Thousand Year Porter | Water Street Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Water Street Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rlee1390 on 07-27-2012

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by timmy2b:
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of socon67
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown pour with a beige foram that retains well. Slight bubbly carbonation. Lacing rolls down the glass.

S - Smells of burnt malt and roasted coffee beans. Slight milk chocolate smell.Has some clear bitter notes.

T - Flavors of bitter coffee and roasted malt. I think this one would be better with some age on it. For me it was too heavy on the malt. As it warmed it mellowed a bit better.

M - Balance on this could stand to be adjusted a bit.

O - I prefer a bit more sweet notes in a porter. This seemed to be a tad too bitter for my liking.

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Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Black, ruby brown around the edges, two finger tan head.

S-Roasted malt, good deal of coffee, some oak notes as well.

T-Nice toasted/roasted malt, tad burnt as well. Coffee and chocolate round it out.

M-Medium bodied, good deal of carbonation, smooth.

O-The best beer they had on tap when I went to the brewery, would easily have it again.

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Photo of nh2032
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mackziller81
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of jmasc
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mexicanhat
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

although this one may lack a real distinguishing element, i will say that it is a level better than the generic standard american porter from an upstart small brewery in the united states these days. this has a lot of body, some serious depth of field on the malt, and a striking bitterness that really helps the beer finish. shiny on the pour with an inch or so of off white head, it leaves some lace as it drinks, and is generally a very nice looking porter. black. there is a hint of coffee to this, some of that roasted but unmalted dark barley character, and less of the middle sweetness than we often see in the style. i found it to be a little filling, but thats just because i had already eaten and had been drinking beer all day, it is not a criticism of its mouthfeel, which is appreciably heavy in a good way, and big enough to stand up to winter. drier in the finish, bitter, with a lingering roasty property on the tongue. without being particularly complex, it was one of the better and more memorable beers i had here at water street.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Thousand Year Porter from Water Street Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 13 ratings