Porter | Port City Brewing

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Port City Brewing
Virginia, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AndrewNations on 02-12-2011

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Photo of JLaws
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on draft to compliment a bacon infused burger.

Poured a hearty dark brown with a lighter brown head (it was dark outside for what it's worth). Looked like a delicious "desert" beer.

The smell was mild, hints of chocolate and coffee were present but not strong.

The flavors present in the taste were much stronger than the small. Chocolate, coffee, malts, possible espresso all mixed together for an amazing beer. I wanted to savor every sip of this delicious beer (knowing it was the only one I'd have), but I could not drink it slow enough.

The feel was nice. Medium viscosity, low carbonation made for a velvety smooth feel which complimented the taste.

I'd put this in my top five beers. I'm a huge porter fan and this would replace my go-to if I could find where I live.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of nataku00
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a very dark brown, bordering on black, opaque with a finger of tan color creamy head. Head dissipates to a thin collar leaving some light lacing.

Nose is roasted malt and coffee, with some sweet baking chocolate and graham cracker as well. Not too aromatic, even as the beer warmed a bit.

Big dark roasted malt and coffee forward, lightly bitter from burnt flavor before mellowing to sweeter fruity coffee flavors and baking chocolate. A little bit of a graham cracker spice as it sits on the tongue. Medium finish with just mild roasty flavors lingering.

Lighter side of medium body with a nice soft carbonation contributing to a creamy mouth feel. A solid porter

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Photo of apasternak
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown, almost black. Small head and not much else.

Smell - Chocolatey. Very nice. Bit of licorice.

Taste - Chocolatey again, but less rich. Some caramel. A little cola. Slight toasty malt and a kick of coffee in the back.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - This is solid. Nothing over the top. Really high quality.

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Photo of Mises85
4.81/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer was pitch black/motor oil color. Nose reminds me of a good cup of espresso, some dark chocolate, and dark malts. The best thing was the hop character being pronounced. The malt didn't take everything over and leaving the hops as an afterthought. Not too sweet either which is good because I am sensitive to things being advertised as sweet as it would be probably too sweet for me.

some cocoa aftertaste. medium bodied. Good carbonation.

An excellent porter and will definitely have again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Porter from Port City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 510 ratings