Burley Oak Brewing Co.

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Porter - American
Ranked #117
Ranked #11,709
4.01 | pDev: 8.23%
Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Maryland, United States
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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BJB13 from Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
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
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
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
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deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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
Bunker-C from Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 63 ratings