PM Porter | BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.

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84 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
United States
bjsrestaurants.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This award-winning dark ale is surprisingly smooth and drinkable. Caramel, molasses and chocolate flavors fill the palate. Its sweet start is perfectly balanced by a roasted dry finish. Nitrogen-conditioned.

30 IBU

Added by mickeymac on 10-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.42%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of locoformavs
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaketaz
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Way more in line with a dry Irish than a porter, essentially a blander Guinness. Zero aroma whatsoever, zero discernible flavor except "cold" and "nitro". But it looks nice and it's easy to drink, cold and mellow with a nose-tickling nitro, creamy texture and a decent head. This isn't for anyone that is looking for flavor, aroma, or body though.

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Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great porter.

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Photo of Viaduck
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark body & lovely long lasting head that was still there at the bottom of the glass after I finished off the beer. Not much of an aroma was detected, just a hint of chocolate. Nice flavor, slightly salty, chocolate, mocha & malt. It felt a thin. Overall pretty good.

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Photo of malprep
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This porter has one of the strongest lacing patterns I've seen. A full white curtain drapes down the glass as you drink. The body is dark and opaque. Very quiet nose, slight hint of limestone and bread dough. The taste is mostly bitter roasted malt notes, burnt toast, with some residual sweetness that remains largely hidden. Feel is pretty clean, but overall, the beer is a bit disappointing.

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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Santiagocpr
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brown color, darker than average brown color, heady inch of tan head in it, its a good looking beer. Aroma was real mild, faint, chocolate malt, roast.

Taste is smooth, not a lot of the darker malt and roasting or hopping comes through, I think this was nitro'd or something to smooth it all out and make it easier drinking.

Good intro to porters kind of beer for people.

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2.84/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had this on tap in Tacoma, WA.

Beer pours dark, with a nice 1cm head in a pilsner glass that lasted through most of the session.

Smell of chocolate on the nose, and also ethanol. Not promising.

Smooth light roast character on the palate, little bit of chocolate, finishes with noticeable ethanol heat.

Beer was surprisingly light and watery, I don't think being served on nitro helped anything.

Overall the beer was smooth, but the solventy ethanol flavors just kill it.

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3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattreitz49
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Tony_Gartee
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of andyjeigh
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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PM Porter from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
3.59 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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