Slumbrew Porter Square Porter | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

BA SCORE
88
very good
394 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
394
Reviews:
93
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
76
For Trade:
1
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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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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
brown to near black, the head settles very quickly into an o-ring, lacing is decent but nothing to inspire the masses, hard to
tell if any carbonation is trying to climb through the molass-morass, decent enough looking brew

nose...
heavy roasted coffee notes (lovely), dry grain mixed with chocolate notes, dry cocoa butter and some hints of coconut rum, in fact
this somewhat reminds me of dark rum from the carribean... really delicious nose here

taste etc...
the flavor follows the nose, which of course is a damn good thing...
you get that fresh roast coffee flavor (like when you get a cup of black coffee and can sort of taste the water as well), there is a
distant bitterness that plays off the malt really well, there is a definite sweetness going on but it is in total balance, this has a really
long finish, your mouth is left with delightful roasty flavors for minutes after a sip - awesome.

verdict?
flavor baby, great long lasting flavor here, delicious. the beer loses points in certain categories but for me the flavor really hits the mark

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Slumbrew Porter Square Porter from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
3.95 out of 5 based on 394 ratings.
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