

Appearance - Poured into a pint glass with about a finger of mocha colored head with slight coffee grounds put on top. The head subsides slowly leaving nice looking lacing. Great presentation.

Smell - The aroma is quite amazing. Now, I'm not a hundred percent sure this is purely from the coffee grounds on top, or if it is from the actual beer itself. However, there is an amazing coffee aroma, bittersweet chocolate, and roast.

Taste - A strong coffee flavor, which makes me think more and more that this is an outstanding coffee infused porter and not just relying on the coffee grounds on top to pass it as such. A nice sweetness to it rather than a bitter coffee/roast (though there is a hint) which makes this very balanced in my opinion. My mother was in town visiting and I made her try this and even she admitted it was good (coming from someone who never drinks beer).

Mouthfeel - A bit thin, lower carbonation, finishes dry.

Drinkability - Very much so. A very enjoyable beer, and honestly my favorite thus far from Ladyface. I always get this when I go to Ladyface. A nice, solid, quaffable coffee porter.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Ladyface. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours black with a super fine, nitro induced, mocha head. Sprinkles of ground coffee placed on top from a shaker can.

N: Luscious coffee. Mildly like fresh espresso, but this could be from the grounds and not from the actual beer.

T: A creamy, dreamy coffee shake. Some astringent notes along with roast, dark chocolate, and char. A faintly earthy/mushroomy finish.

M: Rich, smooth and creamy. Nice carb.

O: Slightly biased due to love of coffee, but this one is pretty darn good. Definitely try this.

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Photo of SteelCityStateOfMind
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Black ad totally opaque with a brown circle on the bottom and a great 1/2 inch tan head and perfect retention with coffee grounds sprinkled on top. Nice touch

Smell: Unfortunately the only thing you smell is the coffee grounds sprinkled on top but that is not a bad thing you just dont smell any characteristics of the beer

Taste: Upfront is a great chocolate flavor but then you get a whiff of the coffee ground and it takes over and totally impacts the flavor so it pretty much finishes with a roasted coffee note

Mouthfeel: Medium but I would like it just a bit thicker and perfectly carbonated

Overall: Once I took the coffee grounds out of the head it became a really good beer. Highly recommended

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a nice tan head on it.

S: Plenty of coffee to this one (which would make sense for a coffee porter), along with a nice roast and touch of chocolate underneath.

T: A good coffee flavor along with a good sweetness that you don't always find in a porter. The chocolate and roast are there and there is also a touch of bitterness.

M: The body is medium with a somewhat low level of carbonation, perhaps from the growler serving.

D: A really nice porter and one of the better beers I've had from Ladyface. I wouldn't mind having a glass of this one again.

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Photo of SShelly
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at the bar in the brewery.

First off i couldnt quite catch the bartender quick enough to tell him to not put coffe grounds on top, not sure why they do this but wasnt appealing to me...

Pours a dark black with offwhite creamy head, aroma is heavy chocolate, and coffee (I guess the grounds did help with the aroma).

Flavor is chocolate and smooth silky roast malt, really nice finish, easy drinker that I will definetly be getting again.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Picture City Porter from Ladyface Ale Companie
3.99 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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