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 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear and close to being black in appearance—dark red colors are visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to the light. It has a moderate amount of visible carbonation and poured with a quarter finger high tan head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cocoa and dark chocolate are present in the nose along with some hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the roasted flavors are a bit stronger and there are also some hints of cocoa nibs. The hops contribute a slight amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Slight bits of dryness are noticeable due to the roasted and bitter flavors.
O: I found this beer to fit the style and have a nice amount of complexity for a lighter-bodied beer that is quite easy to drink. The chocolate and roasted flavors were prominent, but not overdone.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Jet black; creamy tan head w/ sticky lacing

SMELL: Cocoa powder, roasted coffee and dark malts; nutty

TASTE: Creamy, silky, sweet and tangy molasses, intense roastiness, astringent, coffee, chocolate, toffee, nutty, earth

Brewed with cocoa powder and freshly roasted cacao nibs from Taza Chocolate. Unfortunately, some of the nuances get lost amongst similar flavors provided by the Porter’s base ingredients, while roasted flavors from both meld and dominate the brew, especially as the beer warms. That said, a good brew.

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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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