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Porter | Port City Brewing

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496 Ratings
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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:
#3,616
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
496
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
105
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 496 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of GreenMind
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Carolvs
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
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 +2.2%
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%
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 +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brauseboof
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.74/5  rDev -7%
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 -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mac31
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +3.5%
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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Photo of Rogerlb
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours quite dark with a thin head. There is evidence of carbonation bubbles running up the side, even in the dark pitch of the drink.

Aroma is of roast coffee and hops. Even a bitter citrus coming through. No chocolate, and this is not very roasty-smelling.

Taste is of a heavy-ish lager, yet feel is thin, almost like a Coke. I get a sharp clean fruit, and toast and coffee in small degrees. Malt but it's not burnt or overly creamy. Subtle. Not really any chocolate to speak of either. Drinks like a lager, clean, with some smoke and a hair of sour pumpernickel. It all feels lighter than it looks, and there's a sweet bitter in the aftertaste that's more oily than bread. Hoppy without being overboard on that.

The very subtle tastes were underwhelming and nothing quite resolved for me, although all was generally pleasant. The booze (7.2) is hidden but sneaks up on you. The warmer it is, the alcohol sweetness seems more pronounced. Easy to sip for sure.

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Photo of brocktune
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of osickeym
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kgammell1
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours dark brown almost black with a small tan head. Smells of smoke and molasses. Taste follows nose with a hint of cloves and heat. Feel is creamy with a bite from dissolved carbon. Would definitely get again.

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raindog814
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HD88
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yaksurf
3.32/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VDJ104
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ThreeJs
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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