Revival | Port City Brewing

BA SCORE
3.92/5
60 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Kegatron on 05-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,703
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
60
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of ThaneMcC
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A thoroughly enjoyable oyster stout - a style which I had previously written off, and for which this beer has reinvigorated my curiosity.

On tap a local brewery, poured into tulip glass. Lovely deep black with about fb of light tan head. Smell somewhat muted, but hinted at cocoa, roasted malts, a hint of sea air/foam. Tastes is sweet roasted malts forward, some molasses sweetness, hint of semi sweet chocolate and smooth salty, briny counterpoint. Not as salty as a gose, but just enough to complement the sweetness. No shellfish notes (which I found unpalatable in more aggressive oyster stouts. Body is medium, minimal carbonation, silky smooth and well balanced.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised - this is a lovely, well balanced stout with just the right amount of salty notes. Another solid beer from Port City.

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Photo of osickeym
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of srw
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HattedClassic
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer pours some nice off-white head. Beer itself is a black opaque color. Texture is interesting. A bit thin but not watery.

Smell and taste are similar. A nice salty brine note runs under the usual stout notes of roast malts and bitter hops. The different notes mix well. Lingering brine finish. Light chocolate notes but pretty much invisible.

The feel is good. It's a medium body beer with some nice biting carbonation that makes it even lighter.

Overall a pretty good oyster stout. Go for it.

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Photo of beerimthere
3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Oysters, not in my beer. I was wrong, has a slight sea salt back flavor. As a stout it is good, with the oysters it is better. I would drink this beer again.

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Photo of julielynndubee
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adamjwilk
4.84/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best oyster stout ever. Well done PCBC!

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Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of DrunkyBuddha
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Ngntjp
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DPCJR
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of freshtojeff
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of cbalbrecht
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of kkazemi
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of DavidHume
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Psberrier
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of IPA1978
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of cbuckl14
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This stout was a real surprise. On tap at Black's Bar in Bethesda, Maryland. Very rich and chocolaty taste, with slight touch of milk sweetness. Subtle roasty flavor with sea-salt-infused flavors that just seem to hit me right. Not at all as salty as a gose, but still pretty cool. I guess it's more of an oyster stout, but not like the ones I've had before. Pretty full bodied. I would love to try this again and see if it does the same thing for me. Well done.

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Photo of gabrielsyme
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pitch black, dark and opaque.

Aroma: dark chocolate, cocoa.

Taste: coffee, burnt toast, roasted sweetness.

Mouthfeel: tastes much heavier than 5.5%, but is still drinkable.

Overall: very good! Couldn't differentiate this from a "regular" stout but very enjoyable.

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Revival from Port City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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