Porter | Port City Brewing

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
486 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:
486
Reviews:
141
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
104
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 486 |  Reviews: 141
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.

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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

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

Photo of MJSFS
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMorris
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.49/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyWi34
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Carolvs
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very strong toasted coffee taste.

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Photo of Guppy314
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours brown almost black and opaque. Head is tan, thin, but long lasting. Aroma is malty. Fulsome malty flavorfulness with hints of burnt coffee and non-sweet toffee. Would pair well with beef in a heavy meal. Although this porter is solid, the depth/complexity of either the Founders Porter or the Edmund Fitzgerald Porter are superior.

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

Appearance: very dark brown body with thick frothy light brown head after aggressive pour, long lasting, good lacing

Smell: roasted grains; caramel; coffee grounds

Taste: sweeet malts with bitter roasted grains in the back; not overly bitter, but pretty well balanced; some hoppiness, but just enough to detect; excellent...one of the best porters I've had in a long time.

Mouthfeel: thin on this one, but I think because I poured too aggressively. The others were a bit creamier.

Remarks: Had this first on tap at Port City Brewing. Thought it was good enough to buy a six pack.

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Photo of BillT916
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brauseboof
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Interesting Porter out of Alexandria VA. Black with a nice thick tan head. Just a slight hint of dried/fermented fruit in the nose. The taste is well balanced between chocolate malt, mild hops, and just the slightest hint of that fermented fruit again, but not too much to handle. Drinkable like a Porter should be. Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of Shockey
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mac31
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweet cooked caramel with roasty and chocolate body. The coffee interplays and compliments the chocolate body. Hops are earthy and mildly bitter. The bitterness flares up, but then falls off rather quickly fading in to the finish. There is vanilla in the finish. Lingering coffee in the finish as well. Thin, light bodied. Upon further assessment, the body has a touch of creaminess to it, which is a pleasant component of this beer. The flavors are all balanced. This beer is a straight forward, but supremely drinkable. Alcohol is well covered, but does the job. I bought two bottles. My only regret is that I didn't buy more!

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into pint glass.

L: Midnight dark. Big light tan foamy head with good retention, lacing, ring.

S: Roasted dark malts and grains, slight molasses or brown sugar

T: Follows nose, mostly the grains. A little bit of clove-like spice creeps in.

F: Well-balanced, not very complex, but that's OK. Medium-bodied, stronger carbonation than you might expect for decent drying on finish.

O: Very solid effort.

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Porter from Port City Brewing
4.04 out of 5 based on 486 ratings.
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