Slumbrew Porter Square Porter | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

BA SCORE
88
very good
392 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:
392
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
76
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 392 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktuna83
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotoriousBAC
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickyB617
4.71/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

From a 4 pack of 16oz cans picked at Ward St brewery, drank from a tulip glass. Pretty much as described on the face of the can "a robust porter aged on roasted cacoa nibbs"

L: Black-deep dark brown color, pours a nice tan foamy 1/2" head that quickly dissipates to tint foam ring around the edge of the glass.
S:Porter like with hints of coffee, roasted cacoa, not overpowering
T: gently carbonation, not too hoppy at all slight bitterness at the tail end, definately some coffee-cocao flavors rolled in there.
F: good length, taste lingers after it's been swallowed and it's a good thing
O: I like this alot, one of my fav Slumbrews, but liked Everett from Hill View and TWSS from TreeHouse bettah, Ward St is 20 minute drive, TH is 75 miles, and the pilgrimage to Hill Farm is 4 hrs....

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of logan_mcc48
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crossfit_lunatic
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerSipper
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aller
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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Photo of Botulizard
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenH1974
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of I3eer
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Barbican
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cgraham
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattymystique
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatBloomer
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deetoo
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite porters. Love the taste. The only criticism I wish it had a touch more carbonation .

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Photo of Bolivar73
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tomharris73
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really like this beer, not 5's across the board like, but I belive it more than deserves a 90 score here on BA. It's like the Breakfast Stout's little sister. So I'm pumping up my score to move the needle. Full disclosure.

Also, it's possible having it on tap at the brewery makes it tase a li'l bit better than, say, out of a bottle from Kappy's or Blanchard's, as most people probably have.

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Photo of jtbone
4.66/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Slumbrew Porter Square Porter from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
3.95 out of 5 based on 392 ratings.
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