PM Porter | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Arizona, United States
bjsrestaurants.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This award-winning dark ale is surprisingly smooth and drinkable. Caramel, molasses and chocolate flavors fill the palate. Its sweet start is perfectly balanced by a roasted dry finish. Nitrogen-conditioned.

30 IBU

Added by Gueuzedude on 07-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
17.36%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Glendale location. Opaque black with a white head, thick, lacey. Subtle roast aroma.Creamy coffee makes this a good mouthfeel, and brings out the coffee an the graininess. Mollasses and chocolate as well. This batch rated 6.4% abv.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of beernads
1.25/5  rDev -65.6%

Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Plano, Texas location.

The beer pour a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and roasted malt notes, as well as some light smoke. The smoke is more intense in the flavor, where there is also some chocolate and roasted malt notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a frothy, long lasting light brown head that sits atop a deep brown, approaching black, colored beer. There is a hint of ruby highlights when the beer is held up to the light. The aroma has a full, bright nose of roasted coffee, with a bit of astringent roast malt and a finish of bright fruit (raisin, cherry and fig being most noticeable). The taste is soft and creamy with a full malty sweetness to it. This beer is fruity up front with notes of raisin and fig, but then finishes with a solid, yet in no way overwhelming, roast malt character reminiscent of dark chocolate and lightly roasted coffee. This beer is fairly light on the palate even though it has a certain milk chocolate like creaminess to it. I am really impressed with the balance this beer strikes between the soft fruitiness, the full caramel maltiness and the light roast character. This is really well done and again is a very impressive beer. This is a really nice Porter all around.

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Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of petermethot
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of RBorsato
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a dark brown color with ruby highlights around the edges. Has a nitro-creamy light beige head with excellent lacing and retention.

I smell dried moss, peat, unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder. Nose is pretty sparse, but fresh.

Earthy, peaty and chocolate flavors abound! Somewhat watery and thin. Was not too sure of this one after a sip or two, but it seems to be growing on me quite a bit. A decent beer, worth trying when making a visit to BJ's.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the Columbus location. This beer is a dark reddish-brown color with a dense light tan head that has good retention. Spotty lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma with some coffee and nutty notes. Medium-bodied with a toasted malt and coffee flavor, as well as a bit of chocolate. The finish is dry and roasty with a mild hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

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Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Actually had this at the BJ's La Mesa.

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at BJ’s Brewery in La Mesa, Calif. Color was very dark brown, just a tad bit lighter than the Tatonka Stout. About an inch of head. Tan lacing on the top. Smooth film on the sides.

Smelled of sweet chocolate malts. A tad whiff of coffee and toffee on the other side.

Taste was very similar to the nose. Tasted the chocolate malts up front, followed by caramel and toffee. Some coffee beans came in late.

Full body. Smooth and creamy texture. Average carbonation. Smooth and long finish.

Not a bad beer. I thought this was better than the Tatonka Stout. I’d probably give it another try.

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3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterLambic
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furlinator
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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PM Porter from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
3.63 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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