Burley Oak Brewing Co.

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Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Maryland, United States
American Porter
Ranked #95
Ranked #11,666
4 | pDev: 8%
Aug 27, 2022
Nov 02, 2013
Very Good
Notes: A robust porter, pitch black in color with notes of baking chocolate, fresh coffee, and a distinct umami character that sets it apart from your everyday porter.

Named after the term for crude oil, Bunker-C shares its richness and desirability, but is much more affordable than its namesake.
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Rated: 4 by edthehead from Maryland

Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Because of the government economic small business bloodletting I was able to order some mail order from Maryland. This was probably the best beer I got out of the case.

Pours dark brown/black with brown head, 3/4". Its dang close to looking like the perfect porter. The aroma is pure unadulterated no adjunct roasted malt to the gills porter. Very nice, very evil. This beer is not cursed.

Tastes quite nice, and I'll be damned if the commercial tug job wasn't on point about the umami mouth feel aspect to this. All that roasted chocolate malt, adequate hopping, it all pans out nicely instead of being like some intellectual concussion crying about umami because its a new sensation. There is virtually no sweetness to the beer, but it isn't acrid, bitter, dry or ashy.

Literally one of my favorite porters out there immediately after drinking like 3 oz of it. Highly recommended. I know people don't really go for non adjunct porters or stouts, but you really should check this one out.
Nov 04, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jul 20, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
pours dark with good head smells of malt and chocolate - great malt taste
Jul 12, 2020
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can poured into a Nonic style pint glass.

Pouring clear and dark brown it looks almost black in the glass and shows ruby highlights where light comes through around the edges. The dense, rocky head is one inch thick, mocha brown in color and after a few minutes settles to a frothy ring. Strong malt aromas of roast, semi-sweet chocolate, chocolate brownie and coffee along with more subdued spicy hops make up the persistent nose. Tasting rich and creamy, and in line with the nose, coffee, baking spices, lighter roast and chocolate before finishing bitter with some char. Mouthfeel is soft and medium-full, a little viscous with low-medium carbonation.

Very good. I'm glad I grabbed a four pack when I had the chance.
Jun 08, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Mar 24, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by Rockhead from Virginia

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by eluvah from New York

Aug 06, 2018
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Beige hear which leaves a near blanket of lace with definitive levels for rings. Dark brown where no light passes through the edge of the glass.

Darker chocolate aroma. Very little sweetness but there's no burnt or coffee smells. I get just a touch of almond, like amaretto.

The taste is slightly sweeter making the chocolate taste more semisweet. A bit of milkiness. The body leans rich but the carbonation compensates. The aftertaste has a chalky element to the tongue.
Dec 17, 2017
Rated: 4 by Lucular from Maryland

Dec 14, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by JOldewurtel from Maryland

Aug 18, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Mar 25, 2017
Rated: 4 by bluehende from Delaware

Mar 18, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by Budlum from Maryland

Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 4.62 by RedTarmac from Maryland

Oct 25, 2016
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark opaque color with slight head and lacing
Aroma has generous roasted malts and bitter coffee hints
Taste is very robust and well balanced smoke, roasted coffee, chocolate bitterness
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A great Porter
Aug 20, 2016
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From a growler to a plastic cup.

What a pleasant surprise. Very dark, little head, and thick. Smelled of vanilla and heavy chocolate. The taste was strong chocolate, cocao and a nice blend of the vanilla. Sweet! Thick and creamy smooth.. this reminded me of Shake, which was a definite plus. A very well brewed beer, which I will be happy to revisit.
Aug 08, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by Capsfan90 from Maryland

Jul 07, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Jul 06, 2016
Rated: 3.57 by Mersh from Connecticut

Jun 14, 2016
Rated: 4 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

May 05, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by qchic from Maryland

Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by tylerbrowe from Maryland

Nov 10, 2015
Rated: 3.86 by Pwb76

Aug 26, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by micropale from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by kniles38 from New York

Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by Evan from Maryland

Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by Bdel34 from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by sisterofba from Maryland

Jun 20, 2015
Rated: 3.23 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 4.43 by JonathannRobert from Delaware

Mar 30, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by BradStokley from Maryland

Mar 29, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by ucsbmullet from Colorado

Mar 29, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by sampsonw

Mar 17, 2015
Rated: 4.67 by gorbyak24

Mar 04, 2015
Rated: 4 by JMFP from Delaware

Jan 26, 2015
Bunker-C from Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 65 ratings