Porter | Ore Dock Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ore Dock Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
ore-dock.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by feelin_iffy on 01-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 4
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Photo of DanGeo
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Jordanmtate
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance had a deep dark brown color close to black with a bar pour’s kind of slim white head that didn’t leave any lacing. The smell had a really nice roasty, dry coffee bean, some cocoa and an underlying nuttiness coating the malts that were there. The taste was mainly the same with a slight roasty cocoa aftertaste that led to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly nice sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me as it moved across my tongue in a fairly nice creamy to roasty texture. Overall, this was a good Porter that I would have again.

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Photo of Danielr26
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mobychromer
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCdevyl78
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of lewdwig
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TheBeer
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Ore Dock's Porter last week for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. It's been a little while since I've had a new Porter and I thought i would see what Ore Dock can do with the style, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label doesn't look to great to me, it's weird and that's the only reason why it's eye catching. It poured a nice black color that took on some brown edges when held to the light and it had three fingers worth of creamy and slightly fizzy darker tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some rings of patchy lacing behind. This is a very nice looking Porter, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that has a little bit of brown sugar like aroma to it with the malts being the first to show up and they impart some medium roasted, light chocolate, sweet malts and lots of caramel like aromas. Up next comes just a slight hoppy aroma that impart a light earthy hop aroma. Towards the end comes a little more caramel with a slight butterscotch like aroma. This beer has a nice aroma, but I was hoping it would be more robust.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's a little more robust this time and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects, but this time the chocolate and roasted malts are just a little more robust to help balance out some of those caramel flavors. Up next comes a little bit of yeast which has a little more of English Ale yeast flavor to it and there's pretty much no hops showing up in the taste. On the finish there's hardly any bitterness with a little sweetness taking it's place and it has a little bit of coffee flavor in the aftertaste along with some roasted malts and caramel flavors. This is a pretty nice tasting Porter, but It could be just a little more robust with a little bitterness to balance out some of that sweetness.

M- Fairly smooth, crisp, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, but I think it could use just a little less carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I think it's a solid example of the style, it may have been a little less robust than I like for a porter, but it still tasted good and I did like the extra caramel flavors because it made it a little more complex. This beer had nice drinkability, one might be a good amount for me. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and the complexity, those were the highlights to me. What I like the least about this beer was the aroma, it was lighter and not as robust as I would like. I don't think I would buy this beer again, but I wouldn't turn one down and I can't say it's a must try, but if you want a Porter with a little more caramel flavors than I think it's worth checking out. It's not a favorite Ore Dock beer and it's slightly above average for the style. Nice job guys, buy if it was a little more robust I think it would be better.

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Photo of jamesod
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmich24
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toasted dark bread, herbal, wood, light dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toasted dark bread, herbal, wood, light dark fruit/nuttiness, and roast/toasted earthiness. Moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toasted dark bread, herbal, wood, light nuttiness, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is a very nice American porter. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast ester flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable and classic tasting style example.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of amalburg
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rons35
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of ffshore545
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chewy6935
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of lupercmda
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of feelin_iffy
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in 12 oz pint off the Taproom Tap, sign states it's a Silver Medal winner in World Beer Championships

A- Pours a very dark brown, almost black body with a nice 1 finger khaki head

S- Malty, Roasted Almond, slight coffee note

T-Nice creamy body with great malt balance, nice burnt biscuit notes and finishes with a lasting black coffee/malt balance

M- Great carbonation, a little higher than the average Porter draft pour, but incredibly fitting.

Overall- Great Porter, it is well balanced and approachable. The style is represented well with this Ore Dock staple.

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Porter from Ore Dock Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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