Pogue's Run Porter | Flat 12 Bierwerks

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253 Ratings
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Pogue's Run PorterPogue's Run Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indiana, United States
flat12.me

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Flat 12 Porter.

Added by AaronHomoya on 12-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
253
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.49%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lukass
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottishStoutMan
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass, comes out almost looking like a Coke, with a half-finger of off white head. It's pretty carbonated too, with a hint of red colour around the edges in the light. Nose is predominantly of chocolate, with nice hints of toffee and coffee too. Only thing that keeps this beer from getting a max score on the smell is I wish the malt came through a bit more. The malt does come thru in the taste, along with the coffee flavour, with the chocolate from the nose pushed to the back end taste-wise. The carbonation, which had me a tad worried at first glance, is virtually a non-factor. This is an exceptionally smooth porter. Good on ya to the folks at Flat 12!

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Photo of AmishLightning
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdFed
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brianwolfe86
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malty; Slightly bitter, coffee finish

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Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass

A - Har pour produces a 1 finger head in height that is a dark khaki in color and a creamy foam in appearance. The head dissipates fairly slowly. The beer itself is black and opaque with moderate carbonation visible around the edges in the form of tiny bubbles rising quickly toward the surface. 3.75/5

S - Toasted wheat bread, cold pressed coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, and a very light caramel come out and form a sweet but "watery" aroma that is a bit subdued. A bit of savory roast comes out. There is a bit of raw graininess as well that adds an earthy element to the aroma. 3.75/5

T - Cold pressed coffee and cocoa powder explode on the palate right away along with just a hint of caramel. Dark roasted malted barley comes out very strongly with just a hint of vanilla in the middle of the flavor profile. Lingering espresso bitterness as well as grapefruit peel bitterness on the finish last for quite some time along with a bit of grassy hops. 4/5

M - Hefty carbonation burn throughout the entire profile makes for a lighter bodied porter, much more sessionable in nature than many porters. 4/5

O - Well balanced between sweet and bitter with quite a long drawn out bitter finish but this is not unpleasant, especially for a coffee drinker. Sessionable porter that is lighter than most porters and feels like an older style porter. Not overly complex but it doesn't really need to be to get these strong flavors across 3.75/5

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Photo of dbertles
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Thin, hoppy, not a fan

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Photo of mlockman
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth, if not smoother, than any other porter I've had. This is VERY easy drinking, and readily available if you live anywhere near Indianapolis; definitely worth a try.

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Photo of plumberman63
2.08/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Nice color, and had a decent head. Smell of a chocolate/ coffee, which the taste follows. Since I don't like or drink coffee, this wasn't good to me. In fact poured it down the drain.

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Photo of Winston3737
3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HeathenMother
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring it into the glass, it has a very iced-coffee look to it. The head was minimal. The smell was mild, not strong at all. The flavor, I really enjoyed. There was a coffee tone to it, but not overbearing. Not too much hops or carbonation. The after taste was only mildly coffee flavored. I would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of mwvman
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmiah22
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vonhinx
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McClinton
2.86/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ferg
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Pogue's Run Porter from Flat 12 Bierwerks
3.93 out of 5 based on 253 ratings.
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