Porter | Taps Fish House & Brewery

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Taps Fish House & Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by IceAce on 03-11-2005

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by BeerRun13:
Photo of BeerRun13
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super duper dark brown just on the verge of blackness. Thick tan head with scattered lacing.
Earth, dark malt, chocolaty burnt toffee like aroma. Maybe a little grassy touch.
Burnt/roasty dark malt flavor. Lightly sweet and a touch of chocolate kicks in. Some earth hops in there but just slightly noticeable. Good balance and clean tasty finish.
Medium to full bodied. Moderate to high carbonation is just right. Clean finish, no strong residual flavors.
Easy drinking and very enjoyable. I'm suprised this growler spanned two nights.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pperez38
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of womencantsail
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Taps

A: The pour is a dark brown with some red highlights when looked at in the right night. The head is thin and tan in color.

S: The nose is mostly of roasted malts with a bit of dark chocolate. A decent enough caramel, malt sweetness to it as well. Maybe some toffee, too.

T: Lots of roasted malt flavor which is pretty much the controlling factor in the flavor of the beer. Decent caramel and toffee sweetness, chocolate, and a bitter roasted/burnt malt character. Sort of a high carbonation which gives off a definite CO2 acidity/flavor.

M: The body is medium with a pretty high carbonation for a porter.

D: Pretty decent beer. Easy to drink and a moderate ABV, like most of their beers, so you could probably knock back a couple glasses.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BeerRun13 for this growler. I must say that this was the first time I ever received a growler from across the country and I am pleasantly surprised how well it held up on the journey.

Pours an extremely dark brown...nearly opaque...with hints of a reddish mahogany on the edge of the glass. Solid two+ finger head of tan bubbles. Nice lacing is left behind.

The aroma has some dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some fresh grassy/herbal hops. Smells fresh.

The flavor is of the roasted malts...a bit darker than in the smell. There is a hint of hops and the sweeter chocolate, but mostly just a nice roasted malt flavor.

Solid mouthfeel, especially after the trip across the country. Slight drying in the aftertaste with a bitter nip at the end. Smooth and creamy. Very drinkable. I'm not sure of the abv, but there isn't any notice of it. Very nice. Thanks, Jason!

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Photo of Raziel313
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of PunkFloyd
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of OlieIPA
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with hints of brown when held in the light; little head

S: Roasted malts with some indications of hops and chocolate perhaps.

T: Chocolate, coffee, and malts. Felt a bit water-downed. This is about the third or fourth time I have had this beer and it seems to be a bit thin.

M: Medium body; low carbonation

D: Enjoyable

Overall: A good porter; one this brewery's better beers.

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Photo of Floydster
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled today at the Corona location, definitely the darkest beer they had available

A-Very dark brown with some light going through, 1/2 inch creamy tan head, stuck around for five minutes or so, some lacing at the beginning

S-Dark chocolate, weak espresso beans, burned toffee, earthy hoppiness, some spices, and roastiness

T-Lightly sweet intially, then some roasted malt and barley in the middle, dry and bitter finish, could really taste cocoa once it warmed, also roasted nuts, small level of hoppiness battled with the big dark malt profile, dryness never settled down

M-Medium body, too much carbonation in my opinion, dry mouthfeel, taste stuck around for a while

D-Smooth for the most part, low ABV, coffee taste might get to me after a little bit, other than that not too heavy

Listed at 5.4% ABV, would probably drink again when I go back, recommended for fans of London-style dry porters

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Photo of IceAce
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Porter walks a tightrope between chocolate and roasted malts, but always ends with a nice dry finish. Prickly carbonation is the greeting while this brew moves the focus from chocolate to malt as it begins to warm.

The mahogany body lets precious light through, all the while supporting a nose dominated by roasty malt goodness. Seldom does a beer beckon for a nice cigar such as this one...

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Photo of t0rin0
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance was a bit different than most porters that I've tried. This one allowed a good amount of light through (relative to other porters). There was some red and some brown showing. The head was thick and sticky and was slightly brown in color and stuck to the sides of the glass nicely. The beer smelled like roasted malt and coffee. The taste was crisp and a bit bitter. It was sorta light. It was somewhat refreshing. It went down real smooth and even though I hate coffee I wouldn't mind trying this one again some time.

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