Sound Brewery

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Sound Brewery
Washington, United States
American Porter
3.8 | pDev: 7.11%
Jan 03, 2018
Jul 15, 2011
Very Good
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Ratings by barleywinefiend:
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Reviewed by barleywinefiend from Washington

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A: Poured a dark brown color with good carbonationa nd a dirty white head

S: Hints of roasted malts, cocoa

T: Milk chocolate, roasted malt, pretty straightforward

M: Sordove thin, light to medium body, hints of roasted malt, very light booze

O: Pretty good Porter
Jul 15, 2011
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by pkalix from California

Nov 21, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Aug 15, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

May 17, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by rarigney from Washington

Feb 19, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by goopy from California

Dec 07, 2015
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Reviewed by Zaximus from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap last night at Marrow in Tacoma.

Pours a Eco chocolate brown with very thin head and minimal lacing.

S- Nice. Roasted malt. Little chocolate.

T- Served a bit cold but gets better and better as it warms. Delicious toasty malt. Little sweet chocolate. Very nice.

F- Perfect. Little bit creamy and low carb but thoroughly drinkable. No noticeable alcohol. Very easy drinker. I was finished with the pour way before my entree was saved.

O- Very, very nice. I haven't had a bad beer from sound and have thoroughly enjoyed their darker brews. I'll pick this one up in a bottle when I see it. Hard to find a real nice Porter and this definitely does the trick.
Sep 13, 2015
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Reviewed by Moose90 from Washington

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served On-Tap

A — Pours a slightly translucent dark brown hue into the glass, not black, just a nice mahogany brown hue. Mocha colored head is light and leaves some consistent lacing behind.

S — Smells quite complex, lots of roasted malts of course, but there is also a great coffee and chocolate character here, quite bitter but not overdone. Little bit of leather as well.

T — Tastes much like the nose, a great bit of coffee, chocolate, leather, and a bit of spice, really nice balance and really well composed.

M — Medium bodied, long and lingering finish.

O — One of the best Brown Porters I've ever had, really well done here again by Sound.
Aug 11, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Apr 16, 2015
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Reviewed by jpowelltheowl

3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A ton of leather and tobacco, little to no coffee/cocoa. It makes for an interesting but limited beer. The first drink is curious, the second drink it seems like this flavor should work... I really enjoy Sound's other beers but this fell oddly flat.
Mar 21, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by Exeter from Canada (AB)

Jan 24, 2015
Rated: 3.91 by JMS1512 from New Jersey

Jan 12, 2015
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: rich dark brown with some slight ruby highlights when held up to the light. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam. I rather like it.

Smell: lightly roasty with a hint of chocolate, a mild sweetness and a dash of vegetal hops. This beer bills itself as a London style brown porter, and I buy it.

Taste: like the aroma, there is a light roastiness and a just a tiny touch of chocolate. The vegetal hop character is somewhat strong, though, and bitterness is a little high for the style. Still, it's a tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good smoothness. A decent carbonation yields a pretty good creaminess as well. It works for me.

Overall: this is a pretty tasty and drinkable porter. The vegetal quality of the hops is a bit much for me, but otherwise a good porter.
Dec 09, 2014
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark chestnut-colored brew with a splashy foam in the chalice. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. Light body, but kind of creamy in a non-English sort of way. Not that I'm complaining. Aroma is grainy with some walnut notes.

Just a touch of sweetness, but definitely not a dry dark. Lots of roasted flavors, a grainy undertone, and a nutty taste with some charred notes to finish. Brewery calls this a "London Style Brown Porter."

Thoroughly enjoyable. A nice quaff and a better than average brew. An interesting variation that seems to wander from sweetish Porter to blackened Stout flavors while sustaining a smooth, dark drinkability. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.
Dec 04, 2014
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle. 'Obadiah Poundage' sounds about as made up a name as you can get.

This beer pours a sort of murky, very, very dark brown colour, with one weak finger of bubbly, and somewhat foamy beige head, which leaves some decent bleeding paint swath lace around the glass as things quickly subside.

It smells of roasted caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate, an oily nuttiness, a bit of wet ash, faint dark fruit notes, and a wisp of earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more of the same - a heady toasty, and mildly biscuity caramel malt sweetness, sour cream-laced medium dark cocoa powder, a hint of cold coffee, wet bar-top nuts, and earthy, sort of dirty-seeming leafy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are pretty low-key, hardly making any sort of ingress in palate probing, the body a sturdy medium weight, and fairly smooth, with a nicely understated burgeoning creaminess. It finishes just on the sweet side, the middling sour and hopping essences barely holding on in the face of the lingering nutty, chocolaty, and roasty malt.

An interesting, and purportedly believable take on the brews made a few centuries ago in London - so one wonders aloud why this was added here as the American version of the style, Yankee hegemony aside? Right, given that, there isn't any reason. ANY-way, given the recent demise of Boardwalk Empire, this kind of reminds me of what they might have been drinking, if they weren't so into the rum and whisky.
Nov 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by nineworldseries from Ohio

Apr 27, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by TommyLiam from Arizona

Aug 25, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by grittybrews from Washington

Aug 05, 2013
Rated: 4 by coldriver from Texas

Jan 06, 2013
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Reviewed by harrymel from Washington

3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On tap at post street ale house

Nice dark brown with a sheet of light cocoa powder foam. Smells of sweet malts and some nutty character. Some toast and Graham on the nose. Flavor is sweet cocoa, leather, some rye bread a bit of coffee and some pleasant soil hints.medium on full bodied with a good soft carb and some dryness on a mostly watering finish. I really fund the mouth feel here outstanding.
Nice beer.
Nov 29, 2012
Rated: 4 by gkangas from Washington

Nov 19, 2011
Poundage from Sound Brewery
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