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Pogue's Run Porter | Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Pogue's Run PorterPogue's Run Porter
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
258 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#10,767
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
258
pDev:
13.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 54
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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of beertunes
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Another courtesy of Kurmaraja. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very dark brown, just shy of black, with 1/4 inch of light brown head that had decent retention and low lacing.

The aroma was very good, nice, rich, full, grainy malts, with some roasty background notes. On the tongue however, those roast tones (BTW, wouldn't The Roast Tones be a great name for a throw back R&B band?) totally took over. The malt held up a bit across the front and middle, but, at the back end, were so strong as to be coffee-ish, and I hate coffee.

The body was on the full side of medium, definitely a tongue-coater, but not heavy or sticky, although the roast aspects did linger. Drinkability was pretty good, although that will vary with ones tolerance of the roast/coffee aspects. Overall, a very nice brew, one i think most beer drinkers would enjoy more than I did, especially if they're java junkies.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Andyrectenwald
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of barczar
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

Aroma is dark chocolate and espresso dominant, with notes of toasted, nutty malt. Flavor is deeply roasty, opening with coffee, which carries throughout. Notes of chocolate and toasted nuts arrange throughout. There's a touch of an underlying acrid character, but it cleans up by the time the lightly bitter, roasty finish surfaces. More roast malt and coffee than chocolate, but not by much.

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
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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4.14/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of jzlyo
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jmbranum
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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 +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Pogue's Run Porter from Flat 12 Bierwerks
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 258 ratings
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