Porter | Port City Brewing

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
477 Ratings
PorterPorter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port City Brewing
Virginia, United States
portcitybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AndrewNations on 02-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
477
Reviews:
137
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
98
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 477 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at brewery:
Pours a lovely near black. By the time I got the beer, the head had settled, but was still nice looking. Little soapy, somewhat creamy, but a nicely lace-producing tan.

Nose loses me a tad. It's not very powerful even if it checks the porter boxes. Having just had a much lighter porter up the road, that beer was much more fragrant. More roasty than anything, there's a lightly floral hop note.

A nicely medium body supports a roasted malt flavor that was indicated in the nose. Bitter in the end (watered down ash and woody hop notes), it is a roasty to burnt toast treat until then.

A solid representation for sure, but I've had beers in the style that hit higher notes in each category. Little more raw than Black Butte, not as smooth (but to style in my mind, not as bitter) as Founders.

 821 characters

Photo of bschu
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deansellers
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benl7217
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (730) - - MAY 13, 2015
**
05/13/15
Bottle to pint glass.

Aroma is chocolaty, toasty, smells great.
Appearance is dark black with medium Tan head. White globules of sediment hover and make it look sloppy.
Taste is smooth coffee and chocolate. Toasted barley. Raisin and fig late.
Full Bodied mouthfeel.
An overall nice porter.

**

 422 characters

Photo of DuaneL
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbom
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
3.04/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mike22ne
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.77/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of barneysdad
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breakingbland
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle on a sunset cruise on Chesapeake Bay.

Deep and rich coffee and chocolate taste. Very nice mouthfeel.

116 characters

Photo of Lucular
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Porter from Port City Brewing
4.04 out of 5 based on 477 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe