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Lighthouse Porter | Pensacola Bay Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pensacola Bay Brewery
Florida, United States
pbbrew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Pensacola Lighthouse is an icon for our hometown, and so is our Porter. For centuries, a light high above a tower has served as a beacon to sailors at sea. Even though we don’t keep the Lighthouse Porter on our roof, you’d be surprised at how many sailors seem to think it’s a sign!

The Gulf’s shallow waters can be treacherous. Without the Pensacola Lighthouse, who knows how many ships would have succumbed to a dark and foggy night? Find your way out of the dreary rat race and relax with the Lighthouse Porter

The Lighthouse Porter is flavorful, without being heavy. An enjoyable sipping beer, you’ll definitely find your way to shore with our Lighthouse Porter.

45 IBU

Added by cjgator3 on 12-29-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
70
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
34.94%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 70
Reviews by charlzm:
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3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Consumed March 10th, 2012 at the brewery.

Clear, deep brown with dark amber highlights. An exceptionally fine head of light tan bubbles provides fantastic amounts of sticky sheeting.

A little juicy melanoidin aroma with roasted dark malt accents. Anise? Unusual and subtle.

Flavor is not as expected; very clean and slightly smokey. A little more like a brown ale than a traditional porter. Not much in the way of porter flavors: not getting much coffee, chocolate or even the smoke from the nose. Oddly light on the palate.

Mouthfeel is kept interesting between the modestly thick texture and the carbonation.

Drinkable, particularly in light of the ABV, but not especially flavorful. The bourbon barrel aged version of this is outstanding, but this standard production version is a bit of a miss for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Zonian1
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of azorie
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Notes.

a: dark brown ale with about 1/2 head from the tap at 41F

s: coffee, smokey malt. some chocolate. no hops detected

t: Nice balance of coffee, burn candy, burnt milk, malt and chocolate, not much smoke, hops balanced it out OK. Was not as good as many other porters i had. Some bitter aftertaste.

m: medium to thin body, decent carb, smooth. easy to drink

o: overall its decent nothing earthshaking. sure does not even compare to Sn porter on a bad day, heck SA porter is better.

on tap for 5 plus I drank a few wrote some notes and I am done.

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Photo of drinking12many
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jrizzle251
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This a good beer. Maybe one of the best they make.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.44/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of JayS2629
4.23/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/almost black with reddish tints when held to the light. Nice creamy head, slow fade and nice lacing.

The aroma is a good balance of dark chocolate, some rosted coffee, and sweet toffee.

The flavor follows the nose with good coffee notes, chocolate and toffee. Nice coffee bitter finish. Great balance.

A little thin, but pretty close to what a porter should be.

Nice, easy drinking porter.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of WesMantooth
2.7/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bomber that I paid $6 for into a snifter.

Looks pretty thin and highly carbonated.

Smells very faintly of roasted malts, but mainly sweet and like yeast.

Tastes very sweet up front. Barely noticeable coffee and roasted grains on the back end. Ever so slightly ashy.

Very thin bodied and way over carbonated. Very prickly.

If this beer were billed as a Belgian stout it still wouldnt be real great, but certainly better scoring. This tastes and feels like it was brewed with cola.

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Lighthouse Porter from Pensacola Bay Brewery
3.52 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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