P-51 Porter | Wingman Brewers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wingman Brewers
Washington, United States
wingmanbrewers.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by barleywinefiend on 04-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
27.59%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of JWess
3.98/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Asics
3.72/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grnmtnman
3.72/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Can from ABV.

Black with a dark brown head, this looks solid. The nose is a nice blend of burnt sugar, medium dark chocolate and coffee, a little alcohol, some muscovado sugar, and a faint hoppy note. The palate opens chocolatey, mildly boozy with some coffee present. The mid-palate has some booze, some vanilla and finishes with an earthy hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is rather distressingly disjointed, with the lack of a sufficient scaffolding to hold the flavor elements together being quite noticeable. Mildly bitter on the finish with toffee, medium dark chocolate and a little coffee, this beer is decent,

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.16/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Luckily, I got a can that didn't have any issues that other people have had with contamination.

Appearance is deep, deep brown almost black. Tan head, quickly dissipating, minimal lacing. Smell is dark roasted malts, cocoa. Taste is caramelized malts, hearty dark rustic bread, biscuit, finish is dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is silky but viscous, medium-low carbonation. Overall, I really enjoyed it. In a blind taste, I could have believed it was a stout. It is slightly less roasty and has fewer coffee notes than most stouts. It shows how blurred the lines have become between porter and stout.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Croft
3.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XIII
3.66/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ronbo5421
3.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerNW
2.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jeffsta1
2.81/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

Convincingly dark, good looking porter. Beautiful tan head, very fine.

Smell is not intense, slightly chemical.

Taste begins ok - malty, hints of sweetness, then on the midpalate and the finish: WTF went wrong? Ass-nasty chemical bitterness - metallic, astringent, unappealing.

Mouthfeel is nice, rather rich. Integrates the 8% ABV quite well.

This beer has some strengths - but holy crap, the taste, once it sits in your mouth for a moment, is out-of-bounds bad. Budweiser or MGD or Genessee bad. The finish is worse.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmahe
4.02/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
2.2/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

2015-01-03
16oz can poured into a pint glass. No dates or codes, but I think it's been lounging in my fridge for months. It's an imperial porter, so it ought not be a negative effect.

Pours black with little or no head, little carbonation. Smell is mild, yeasty, roasty, a little coffee and chocolate.

Taste is weird. Far too sweet, but also very tart, with a raw bitterness. Reminiscent of cranberry juice.

Mouthfeel is too thin and watery. Overall, this beer is not good, and I'm going to dump it out, and throw away the remainder that I have.

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Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halo3one
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kirchy
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of JDOHare
4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

Lots of ratings without any detail so I'm not sure what we can take from that. I historically haven't been a big porter drinker...that is until I found this beer. I really like how smooth it is and it doesn't feel overly heavy when you drink it. The beer seems to almost border between a porter and a stout which I really like. P-51 is almost stealth like in that it's 8% ABV, but yet it doesn't taste strong at all, this is a very drinkable and enjoyable beer. I am hooked on P-51, luckily I live in the Pacific Northwest so I can get all I want. Beer is like wine in that it is so personal with respect to what you like. I'd be interested in hearing what some of the other porter lovers consider to be top-notch porters, with one caveat...wimpy beers need not apply. Happy drinking and remember, what's good is what you like!

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Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of DKRowden
3.92/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of camarocrazy67
1/5  rDev -68.7%

Photo of FederalOC
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Donkster46
3/5  rDev -6%

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P-51 Porter from Wingman Brewers
3.19 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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