Revival | Port City Brewing

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60 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Kegatron on 05-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
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0
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
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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3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at the brewery

Black pour, with a small tan head; some dots of lacing on the glass. Aroma was pretty muted, roasty dark malts, toasted oats, mineral. Basic stout taste, dark malts, light coffee notes, a touch of earth and mineral, but otherwise nothing that really shouted "oyster stout." If it wasn't listed as an oyster stout, I probably wouldn't have guessed it was one. Body was medium, somewhat thin in the mouthfeel. Not great, but still decent and drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery tap room in Alexandria, VA.

A: single finger tan head with excellent lacing on a jet black body.

S: roasted malts, barley, oats and earthy hops. Light coffee notes.

T: a little thin with mostly roasted malts, earthy hops and the finish being interesting initially sweet vanilla moving to dry coffee bean roast late in the finish.

M: medium body and high carbonation for the style. Semi dry finish.

Overall: not bad for an oyster stout. Feels maybe a bit thin but very drinkable.

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3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Meridian Pint (Washington, D.C.) on 5/4/12. Served in a pint glass. This is an Oyster Stout made with oysters from the War Shore Oyster Company.

Pours black with a ½ finger of rich mocha colored head. This retains with roughly a ¼ finger of foam or so, leaving back a decent amount of spotty lacing. The aroma has a nice density to it, with notes of chocolate, some tangier toffee flavor, green citrus, smoky roast, and then some meaty mineral feeling character along the back. There is a nice evenness to this in the nose between all of those flavors.

The taste has a lot of burnt roasted character going on with it and a moderate green citric bite, with more balancing notes of chocolate and toffee on the edges and some light mineral flavor here that seems to get a bit covered up by all of the roast and hop flavors that are present, which really stick to the tongue with some strength. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with some sharpness up front and then more of a smoother feel that creeps out along the back of the throat. This is pretty lively though overall in the mouth, with a very light warmth to it that brings out a bit of the more aggressive aspects of this to the forefront.

This was a decent stab at an Oyster Stout. The nose on this pretty much got things right but the taste was a little too roasty and bitter, covering up much of oyster flavor that I liked about the aroma. Still though, this was solid and I could have probably gone for another glass of it.

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3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- no light gets through this black beer. A thin khaki colored head has slight retention

S- roast malt and a slight hint of alcohol

T- big roast malt flavor. I don't detect any brine imparted by the shells but I get the impression their presence dial back the robust roast notes to make this an easy to drink beer

M- the oyster shells provide a nice mouthfeel with this stout being extraordinarily smooth.

O- a tasty full flavor stout that doesn't blow out the taste buds

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Revival from Port City Brewing
3.87 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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