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 UrbanCaveman
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass (a North Coast Old Rasputin glass with a slight bell), at approximately 50 degrees F.

A: Pours very dark brown one can see hints of light through, colored similar to a medium roast coffee. Thick light tan head of tight, tiny bubbles, leaves a good amount of tiny-bubble lacing on the glass.

S: Yeast, thick yeast, and bread. There are some faint hints of dark chocolate, and something that reminds me of walnut - not the actual nut, but the wet green-black husk that surrounds one as it falls from the tree.

T: As promised by the nose, bread, hardtack biscuit, and yeast at the fore, with a bitterness reminiscent of a plain black dark roast coffee. Some nuttiness lingers on after the finish, with some faint echoes of toffee and cocoa.

M: Full and smooth, like silk folded thick gliding through the mouth. The feel stays strong to the end, rather than going a bit watery as many porters do.

O: A nice, sessionable porter, rich and heavy on malt flavors. Would repeat, unless an Ed Fitz or better was available.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
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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4.14/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jmbranum
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

AR 4.5 AP 4.75 F 4.25 MF 4 OA 4.25

Bought in a 12 oz. bottle at a grocery in Elkhart, IN. Poured into a glass.

Mahogany brown liquid with a giant fluffy light tan head (pour this one slowly!)

Aroma is rich and toasty.

I like this beer but I think it is more in the stout territory than a porter. Lots of toasted char, coffee, some red wine, raisins and molasses. Some hops in the background. Lingering taste that plays between being sweet and dry.

Mouthfeel is medium-full. Maybe a tinge too much carbonation.

I knocked this beer down a 1/4 point because it very much a stout and not a porter. But otherwise I liked it. It reminds me a lot of Bridgeport Blackstrap Stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.97/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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