Fearrington Winter | Fullsteam Brewery

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Fearrington WinterFearrington Winter

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Fullsteam Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by oberon on 12-21-2013

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by roywilliams:
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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Photo of oberon
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A porter brewed with coffee and pecans.Had this at the tavern the other night.Poured a deep dark chocolate brown with a few deep ruby highlights,a thinner head atop.Aromas of dark coffee roast,mild roasted nuts,and some brown sugar-like sweetness.Roasted flavors with drying earthy tones,there is a subtle pecan flavor with some molasses sweetness that stays in the background and never becomes too big.A nice porter that's pretty quaffable but has a nice deep roast to it.Well made.

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Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ordybill
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap at the brewery in Durham, NC into a pint glass. The appearance is pitch black with a large brown head. The aroma was full of coffee and malt. The taste was coffee and malt with some pecans. A very good beer.

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Photo of aleckpa
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Bung
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tarheels4life23
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of danfix99
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of nick_perry
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown color. Thin white head. Tastes exactly as advertised, not a whole lot of complexity. Dry finish.

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Photo of 13tido
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Nice sweet iced coffee aroma with some accompanying caramel, milk chocolate and vanilla notes.

T- Flavor is a bit more tame as the coffee and dark roasted malt work well together to create a balanced flavor profile. Somewhat bitter but also sweet and the flavors don't clash with each other. Nuttiness coming in on the aftertaste.

M- Slightly creamy with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- A straightforward nutty coffee porter that's very drinkable while also being quite flavorful.

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Photo of Irish57
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fehrminator
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet clear jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and hints of dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy mocha head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of freshly brewed coffee and pecan over the top of lighter aromas of roasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of lightly roasted malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of freshly brewed coffee and light to moderate flavors of pecans with just a hint of brown sugar sweetness. Very light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Very easy to drink and very enjoyable, great beer for a cold evening here in November... The smell of this beer is fantastic and it tastes very good as well. Glad I grabbed this one when I found it.

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Photo of jlindros
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Interesting beer, seemed like a good beer to drink while snowed in. Thanks to Beerness.

Pours a dark mocha colored 1/2 finger fizzy head that fades at a med pace, the fizzy nature of the head makes me think the abv is higher than it really is, leaves very little lacing, but a pitch black beer.

Nose is interesting, a nice mix of dark malts, coffee, and pecan. A nice dark malt base with little dakr chocolate, fudgey baker's chocolate, hint of roast, caramel, etc. Through that a big fresh coffee shines right through and increases the more I smell it, a med roast caramely like coffee without the big roasty punch or espresso heaviness. The pecan is there but lighter, a little candied pecan like aroma with mild toasty aroma. It also seems to have a bit of vanilla even.

Taste starts quite creamy, like loaded with oats and perhaps a bit of lactose, and layers of dark malts, plenty more dark chocolate and a little fudgey, cocoa as well, with bitterness that eventually comes through with some mild earthy hops and little from roast. Malts bring a bit of a roasty note but very little, as well as caramel and mild toastiness. Coffee is there but less than the nose had, a little fresh brewed coffee, fresh coffee grinds this time, again med to milder roast and probably cold extracted as I don't get that bitter acrid bite, with a touch of a roasty flavor. Pecans are also quite light, little toasty pecan note. Nice creamy dark malt porter finish, it dries a little but leaves a mild sticky feel, hard to tell ifit's lactose since it has that mild sticky feel but not that really dry lactose flavor or feel, a bit more dusty cocoa lingering with touch of coffee and caramel.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, fairly creamy, and lighter but decent carbonation.

Overall not bad, a nice porter to sit through the cold winter, not really warming or heavy, but nice dark malts and coffee without being too roasty or acrid, and some pecans add a nice touch although a little light.

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Photo of Keith27614
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of khargro2
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: An impressive bubble show cascades into a thick tan head; impressive retention with a dancing pattern of lacing all over the glass

Smell: Toasted brown bread and pecans, with coffee building underneath; hints of milk chocolate and vanilla

Taste: Toasted brown bread and pecan flavors forward, building some sweetness that is cut by the coffee and earthy hops; milk chocolate and vanilla tones appear, after the swallow, but the finish remains balanced

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Well-constructed and nicely balanced, with very interesting elements

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Fearrington Winter from Fullsteam Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 34 ratings