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Porter | Port City Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AndrewNations on 02-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,614
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
496
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
105
Trade:
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Photo of hoppyhoppy
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Act25
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Instant like. Try 24.

a): Pours like a stout, sporting black- brown body, with dense energetic head that lasts and laces.
s) Smoke & peat predominant, over coffee, fruit.
t) Smoke, roast, toast - at first: followed by complex see saw of coffee, bitter chocolate, malt, and grassy/fruity/bitter hop. A flavor bomb with no false notes; makes you want to taste vs other great porters (Carton, Founders, etc).
f) Mid- to full body with ample carbonation and dry tickling bitter finish.
o) Sum is greater than the parts. Must try.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours pitch black with a fluffy light brown head. Smells of dark roasted grain, little chocolate. Tastes of chocolate and dark grain, nice balance. Beer is light bodied and very easy to drink, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.99/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kkmiller76
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdb150
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; bottled 5/16/17.
A: Pours black with evidence of yeast floating in the mix; full inch, dark tan to mocha brown head with low retention, but some lacing.
S: Aromas of chocolate and coffee predominate, with spicy and woodsy notes. Bitterness fully in balance with flavors.
T: Sweet up front with flavors of coffee greater than dark chocolate. Maybe a little raisiny.
M: Full bodied with nice effervescence.
O: A very nicely constructed and basically much of what I look for in a porter. Kudos!

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lastmango
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured black with a frothy tan 3 finger head. Aroma was avery faint chocolate. Roasted malt, dark chocolate flavor with a bit of red wine aftertaste. Medium -heavy body and light carbonation. Very nice but not real complex.

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Photo of Cindicameron
3.13/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Was much better on tap than from bottle

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sleepy_Conscience
4.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I'm not a porter guy. I got this at a Friday night wine, beer and music thing by my apartment. It was 95 degrees outside, not exactly porter weather. Still drank three. It was that good.

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Photo of ntanner83
3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HattedClassic
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours a a creamy off-white slightly tan head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a dark brown and Ruby that looks very nice. Smell and taste are good. Balanced notes with a present roasted malt combined with a caramel malt. Light chocolate but not invisible. Moderate bitter hop note adds some nice variety to the dominant hop presence.

Body is on the border of heavy and medium; balanced even if malt dominant. Fizzy carbonation. Good feel. Good body.
A fantastic porter. Complex, yet simple. Good notes. Go for it.

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Porter from Port City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 496 ratings
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