45 Fathoms Porter | Naked Dove Brewing Company

BA SCORE
93.8%
Liked This Beer
4.19 w/ 48 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John on 11-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,192
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
48
Liked:
45
Avg:
4.19/5
pDev:
9.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Evarigan
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travelguy
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cheld
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Los1324
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of codytwo
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sketchyhoodie
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of sprat1960
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
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 -16.5%

Photo of PapiMagnum
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of KelsoSaaz
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Cronkite11
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of AdamPenna
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of TheOldMachines
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tlinner
4.4/5  rDev +5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Stranger5582
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
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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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of jphallenbeck
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
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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Photo of BEERdedCharmer
3.44/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Ziggy
4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
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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45 Fathoms Porter from Naked Dove Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93.8% out of 100 with 48 ratings
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