Crux Porter | Crux Fermentation Project

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Crux PorterCrux Porter

Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project
Oregon, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by trxxpaxxs on 06-04-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 17
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to libbey for this bottle... Bottled March 18, 2013...

A: Pours a deep dark brown, basically black, with one full finger of frothy light khaki colored head. The foam takes a bit to settle, leaving a nice rocky layer along the top of the beer. There is a tremendous amount of lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is sweet, roast, chocolate, malt, and vanilla with slight lacto notes. I get a nice roasted malt bill up front and it mixes with milk chocolate and vanilla notes. In the background I get a slight bit of lacto, but nothing too overwhelming.

T: The taste follows the nose. Upon first sip I am met with roast and toast, but those flavors transition almost immediately into milk chocolate and other sweets. As it moves to the back end I get some more roast that tightens the beer up a bit and comes on slightly bitter. In the finish I get that slight lacto sourness, reminiscent of tart cherries.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's wet and smooth, but not super coating or silky. The flavors coat the palate, but slide off nicely with time. Mild tartness in the back end. Nothing lingers on the palate for long after the beer is gone.

O: Very nice beer. It's a solid porter, and it's super drinkable. The flavors are good and this beer doesn't destroy the palate. It's well balanced, which is key in a porter, and I'd drink this again if I had the chance.

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Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery Tasting Room in Bend.

Look: clear dark black-mahogany body, just about as expected, with a decent head and some sticky lacing.
Sweet and roasted grain smells with a faint hint of smoke.
Flavor: follows the aroma and more like an English Porter than an American except for the higher (than typical English) bitterness.

Overall: excellent version of an Anglo-American porter.

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Photo of distantmantra
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Hopmodium
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eighty
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevMo84
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of flagmantho
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this on-tap at the brewery in a half-liter pint glass.

Appearance: deep brown but not black; rich brown-red when held up to July sunlight. No haze. Head is a finger of tan foam leaving a nice lace. Quite good I'd say.

Smell: quite toasty, with a bit of caramel and roasty aroma. A bit more like a brown ale in that respect, but otherwise well-composed.

Taste: quite toasty but with a background of standard porter roastiness. Good, if a bit toasty for my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a quite good creaminess. These brewers in Bend really have their draught carbonation dialed in!

Overall: it's not a bad porter, but it's not especially formulated to my taste.

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Photo of almostjay
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greenster
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of elcrawl
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Photo of gueuzegossage
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

mid sweet molasses malt aroma, low to mid carbonation, sweet molasses, not complex. Can't taste the chocolate or special ingredient of licorice.

Shared a taster on-tap as past of a flight at the brewery; Crux Fermentation Project, Bend, USA. As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. I rate to taste, not to style. See my blog for more details:

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Crux Porter from Crux Fermentation Project
3.87 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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