10w Porter | Free Will Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
freewillbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This full bodied British porter is an aggressive take on the classic style. The nose is dominated by notes of dark chocolate and coffee, while the flavor profile is full of complex toasty, malty and burnt sugar flavors balanced by an approachable roasty note. Pair this beer with fatty cuts of steak, chili, and stilton cheese.

Added by tempest on 03-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle to nonic pint glass, the appearance was a semi-dark brown close to black color with a thin finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Not much lace. The aroma had some sweet milk chocolate, sly roastiness, light coffee bean, some caramel malts, light vanilla, and a touch of wood. The flavor was moderately sweet with the roast accompanying it somewhat nicely. Aftertaste was the same along with the finish. The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Nice balance of smooth to roasty grip along my tongue. Overall, pretty good porter I could do again.

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Photo of Dewback4
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of soulcougher
4.62/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice black color with a spectacular coffee smell to it! Knowing that it is only 4.5% I wasn't expecting too much but such flavor is immediately welcoming. A nice bite to it keeps the feel very noticeable. I could drink this sessionable porter all day.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mmhannon
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nosavingsaccount
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanByorick
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark and rich looking; opaque; decent head with ample sticky lacing.

Flavor: rich, bold, dark-roasted grains with an overall slightly bitter balance. Hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Some char in finish and aftertaste.

Medium yet watery body with low carbonation.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CptBlackBeerd
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jgoth34
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark red appears black. Little to no head but very inviting. Laces the glass like a glove.
Smell: The aroma is intoxicating, hints of caramel or dark chocolate. Sweet but not overpowering.
Taste: Well balanced, not sweet as it smells but not very bitter either.
Feel: Very warm feel to this beer something I would enjoy on cold winter night. Would pair well with corn beef and cabbage. Such a nice balance in flavor. Not too heavy nor too light.
Overall: Excellent beer reminds me of Guinness but a kicked up version. Can't find many flaws personally

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Photo of thgreatrandini
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrankShirley
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this out of a bottle last night at the Cloverleaf Tavern, having never had this beer before. I like Porters since they tend to be more easygoing than Stouts and that was the case here. The flavor profile wasn't too deep do this beer but it was true to form and went down easily and sometimes, it's nice to have a beer that's nicely crafted without being overly complex!

This had a dark pour to it without a thick head or any lacing to be seen. The mouthfeel was thinner than I would have anticipated and there wasn't a lot of carbonation either. There wasn't a strong roasted feel to this and a bit of it emerged in the back but this reminded me more of a Coffee Porter more than anything else. Not smoked, not strong, this went down easily as the mouthfeel was somewhat weak and not that creamy or full.

Because the amount of booze in this was low, I could have had another in a sitting and not even noticed the alcohol. A hint of dark chocolate and cocoa saved this from being too dull but as it was, there wasn't much to discern after the initial taste settled in. A good example of the style, this Porter would probably not offend anyone and would be a great introduction to the style, while also serving as a session beer. Quite relaxing!

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of salamiwagon
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jamesaharvey
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Spins615
2.12/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MattScratch
4.4/5  rDev +14%

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10w Porter from Free Will Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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