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Pattons Run Porter | Nantahala Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Nantahala Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Kegatron on 03-14-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Photo of HattedClassic
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice chocolate notes in the smell and taste but seems to be a little light for a porter. Nice little roasted malts. Mineral smell and taste. Hops complement the sweeter and chocolate notes. Pretty good.

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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Asheville.

Clear; very dark brown; small but durable head.

Aroma: average strength for style; light smoke plus peat plus dark roasted malts.

Flavor: more hops than the nose suggested, and perhaps a touch less smoky. Nice aftertaste.

Feel: a bit too thin; relatively dry.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap @ Revolution Pizza & Ale House (Charlotte, NC) on 3/11/12. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a deep clear ruby, with a thin covering of off-white foamy head. This retains with some modest ringing and a frothy cascade of lacing which slowly drips down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of coffee and maybe some lighter roasted nuttiness, with a touch of green citrus and sweeter notes of caramel and cocoa powder.

The taste is toffee and cocoa up front, with a gentle green bitterness pulling up the middle, while coffee flavor spreads out into the backend and finishes this roasty with a touch of leftover green hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and prickly feeling on the tongue and with then more of a firm crispness that fills out the corners of the mouth. Despite the lively feel of the carbonation, this is overall coming off as a bit thin in the mouth.

While I appreciate the sub 5% ABV for drinkability purposes, the low alcohol here ultimately also leaves this feeling a bit too light, with a presence in the mouth that is more akin to a Brown Ale at times. A bit more fullness to the body and flavors and this would really be in business. As it is, it was unfortunately a bit forgettable.

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Pattons Run Porter from Nantahala Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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