Little Mo' | Elevation Beer Co.

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85
very good
71 Ratings
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Little Mo'Little Mo'
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co.
Colorado, United States
elevationbeerco.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by denver10 on 01-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is just kind of a boring beer. Sorry guys and gals, but it is. Maybe ok as a, what, session porter/
Pours a nice dark brown, pretty pale tan head, not super persistent but fine.
Smell is a bit off, funky in an unclean way. Some malt coffee notes.
Taste is suuuper mild. Palest malt flavor. Not quite "south Georgia diner coffee made from dissolved brown crayons mild." But in that neighborhood. This is porter for someone who likes lager. A bit off: from force carbonation?
Mouthfeel is ok. Bead is large.
Overall this just doesn't come together for me. Cool name & label. Wanted to like it more. Didn't.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harryhops
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GilGarp
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mgls19
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LuckyJohn
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is just a good solid porter, not the best I've ever tried but certainly very good. It's got a little bit of everything, nicely balanced and flavorful. Drink this and you'll know you're having a porter - it's very representative of the style.

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Photo of 303beer
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4 is a clear dark brown with a half inch of a white head. The nose is of roasted malt with light coffee notes. The taste is nice. Malty and roasty with balance. A pretty good porter with a dry finish.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaphog
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BryantForestry
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlanLamp
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beastcpa
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tlloyd417
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoneTSR
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on: 2/2/15 – Purchased at the brewery in Poncha Springs

APPEARANCE: This is the strongest head retention I’ve seen out of an Elevation beer, and the off-white, half-inch head lingers for a good two minutes before slowly falling into a few wisps and small mountains of bubbles on the surface. The color is pretty dark, holding it up to the florescent light in my kitchen, zero light gets through, but the flashlight from my phone can be seen as a red dot on the other side and produces some browns and reds on the edges. The lacing is layered, but so thick that there are no gaps between layers, just thicker segments layered on top of thinner ones; beautiful.

SMELL: While the head is still high the big, roast notes are what come through the strongest, but as it collapses a rich, dark chocolate aroma begins to dominate.
TASTE: The roast does not come through as strong on the palate as it does on the nose, but it’s still there as a hint of coffee. The chocolate is also much less bitter and provides more sweetness, like a milk chocolate would. Some nutty flavors creep in towards the back end.

MOUTHFEEL: Silky and smooth going down, there is a slight sweetness to it up from, but the finish is more bitter and dry. Clean finish with no mouth coat at all. Medium to big bodied, but slightly thinner than expected.

OVERALL: This is a solid example of why the Porter should not be a dying style. This is an excellent beer that could not be (at least honestly) referred to as a stout. I understand the stout label does better these days, but Little Mo’ is another reason the Porter should never die. Colorado only has a few legitimately tasty ones left and this is one.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mecmd
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ananh
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Little Mo' from Elevation Beer Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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