Slumbrew Porter Square Porter | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rich black porter with a unique blend of chocolate, coffee, roasted and nutty flavors. Brewed with cocoa powder and conditioned with cacao nibs from Taza Chocolate. Bold flavors from the cacao nibs and black malts are balanced with a special blend of pale malts, oats and wheat to produce a lush and lingering mouthfeel.

Added by beerdepartment on 11-23-2011

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1/5  rDev -74.7%

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1.78/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

This beer was an awful mess. I was really looking forward to this based on the reviews, but it was terrible. The nose started out ok with a good smattering of English hops, but it really didn't go anywhere from there. No roast and no chocolate. Meh, maybe it tastes better....NOPE. lots more English hops with a thin chalky body leaves a tea like medicinal taste in your mouth.

This turned out to be one of only a few beers I've had to drain pour. I tried to drink it but it just got nastier and nastier. My buddy dumped his glass too. Maybe it was a bad bottle, I can't believe so many reviews could be so far off.

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2/5  rDev -49.4%

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2/5  rDev -49.4%

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2.62/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly more bitter than I expected. Overall a decent porter.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.02/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another beer I found on my Cape Cod vacation and perhaps my least favorite from the haul. The reason for that is that it came off as pretty thin in a lot of the reviewing points.

The nicest thing about this beer is its appearance in the glass. A rich, luscious, tan head rises to almost a full inch and, if you swirl it around a little, it will leave a coating on the sides of the glass. Unfortunately this does not translate into lacing.

Vinous booze dominate the nose with some vanilla and chocolate coming out as the beer warms up. But you have to work to get at the aroma as it's not very strong. You also need to work to drag out the flavors, as they're a bit thin. The vinousness continues on the tongue during the aftertaste, dragging some cocoa along with it. But the dominating element on the tongue is a burnt malt flavor.

The most disappointing thing I found with this beer was the thinness of the body. It bordered on watery and somehow still managed to throw some unwanted ash at you. If I were to guess, I'd say that last was residual from the cocoa.

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3.14/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From 16oz can, extreme inappropriate carbonation ruined all 4 beers in the 4pk, must be bad batch? - regardless of glassware or pour technique there was 1/4 glass of beer 3/4 glass of head. Took a half hour for it to go down, naturally the taste was altered, very dissatisfied.

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3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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Slumbrew Porter Square Porter from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 401 ratings
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