Triple 7 Black Chip Porter | Triple 7 Restaurant and Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Triple 7 Restaurant and Brewery
Nevada, United States
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Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UncleJimbo on 02-05-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
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1
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Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After trying the sampler, I settled on this beer to pair with the oysters. This is undoubtedly the prize beer of Triple 7. The beer is simply balanced to perfection with a nice blend of bitter-sweet cocoa, columbian coffee, nut and plumb undertones, and a silky feel. The nose picks up on the powdery cocoa scent and a bit of esters and spicy citrus hops. Flavors take on the coffee and cashew character and blends them with the chocolate and fruitiness found in the nose. A light dose of oats are likely used to get the mouthfeel just right. Finishes with a delicate blend of coffee-like bitterness blended with spicy hops for crispness and dryness. The moderate body and alcohols keep the beer drinkable and refreshing. this is simply what a good porter should be.

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Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mothman
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gavage
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the better brews at Triple 7. Black with a dark tan head and thick lacing developed through the drink. The aroma was pleasant as roasted malt and coffee were easily detectable. The flavor was a nice balance of roastiness, coffee, a touch of licorice, and faint bitter chocolate.

The mouthfeel was somewhat thinner than expected, almost at the light side of a medium bodied brew - but the strong flavor made up for that. The coffee tones lingered well into the aftertaste. Very drinkable, especially with the lower alcohol levels.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.83/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tasted on-tap 05/07/07 at the Triple 7 Restaurant & Brewery in Las Vegas, NV.

Nice dark brown (almost black) color with a creamy light brown head that lasts and leaves some lace. Nicely balanced roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee aromas and flavors; pretty darn robust. About perfectly balanced. Medium-full bodied considering the ABV.

One of the best beers at the 777. Hard not to have another one. Highly recommmended.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dogbrick
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours nearly black with a thin beige head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of hops. Medium-bodied and smooth with flavors of roasted coffee, malt and chocolate. Touches of hops are present too. The finish is roasty with chocolate malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Sampled at the Main Street Casino, Brewery and Hotel during a recent Sunday Afternoon visit to Las Vegas. Dispensed from one of the 4 Taps at the Main Bar that overlooks the Slot Machines Floor and served in a straight sided Pint Glass. Cost less than $2 for a Pint.

Appearance: Fantastic presentation, the best of the 4 beers I tried at the Main Street. Dark brown, almost black looking, the myriad of dissolved bubbles from the carbon dioxide fight hard to exit the beers body. This produces a great looking brown head that has excellent staying power. Perfect conditioning.

Nose: Deeply inhaled, you know you will enjoy this beer long before you even get to taste it. A quality nose that is quite intense when it warms up a little and borders on being complex at times.

Taste: Mild roasted malts with some chocolate in the middle. Smooth aerated milky coffee feel transforms in a slight bitterness that lingers around for some time, and it lingers with a chocolate 'lick' in the ending. Very nice. Smooth and nicely balanced, it sits well in the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Perfect conditioning, smooth, creamy and slick. The 4.3% would lead you to believe this is a thin Porter – far from it, it is actually quite a chewy monster. A low gravity Porter with ‘go-faster’ stripes.

Drinkability: Pretty damn “unputdownable”. It is clean with a fantastic roast profile and inter-mingling malts of varying roasted degrees and strength. Yet it’s still light enough to seriously quaff on a hot sunny Nevada afternoon.

Overall: Of the 4 Main Street Beers on sale this weekend, I probably enjoyed this one the most, although the Pale Ale was a very close second, with the Red behind and the Gold stuck in detention somewhere. The Porter is wholesome, highly drinkable and incredibly tasty for a brew that only weighs in at 4.3% ABV!!!

This is a very well crafted, quality Porter, and for the price, it’s a bloody bargain.

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

Photo of PorterLambic
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost black with a medium brown head. The thin film head lasted 1/2 hour plus.
Smell is barely there but what shows up is some light coffee, smoke and a little roasted malt.
Taste is malt, coffee, peat, smoke. Good balance.
Light-medium body, thinner than desired but stops short of watery. Coffee note lingers with the malt.
Overall, a good beer in need of a little Charles Atlas body-building and something for the nose to enjoy. Beef this puppy up a bit and it'd be very good indeed.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Triple 7 Restaurant & Brewery, Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.

Strong coffee presence in the aroma and flavor. Roasted dark malt and only a mild hop finish.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This porter (made with 5 malts) pours a dark brown (almost black) with good, creamy, tan foam that settles but leaves lace on the glass. The smell is modest and malty. The taste is malty, with a bit of chocolate and caramel in the mix, though not too sweet. There is a little bitterness also. The mouthfeel is full and smooth with good carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. This is a very drinkable porter, and the relatively low 4.3% abv makes it a good one to have a few.

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Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of CRJMellor
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark brown and amber color with a decent sized deep tan head.
Aromas of slightly burnt coffee and chocolate tones rang out.
Flavors was a really solid mix of grainy dark bread and chocolate and caramel with a hint of coffee all mixed into one swirl.
Mouthfeel was light but relatively diverse and well balanced with a solid hop finish.
Drinkability was really exceptional. Really a good solid version of a low ABV porter. Good have drunk this one for hours.

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Photo of Mikeypnh
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of charlzm
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Consumed 05/09/08 at the brewery.

Very dark brown beer with deep garnet highlights. Thin skin of foam for a head with minimal lacing.

Primarily chocolate malt aroma with a hint of nuts.

Distressingly thin in the mouth. Mild roasted coffee on the palate. An entirely appropriate touch of sourness follows. A nice chocolate aftertaste.

Nothing wrong with this beer, but it did not excite me. Still, it was the only one I ordered more than once.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This stout was poured on nitro-tap, and came out a very dark brown colour with good clarity. It smelled clean; I could easily pick up on the roasted notes of coffee, and also a slightly sweet. This stout tasted almost exactly as it smelled; clean flavours with coffee upfront and a slight malty sweetness. Very tasty.

Would I buy this beer again? Definitely.

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Photo of cadaugherty
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 98green
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sixpoint
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Triple 7 Black Chip Porter from Triple 7 Restaurant and Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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