Oil Piers Porter | Surf Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surf Brewery
California, United States
surfbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by charlzm on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
21
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
12.31%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 6
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of charlzm
3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed November 5th, 2011 at the brewery. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: black as coal with a creamy one-finger tan head that lasts forever and provides sheets of clingy lace - thanks, nitro!

Aroma is bitter, roasted grains and smoky charcoal.

Flavor is mildly chocolate with an overlay of smoke. Mildly bitter on finish. Not much going on, really.

Mouthfeel is strangely nondescript; where are you now, nitro?

Drinkablity? Easy enough to put one away but the flavor isn't especially enticing.

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Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of womencantsail
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a very dark brown color with a small off-white head. Nose is mostly roasted and coffee grounds with a hint of cocoa. Maybe a little bit of toasted bread on the nose. The flavor is a little bit watery to me. A touch on the bitter side, lots of roasted malts, and some coffee and dark chocolate. Pretty run of the mill porter.

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Photo of mactrail
3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle from The Boulevard in San Diego for six bucks. Dark brown color in the Affligem chalice with an admirable head. A pleasant foaminess on the tongue and lots of suds in the glass.

A mellow mouthful of dark roasted barley. Some warm malty richness with a deep, scratchy aftertaste. Grainy with a little bitterness.

The sudsy mouthfeel is very pleasant though this stuff is not otherwise of much distinction. It's a pleasant dark, watery quaff.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On nitro tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a dense khaki head that lasts. A foamy curtain of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt and some burnt coffee aromas. Taste is the same but seems a bit watery. This beer as a creamy mouthfeel but is thin. Overall, this is a pretty average porter and I am not too sure that having it on nitro is doing much to help this one.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Onenote81
2.86/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The second of the lineup I tried when I stopped by.

This is one of the best-looking beers I have had poured. A deep opaque black, with a massive 2-finger creamy tan head that stuck around for the entire length of consumption. Perfect sip rings cling to the glass. Really a nice-looking beer. The nose was full of chocolate and roasted coffee. Really strong.

Where I appreciated what the nitro did to the appearance of this beer, I really didn't care for the feel of this. This felt really thin and lacking in depth. It really didn't hold up the style that well. The flavors were also a little on the weak side. Thin flavors of weak coffee and mild roasted malts. I expected more from this with the strong aroma, but is was a little muddled. This is probably one I wouldn't revisit again.

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3.31/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pint glass-full on a Sunday morning to help get the creative juices flowing.

Nearly pitch black body with only traces of color towards the edges of the glass.
Head resembles that of a cola beverage, big translucent bubbles that quickly disappear.
Can't seem to smell a thing!
Taste of dark berries, espresso, mineral, smoke. Bitter, as though someone took a shot of espresso and poured it into a black lager.
Mouth feel seems very light for a porter, but very pleasant for the average brew. Light as a feather.
For a porter, pretty lame. For a tasty beverage, very pleasant with a respectful buzz.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.31/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wolberjs
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dknight75
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Oil Piers Porter from Surf Brewery
3.33 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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