Mission Control | 8th Wonder Brewery

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3.77/5
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12 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
8th Wonder Brewery
Texas, United States
8thwonderbrew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Texasfan549 on 06-14-2015

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#26,456
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
pDev:
6.63%
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Premo88:
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4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. on-tap at the brewery

L: black & tan look, liquid is clear brown; bartender's pour left little head; keeps a thin collar for about half the glass, then the collar almost disappears

S: sweet, lightly toasted wood; no "char" wood or burnt notes; sweetens a bit more as it warms

T: smokey oak wood with a light char, not overboard but it's just a bit burnt; slight floral hop bite; as it warms, the malt offers some more sweetness; the burnt oak wood flavor doesn't build and become too much

F: lots of carbonation; light but filling

O: a wonderful brew, very easy drinking with nothing out of scale; if they aren't canning this yet, they should be ... it's good enough that I'll visit the brewery again over the next couple months when I'm in town *just* to drink this beer; a near-perfect session beer ... at 4.6% it's still a bit strong for true session range, but it's close (and kudos to 8th Wonder for at least giving us something under 5%!)

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Photo of gtermi
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greenspointexas
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of champ103
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at D&T Drive Inn, Houston.

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger beige head forms and recedes to nothing in a minute. Not much lace to speak of.
S: Up front is roast, light chocolate, and cereal grains. A bit of coffee and toasted malts. Very nice, if not exceptional.
T: Like the nose, up front toasted malts, chocolate, and grains. There is a sweetness that builds and becomes a little cloying. Outside of that, toasted grains become the show.
M/O: A light body with higher carbonation than expected. Almost spritzy and soda like, it does not round out or become more smooth as I work my way through. Saying that, very easy to drink. If not the perfect porter, this is still enjoyable.

I love that the ABV is really low here. Though as a whole, it lacks overall depth and body. I would love to try this base on cask (without any of the added crap 8th Wonder is known for). That might smooth over some issues I have cause this might be stunning on cask as is. Enjoyable for what it is on tap, but I feel this could be much better.

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Photo of Dicers
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Texasfan549
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mission Control from 8th Wonder Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 12 ratings