Port Jeff Porter | Port Jeff Brewing Company

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Port Jeff PorterPort Jeff Porter

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Port Jeff Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 10-19-2011

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Photo of Billolick
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Port Jeff Porter - Growler from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY

Pours dark, dark brown, minimal head, leaves a minor collar, no film and a few strands of lacing and a few fields of tiny bubble sheeting.

The sniff reveals just some faint dark malts.

Tasty enough porter, with ample chocolate and dark malt notes. Also some vanilla makes itself known. Carbonation on the low side, which seems fine for the style. Moderate roastyness. Decent, easy drinking porter. Nothing super special, but a respectable, everyday kinda brew.

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Photo of Lgrec8
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of socon67
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #23 from the brewery during their grand opening.

A - Pours black with a mocha colored foam. No lacing. No visible carbonation; just an inky black glass of yummy.

S - Scents of roasted malt with a sweetness of the honey used in the brewing. Has a slight coffee scent; bitter.

T - Initial taste is sweet; Almost sugary. The next thing I noticed is a rich malty flavor that was roasted, but also a chocolatey sweet flavor. Ends with a bitterness that has a slight coffee bean taste.

M - Smooth, buit hits a bit heavier than it should. For some its a benefit, but I founbd it a little unbalanced.

O - If Port Jeff makes this with any regularity I'll buy it. I wasn't a fan of the Low Tide, but this is a well made beer that might even do better with more age on it.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber

American Porter is not my favorite style - there's some really nice ones but not a lot of differentiation amongst the rest IMO. The Port Jeff offering looks nice - ebony body, creamy chocolate lace with some nice retention. Aromas of dry cocoa, roast and char. The flavor profile is standard - heavy on the roast, nice lingering flavors of char and cocoa. A touch of cola, green leaf hops, burnt espresso. A fine Porter - not upper echelon but worked well for me on a rainy night.

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Photo of Ralphs66
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Gmann
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep dark brown color with a minimal beige head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma has a nice earthy wood aroma with some light coffee and brown sugar. Some toasted pumpernickle with honey. Earthy yet bright, simple yet good.

The taste is of a bready toasted pumpernickle. Some light dry tea like flavors that appear in most porters. Nice woody flavor with a shot of weak coffee. It states that it is brewed with honey but doesn't really display that in the taste.

The feel is light to moderate with semi-prickly carbonation. Its sweet yet earthy and dry, so good balance. Perhaps a touch too thin and too dry.

A really solid porter here. It is not a stout in disguise but an honest earthy porter that is drinkable yet has some substance.

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Photo of hkyplyr73
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of element223
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap and in a 22 oz. bottle. Drinking in a glass poured from the bottle right now, and that is what I will be reviewing. I may have enjoyed it more on tap, though.

Reminiscent of cola, yet... black. No light shines through. Yippee!

I can't decide what I want to say for smell. It has something to it, maybe vanilla? But it mostly smells like... beer. It's neither pleasant nor off putting.

The taste is thankfully an improvement. The vanilla goes away a bit, here. Malts come to mind, a nice dark and full-bodied malt taste, with hints (and I mean hints) of sweetness of vanilla, and perhaps chocolate too.

Mouthfeel is good. Kind of... sticks around, lets you know you've just had something to drink.

I am enjoying the stuff right now.

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Photo of RandyKemka
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Amalak
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Idle Hands, New York, NY

A: The beer is very dark amber in color. It poured with a half finger high tan head that died down and left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark, roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the flavors are stronger and have notes of chocolate malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has some nice roasted malt flavors but is still very easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a deep brown hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured roasted malts, charcoal and a touch of caramel.

The taste consisted of smoky roasted malts, dry coffee and a touch of sweetness to round it out.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a dry finish.

Overall a tasty well made porter.

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Photo of drews240
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of beer4PSCHORR
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I truly loved this porter. Tastes of dark chocolate with some hints of raisin and dried figs. Balanced toward sweet but not lacking in bitterness For all its richness it drank rather quickly and got so much better as it warmed up. I will buy this again

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Photo of Grichard
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Port Jeff Porter from Port Jeff Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 91 ratings