Thomas Creek Pump House Porter | Thomas Creek Brewery

Thomas Creek Pump House PorterThomas Creek Pump House Porter
BA SCORE
54.2%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 107 ratings
Thomas Creek Pump House PorterThomas Creek Pump House Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery
South Carolina, United States
thomascreekbeer.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
49 IBU

Added by mikesgroove on 06-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,164
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
107
Liked:
58
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
11.59%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.04/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is two fingers high and pale yellow in shade. Good retention and a soft texture gives it a good look. Some streaks of lacing stick to the glass. (3.75)

Smell: There's a decent mix of various notes here - I get lots of chocolate and caramel in particular, with slight roasty hints. Hell, maybe even a touch of dark fruit. The hoppiness is surprisingly dominant, bringing a powerful piny note to it. There are lots of good notes, but the whole thing seems a bit muddled to me. (3.25)

Taste: The hoppiness opens it up well, bringing plenty of earth and pine. After a brief mid-taste of caramel sweetness, it transitions into a subtly roasted finish. Additional hints of coffee and chocolate also pop up on the back end. This is a solid porter

Mouthfeel: Nice and light, with the hops and roast making it quite dry. The general feel is also a bit syrupy, but it could have been far worse. Airy carbonation helps it go down easily. (3.5)

Overall: It takes a while for it to pick up, but it ends up being a really good robust porter. Having said that, it could be bigger and bolder in most aspects. Well worth considering, but it could get lost in the mix of great porters on the shelf. (3.5)

3.46/5: Delicious, just not earth-shattering

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled Dec. 31, 2013

Pours a deep nearly opaque body with ruby hints through the light. Thin light tan head. Nose is light roast with hints of chocolate. Palate is a ton of roast, bordering on burnt ash - but it is thankfully mellowed out by some bready-biscuity english malts on the finish. A slight hint of powdered cocoa flavor comes through as well. Finish is light a crisp as a porter should be.

Overall, a very solid porter, a bit over done on the roast for me, but solid beer.

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Thomas Creek Pump House Porter from Thomas Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 54.2% out of 100 with 107 ratings
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