Pogue's Run Porter | Flat 12 Bierwerks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indiana, United States | website

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
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
246
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
29.85%
 
 
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8
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39
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4/5  rDev +2%

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Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a standard pint glass a deep roasted chesnut brown with a huge overflowing tan colored head,the glass is three quarters head and a quarter beer,somwething went wrong here just way to over carbonated.Aromas are deeply chocolaty with good roast as well,some earth and even a hint of mint.The feel is very prickly and sharp wich takes away from a really good flavor profile.Flavors of bitter chcolate and earthy with some light brown sugar-like sweetness.Something is obviously up with my bottle because you can tell this is a quality porter.

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Photo of davemarc87
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Skye1024
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of cnagle28
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acknight
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Zonian1
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a dimple mug)
A- A giant CO2 blast when popping the caps lead to a glass full of foam that wasn’t letting go for some time. Eventually a deep black body starts to show up at the base with pretty strong carbonation of big bubbles fueling the head.

S- The big black coffee roasted malt really comes through. It is a nice big bold aroma but doesn’t have a lot of other aromas with it.

T- The dark black roasted malt has dark coffee flavors with some brewer’s licorice and a soft black barley roasted bitterness in the finish. The fizz cleans the dry finish of much flavor and the bitterness is very short.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight fizz and no real alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a nice big black coffee malt flavor that becomes a bit to much coffee to really be sessionable but still has nice flavor. The big CO2 issues happened with the whole 6 pack and didn’t seem like an infection just a pressure bottling issue. Nice tasty stout beer for the winter.

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Photo of Clockwork12
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of zachpaschal
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light pouring of this ruby-tinged black ale resulted in an overwhelming surplus of tan suds. Too much, in fact. This flood finally gave way to loopy but disorganized lacing upon the glass. Messy beginning.

Nose is a dark chocolate, some caramel, and an unusual woody, burnt char. Interesting and different.

Flavor is big and bold, with burnt wood again up front. As it warms, more bittersweet chocolate comes through, but, above and beyond, the woody char seems most prominent. A unique, and unexpectedly tasty porter.

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Photo of RickS95
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with some purpley tints. No haze. The head is fairly thick, 2-3 fingers and a nice light brown color. Good retention and a heavy lace.

Got a great smell to it. All kinds of malty backbone, with a subtle nose of cocoa and coffee. Charcoal.

Tastes like a smoked porter. Charred charcoal, burnt toast, bittersweet chocolate.

Very creamy at first, then the remnants of a house fire kick in. Has an ashy, smokey, chalky, scorched feel that provides some bitterness to offset any sweetness from the malts.

An easy beer to drink, particularly if you like rauchbiers. Could use a bit more alcohol, but overall, a good beer.

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Photo of theRooster90
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Visited Flat 12 today and was thoroughly impressed!

A:Very dark with a nice tan head that lingered nicely with great lacing.

S:Malty, very chocolaty, a little bit of coffee.

T:First thing I tasted was chocolate awesomeness! Probably the best chocolate taste I have had in a porter.

M:Not too heavy and great carb, awesome!

O:Definitely try this one if you like porters at all or if you want to expand your tastes!

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Photo of mlockman
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
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 Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BigJim5021
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of connor4835
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plumberman63
2.08/5  rDev -46.9%
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 cwd
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.88/5  rDev -1%
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 sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alleykatking
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 64oz growler. Thanks to Lukafer for getting a growler of this.

A- Pours a deep dark brown color. Two finger tan head shows good retention. Nice sheet style lacing with some webbing later on as I drank it down.

S- Roasted malts come out first in the nose. Light hints of chocolate covered darker fruits. The roasted flavors come out more in the background toward the ending in coffee notes.

T- Roasted coffee flavor on the front end of the beer. I liked how this slowly changed to a light chocolate flavor toward the middle. There is light darker fruit in the middle as well but hte chocoalte covers this up. Ending flavor on this is more darker chocolate with a hint of light alcohol. No hops in the ending which for some reason I expected.

M- Light medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer. Light roasted and chocolate malts left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly chocolate with fading light alcohol. Flavors were well blended to the style. No off flavors were present in the beer. Light drying on the palate from the alcohol.

D- I found this beer to be very drinkable. Lower ABV means this one can be enjoyed by sipping or drinking. Flavors were very well put together . Nice first beer from this company. Will be looking forward to having more from them!

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a growler, this fine porter pours a thick brownish red with a nice thick tan head of tight
bubbles and great lacing. Nose of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, earth roasted goodness,
and a dash of molasses. Flavors are bitter coffee to the front, dark chocolate sweetness to the
sides, and a nice lingering bitterness of roasted grains to the back with a hint of black strap
molasses rounding it out with a slight bit of bittering hops in the background. The carbonation
keeps it lively. A stout drinkers session brew.

Having had this in a bottle I can attest to the odd displacement of carbonation in the bottle
form. The growler is much better with a more even amount of character throughout.

Cheers

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Photo of bkonk10
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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