Monster Mash Porter | The New Old Lompoc

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40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The New Old Lompoc
Oregon, United States
newoldlompoc.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RedDiamond on 11-17-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skrumpy
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with a tan, bubbly head. This receded gradually and left streak lacing. The aroma is faint toasted malt and vanilla. The flavor is similar, with hints of coffee and a bit of alcohol vapor. Very smooth for its ABV. Tasty hops and chocolate aftertaste. A decent beer overall

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Photo of Spikester
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with some ruby highlights when help up to a light. Three fingers of tan head that lasts about ten minutes and leaves some rings and splotches of lace.
Smell is cocoa nibs with a hint of molasses.
Taste is coffee cocoa nibs rich malts with a balancing bitterness in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is medium with ample carbonation. Finish is slightly wet with a bittersweet ending.
Overall a tasty brew that hides the 8%abv pretty well.

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Photo of Curlydz
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with hints of ruby, rich roasted malt aromas and flavors also hints of semi sweet coca. A beefed of porter with little hint of alcohol and a nice deep roasted bitterness on the finish

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Photo of dshansen1184
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DrMindbender
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of EZEKIEL_F
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Bosazga
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of deschutes_fan
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

- Pours a dark brown, low carb, slightly watery.

- Rather simple roasted malt aroma.

- Taste is very smooth roasted porter with coffee, more sweet than bitter. However, there is nothing imperial about this porter with a thin watery body and little complexity.

- Overall this beer is rather boring. Nice smooth flavor up front, but nothing else... No depth, no body, no richness in the flavor. I would not guess this is 8% ABV, taste more like a 5.5% porter to me.

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Photo of anteater
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of MadeInOregon
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of KajII
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

The pour was a very dark muddy brown with a small (less than 1 finger) light brown bubbly head that receded steadily, eventually becoming nothing more than a small collar which did produce some excellent streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted dark grain malt and an earthy leathery yeast with notes if molasses, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a whiff of smoke.

The taste was reminiscent of the aroma, beginning with a bold malty roasted flavor and just a touch of molasses, and then became mildly bitter with a strong mocha-coffee taste and a mild smokiness towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow with a roasty coffee presence left to linger, along with a mild alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel was a hair past medium in body with a thin oily texture and a prickly carbonation.

Overall this was a bold and tasty roasted brew, with all of the components of a really good Porter, which did a great job of almost totally concealing the high ABV. Thus creating a good smooth drinkability...

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Photo of ccrida
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

IIRC, they have a regular version, and this one, which was aged in bourbon barrels. Per the label, brewed on 9/15/10, bottle on 9/14/12. Appearance is black with a small tan head leaving scattered lace. Different label then picture as well, kind of Scooby Doo haunted house look with cartoon skull over spiral motif.

Smell is sweet caramel bourbon and some off-putting saw-dust like acridness.

Taste is quite nice, reasonably malty, bourbon notes without being hot. Caramel and bakers chocolate. Pleasantly less acrid then the nose. A great candidate for adding a shot of bourbon...

Mouthfeel is on the viscous side, a dusty dryness, with a medium+ body.

Drinkability is solid, a delicious bourbon barrel porter. The lack of congruence with my notes to the others reaffirms my recollection of Main Brew telling me this was a rarer, bourbon barrel version.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of wdarcy77
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of switzer
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Vancoubeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Murrhey
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Thin sort of look, dark chocolate color. Low clarity. Khaki-colored ring around the edge but otherwise no head to speak of.

S- Roasty malts, chocolate, toffee, warm alcoholic notes as well.

T- Hides the alcohol content very well. Chocolate and smooth roast malts. Very drinkable for the high ABV.

M- Thin, boozy feel. Finishes dry with a malty linger.

O- Highly drinkable, not highly complex. Interesting brew, I'll bet it is great on-tap.

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Monster Mash Porter from The New Old Lompoc
3.86 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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