45 Fathoms Porter | Naked Dove Brewing Company

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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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Ranking:
#4,093
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
51
pDev:
8.81%
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of travelguy
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CloudStrife
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
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 zachthelaxer93
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarkJBurch
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Evarigan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cheld
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Los1324
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of codytwo
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sketchyhoodie
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sprat1960
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Deep dark brown in color; appears black in the glass. Pours with a 1+ light brown head that dies down leaving a thin, uneven layer of foam on the surface of the beer. A few spec of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Huge aroma of roasted dark coffee; hints of grain and sweet black licorice. Delicious and inviting.

Taste: Dark coffee; loads of black licorice; bitter finish.

Feel: Mild fizzy sensation from the carbonation at start; progresses on to velvety finish. Thinner-side of medium body.

Overall: Overall very good porter. Interesting finish. The finish was a little too bitter finish for my tastes.

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Photo of Jaybirdbrew
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of PapiMagnum
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of KelsoSaaz
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Cronkite11
3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of AdamPenna
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BEERdedCharmer
3.44/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheOldMachines
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tlinner
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
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 FrankSchramm
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Stranger5582
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
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 Thollemb
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of jphallenbeck
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very dark. Head brown. Rich and deep porter flavor. No bitterness. Thick feel. Perfect.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of LHMark
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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45 Fathoms Porter from Naked Dove Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 51 ratings