45 Fathoms Porter | Naked Dove Brewing Company

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46 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Naked Dove Brewing Company
New York, United States
nakeddovebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John on 11-10-2010

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Ratings:
46
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.49%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Stranger5582
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark with a nice full head reminiscent of creamed coffee. The head doesn't last for more than a few minutes but, as it settles, the aroma of the beer fills my nostrils several feet away. The remaining head clings to the sides of the glass; hardly diminishing.

The nose has great burned notes without being overpowering. On the tongue, these burned notes become delectable flavors -- dark and burned, yet refreshing at once. The texture while in the mouth at first feels a bit watery, but thickens a little before swallowing. The finish is richer than the flavor experienced while on the tongue. Although the aftertaste is quite pleasant, it makes the mouth feel slightly arid. (Perhaps by design to tempt the drinker into another sip or gulp.)

Halfway through the pint, remnants of the head cling to the walls of the glass in patterns similar to logarithmic graphs. As the beer warms, its nose and flavors become fuller. The texture is more watery and does not thicken as it is moved around the mouth. Still, it is very drinkable.

With only a fifth of the pint remaining, there is scant head; save the remnants on the walls. Its color is still black. A final swig empties the glass and leaves more traces of head at the bottom.

In the past several years, this has become the standard by which I rate other porters. If you like this porter, you may also enjoy "Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter" and "Custom Brewcrafters Double Dark Cream Porter".

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Photo of PapiMagnum
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TheBrewo
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This brew was served from the tap at MacGregor’s Grill and Tap Room in Canandaigua, NY. It arrived in a dimpled house mug, boasting a deep brown coloring. This let up lightness towards the edges, making it shine a more cola-like coloring. It held a half finger tall head of mocha colored bubbles, showing decent retention, and leaving sheets of lacing all down the glass. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be average. The aroma was simple, but gave rich roasted malts, milk chocolate sweetness, big cereal grain making it smell much like Coco Puffs, cooling heavy creamer, and thick molasses sweetness. Our first impression was that the flavoring gave deep, rich, and roasty malts, and the feel was surprisingly smooth. The flavoring opened with that big aromatic cereal grain, rich roast and smoke, milk chocolate sweetness, light medicinal phenols, and mustiness. To the peak came tart lemon zest, big soured lactics, and continued bittered roast. The finish came with more medicinals, deep raspberry sweetness, warm milk chocolates, heavy tobacco smokiness, and more limey lactics. The aftertaste breathed of more roast and medicinals, must, and the faintest citric hop sourness. The body was medium, and the carbonation was way high and bubbly. Each sip gave excellent slurp and smack, with good finishing pop. The nice froth and cream helped to make each slurp audible from across the bar. The mouth was left cooled, lightly coated, and satiated. The abv was easy, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the exemplary aroma. It was so fresh and true to style it hurt!! This put freshness and the inviting factor over the top. The flavor remained well balanced between bitterly roasted grain and sweet milk chocolate, but the most exciting aspect about this was the great smokiness. This is a fantastic beer, and we are lucky to have this local gem.

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Photo of KelsoSaaz
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Every time I go to visit the guys and gals at Naked Dove Brewing Company, I plan on getting something new to take home. But I *almost* always default back to this beer, and bring a growler of it home to enjoy. It's that good.

Pours from the growler dark brown, with a significant brown head. Average carbonation present.

The smell is pretty good- lots of roasty malts, and some creamy chocolate.

The taste is much better. The aforementioned roastiness, some light chocolate malty flavor, herbal hop bitterness, some tobacco, subtle smokiness, and slight coffee flavors. The body is thicker than the ABV suggests (5.5% or so)

One of the best local beers in the area. A true winner from a great brewery.

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Photo of CloudStrife
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

64oz growler poured into a snifter. From the brewery earlier today.

A: Pours a very dark black with a 1.5 finger dense light khaki head. Leaves some great lacing on the glass.

S: Roasted malts and coffee are the first things that come to mind. Sweet chocolate in the background as well.

T: Loads of coffee up front along with some chocolate. Rich roasted malts. The bitterness of the coffee compliments the hops.

M: Good body for a porter, a little thin but thats expected from the style. Smooth and velvety. Easy drinking.

Overall this is a fabulous porter from a great upstart brewery. Was impressed with all of their beers. Can run with the big dogs

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of FrankSchramm
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of LHMark
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Ziggy
4.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my all time favorite Porter. Congratulations are in order. That's all I really wanted to say but you are requiring me to write more. Seriously? Do we all need to write a paragraph about a pleasant beer experience? I think not. And furthermore, I'd rather be drinking a beer right now. Ciao.

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Photo of fwrubel
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

45 Fathoms Porter has a dark brown body that is opaque at its core, and ruby colored around the edges. The brown head is a finger or two high, and very solid looking. Both retention and lacing are very good.

The aroma is a hint of hops and a lot of roasted malts.

This is a solid porter from Naked Dove. A slight hop flavor up front is followed by large roasted flavors. A bit of sweetness from lighter malts makes an appearance as well. Hints of coffee are next, but the roasted malts are really the star of show here.

Smooth and creamy, with a very good mouthfeel overall.

This was my first beer from Naked Dove, and I will definitely try more as I find them. Overall, this is a good porter and well-made beer.

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Photo of tlinner
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A very smooth yet flavorful (coffee and dark chocolate), easy-drinking porter. I was really surprised at how mellow the mouthfeel was. Not harsh at all like some porters can be, but not skimpy when it comes to taste. Another hit from the local brewery!

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Photo of WesWes
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is excellent. It has a dry, roasted scent that boasts of special roast and crystal malts. The taste is good. It has a bitter hop bite up front along with a dry roasted malt finish. It goes down easy with a thin, satisfying finish. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very drinkable porter with excellent hop notes.

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Photo of lovindahops
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

so excited to try this new almost local brewery to where I live. The fingerlakes just aren't about wine anymore with Naked Dove's presence

A- pours a nice opaque body with a fine looking mocha brown head that slowly resides. A fair amount foam still lingers on the top and blends in well with the dark look

S- very impressive blend of roasted malt and mildly smokey tones that have a bitter coffee scent as well. The scent is very robust and prevalent with some chocolate themes too. There is no slap of alcohol and I don't mind that at all

T- the same roasty flavors emerge in the taste and boy is it good! All the attributes of a well crafted porter emerge. There some bitter flavors throughout that taste that eventually finishes with some dryness. All the while, there are great coffee flavors throughout. Without the alcohol you usually find in a high end porter.... this brew has got the profile

M- medium bodied and almost coating your mouth with flavor. A good feel

D- 45 Fathoms is one a fantastic porter from another upstate brewery! This porter is unbelievably tasty and well crafted with a porter's attributes. I am extremely impressed with this brew. Now if I can only find a way to get these guys in Syracuse! A highly recommended drinkable porter

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap in a pint glass.
Dark as night, with a decent head.
Aroma was a very nice blend of smoke, roasted malts, milk chocolate and bitter coffee.
Medium bodied porter. Taste is high on smoke flavor and roasted malts with hints of chocolate coming through.
This is a very tasty and delicious porter.
Definitely worth a try, wouldn't mind having it next time I see it on tap.

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45 Fathoms Porter from Naked Dove Brewing Company
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