Windlass
New Republic Brewing Company

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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #911
ABV:
7%
Score:
84
Ranked #33,441
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 12.2%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
33
From:
New Republic Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Fall
Wants
  0
Gots
  8
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 33
Photo of puck1225
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BOught some after a taste test at a local grocery store. Pours dark brown into a pint jar with a thin short lived head but decent lacing. Smell is slightly sweet and rustic with a bit of chocolate. Some carbonation, with the taste of chocolate and subtle sweet potatoes. The sweet potato seems to,give the beer a rustic taste. A good beer and will get more next year!

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Photo of cavedave
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black, thick looking beer with a finger of light tan foam atop. Spotty lace grips the glass tightly as the head retreats to a lasting cap.

I swear I can smell the sweet potato in the mix of other sweet and roasty notes of coffee and mild bitter grain. As it warms floral and hints of herbal bitter enter the mix.

Taste follows the aroma perfectly, a balanced group of flavors that are quite delicious. Not as roasty/ deeply bitter as some porters, but the sweet is perfect for an end of sip that is just juicy enough.

Just the right mouth to showcase the flavors, and well within style guidelines for body and carb.

Quite a tasty brew, recommended. The beers from New Republic have run the gamut between subpar, to quite nice, and the future for this brewery is certain to include many delicious offerings for those lucky enough to get them.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm updating my previous score. Poured from a can, this Porter has some serious roast going on. Roasted bitterness gives way to marshmellow and a smooth mouthfeel. This is a very classy porter.

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Photo of Premo88
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. pint on tap at the brewery

L: black but lets light through; clear; almost no head, very tan foam; the color is dark brown, 100% clear with very little amber in it; no stick or lace

S: pumpkin ale like to start, very earthy sweet. Not as much dark/burnt to it as the taste, dark/bitter notes are much softer. Definitely a bit of the pumpkin ale bland dirt. The sweet potatoes are doing something to take a bit of the darker edge off the porter notes; caramel toffee near the end; also some sweet bread malt, almost like a fruitcake ... candied bread, fig

T: dark malt, oak, slight burnt wood, some sweetness ... standard American porter/stout/brown ale tastes of sweet but burnt malt with a hop presence very american, almost black ipa. Like the nose has some very bland dirt/earth notes

F: solid, very light and easy to handle. Plenty of carbonation despite the flat look

O: would love to try the base beer. Not sure what the sweet potato adds, but the porter here is solid. It's simple, nothing overdone ... just roasted malt with a little american hop bitterness bouncing off plenty of sweetness. Kind of a dark pumpkin ale. Decent brew and plenty good enough that I'll give anything New Republic puts out a try.

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Photo of EGreen
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sweet potato, toffee, and a malty-breadiness in the aromas. A nice caramelized pecan, slight light fruit flavors... Somewhat tart in nature that leads to a mild toffee flavor. Hops are extremely mild. Medium bodied (unlike the 512 porter which was very watery) but still very light. I was a bit leery of this coming from a small TX brewery, but I actually like it a lot.

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Windlass from New Republic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 33 ratings