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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Photo of cbutova
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured into a chalice from the 12oz bottle with a black body. Doesn't appear as thick as big stouts but black with a light tan head. The cap rises and falls fairly quickly after reaching about a finger tall. Frothy ring leaves spotty lace at the top and some big rings and pillows down toward the bottom.

S- Malt heavy with a good dose of chocolate malts, cocoa powder and toasted nutty grains up front. Slight caramel, coffee, dark spiced raisins and some bready yeast character.

T- Opens up with bitter dark cocoa powder from the chocolate added and roasted malts followed by a nice toasted nutty grain note and is generally malty overall. Spiced raisins and yeast bread come to mind from the yeast. Malt flavors seem to oscillate between toast and roast adding a nice dynamic. Slight bit of citrus and earthy hops open up with some time.

MF- Moderately thick body with a medium-high carbonation. Somewhat oily on the palate with a silkiness throughout. Finishes with a bitter cocoa powder feel.

Cocoa is the prevailing flavor here but this has a well-rounded malt profile that I enjoy in certain Porters. I would certainly buy this one again. The chocolate just seems to build with each sip and gets better and better.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle poured into a glass

Black brown liquid. No light enters, no light escapes. Huge, billowy, bubbly fistful of foam. Settles into a dense, taupe lid. Nice lacings.

Aroma of chocolate, licorice and coffee. Sweet roasted malts. The chocolate aroma is dominant.

Smooth. Sweet roasted malts with chocolate. Carbonation on the back of the tongue. Medium to heavy mouthfeel. Slight bitterness on the aftertaste.

Very good and worthy of repeating. Smooth rich chocolate malts. Great winter beer for watching football on TV.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.

A- Pours a deep brown body with a light brown, fluffy 2 inch head that reduces slowly and leaves frothy foam.

S- Coffee, toffee, milk chocolate, roasted malt

T- Cocoa powder, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, bready malt. Roasty on the finish.

M- Medium body, low carbonation.

Very nice. will purchase more.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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