Peregrine Porter | Bridge Brew Works LLC

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3.9/5
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38 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bridge Brew Works LLC
West Virginia, United States
bridgebrewworks.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,237
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
38
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance had a decent looking dark brown to black color with a decent off white to white foamy head that died within less than a minute. Light lacing streamed itself all along the glass. The smell had a lie roasty chocolate to light cocoa with a light bitter roasted coffee bean like aroma leading to a nice dark fruity plum-like ness. The taste took all of those flavors and combined to taste really nice. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation sat fairly subdued but good for the style. Overall, really nice Baltic Porter I’d have again if I could get it.

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Photo of nuebs
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of caahare
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Devman171
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Omnium
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aluminum bottle > Tulip glass
A - Rich brown black, but when poured, it gushed pretty good, overflowed my glass, thick foamy tan head, with some decent lacing.
S - Roasted and kinda burnt malt, slightly smokey, fig, and raisin, some alcohol scent to it as well
T - Very large metallic taste to this beer, burnt caramel, toasted grain, darker fruits.
M - Kinda thin, a little chewy though, and definitely metallic
O - Decent, dont know if the bottle is affecting the flavor though. First beer I've ever had from an aluminum bottle.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 oz aluminum bottle poured into snifter

A: big fat head with a whitish tan head dark body looks like a little light might escape the edges

S: a little anise a little honey a little nutty a lot of sweetness

T: the taste has an odd flavor to it like sweet metallic then it has a nice honey sweet nutty roasted-malt taste

M: very prickly surprising for a porter but the other beer I had was very high carbonation

O: its just ok the off flavor at the beginning and the super high carbonation mask some of the other beers better qualities. I think the water they use is giving the beer that flavor because I had one before in the same session the beer had an off taste. Otherwise its a tad sweet but not too bad for a porter.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A big beefy toasted biscuit head reaches three fingers and nearly the top of my glass. Body is the deepest brown and almost black. Nose is also toasty and malt based with a hint of dark fruit on the backside. This beer is very sweet for a porter but in a good way. Dark fruit, toffee and peanut butter with a bit of jelly all play. If you weee to tell me that this was a Belgian dark ale I would totally believe you. Very unique for a porter but very good.

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Photo of BuzzLitebier
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hey--this beer was great! It may have been oxidized a bit but was still delicious. It came off as a doppelbock with some dark fruit and wasn't necessarily to style, but it was amazing- really. I can't recommend it enough.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smakawhat
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the aluminum bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Huge ridiculous head. 2 fistfull tall, but not gushing out of the bottle. What is this a nitro bottle I don't think so? Thick and foamy though and even, with a big cap of styrofoam retention with hardly a budge to it. A dark walnut and opaque solid black body matches, but is hardly and portion of this glass. Looks actually like a good dark porter, but this is ridiculous.

Bouquet though is spot on, and doesn't seem to hint of an infection problem at least. Hints of dark roast and sweet chocolate notes. Some fruity dark prune and plum notes get in the mix as well, with a good spice note as well. Very well integrated between brown spices and these dark fruit notes nicely and a good sweet chocolate accent. Real nice and inviting.

Palate though makes the goods. Light bodied and almost silky but with a real easy hinting drinkability. Mid palate awash in light chocolate malts and milky candy sweetness. Cocoa like finish and powder but with long fruity and spicy finish on the end. Hints towards tobacco bitterness just a touch as well rounding out an excellent malt profile. Body feel also tends to get a little fizzy in places too.

Still overall with some of the presentation problems, there's a real delicious brew in here, and one of the lightest easiest drinking baltic porters I've had to date.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Certainly this beer brought the roasted coffee flavor to the front, but I thought it went well with the traditional baltic aftertaste and the dark fruits. A bit thin in the body, but the favor and aromas keep you interested, and a higher abv than it tastes keeps you warm. Overall a nice baltic porter

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Photo of Coorsy
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The American Craft Beer Fest Yesterday.
Rich malty chocolatey nice brew.

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Photo of jburd19
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very pleasant, smooth chocolatey notes accent the slightly sweet, caramelly malt backbone nicely, leading to a lightly roast-bitter finish. Starts a touch on the sweet side, but dries out nicely. Rich malt profile.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #79 (Aug 2013):

Brawny but a quick sipper, it tastes like a big beer, even though the alcohol is at a pretty tame level. This brew exudes fun, as the taste buds ask for more. A fantastic Porter. Easy enough to drink on its own, but versatile enough to be paired with anything from chocolate to a hearty stew.

STYLE: Baltic Porter
ABV: 8.1%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Black brew, showy tan lacing

SMELL: Dark chocolate, mildly estery, black currants, chicory, faint licorice root, roasted grain

TASTE: Creamy, chewy, full bodied, even roast, warmth, herbal hop, full-malt jacket, coffee, dark chocolate, blackberries, toasted bread, lingering char, semidry finish

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Photo of SweetChicken
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmandrick
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz bottle, bottled 10/24/14 poured into an oversized wine glass

A- pours pitch black in color with a small creamy khaki colored head that reduces to a thin film floating on top, short lasting lace left behind

S- aroma opens up with lots of dark fruits; notes of dark cherry, fig & raisin and a hint of fruity pebble. Sweet chocolaty fudge brownie aromas quickly follow with dark chocolate and caramel. Hints of char and coffee close it out

T- smoky and woodsy up front, almost mimicking some barrel flavors, herbal hop & caramel malt mix with dark chocolate, fig & date, bold linger of charred malt and dark coffee

M- medium body with medium-low carbonation falls a bit at the mid-palate becoming a bit watery, but finishing creamy with a touch of alcohol warmth

O- lots of char with plenty of dark chocolate/caramel, the dark fruit notes adds a welcomed change to an already bold style

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Photo of LizHornsby88
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisWV
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great porter and rad to see people putting effort into making a fine porter when the rest are worried about hops and IPAs.

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Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Peregrine Porter from Bridge Brew Works LLC
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 38 ratings