Blackbeard's Porter | Foley Brothers Brewing

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Blackbeard's PorterBlackbeard's Porter

Brewed by:
Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WillieThreebiers on 08-11-2013

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by puboflyons:
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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on April 7, 2014.

The color is dark brown to near black with some ruby red highlights. Tremendous, soft puffy tan head. Lacing.

The aroma is a montage of sweetness including maple syrup, rich dark roasted malts, vanilla bean, and even a touch of black licorice.

Thin to medium body but quite creamy in texture.

The taste has the same dark malted sweetness as the aroma with the maple playing up big and the vanilla winding it down at the end. Low to moderate bitter finish. Very enjoyable brew as far as I am concerned.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of acurtis
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin off white almost to tan foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Lacing was there and leveled off at a nice pace. The smell had vanilla bean up front with a nice roasty note to it complemented by a rich to sweet cocoa and coffee bliss roaming all about. The taste was mainly sweet with a nice roasty and semi-bitter balance to it. Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, light maple and subtle dark fruits all come together in the taste to blend really nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable feel to it. Carbonation feels nice (fairly low), allowing the dark fruits to try and make a subtle stickiness, still the dryness from the coffee bean slides in for the balance on the feel. Overall, so did they use a lager yeast for this, I don’t know but judging by the feel, I’d say they might have, hmmm....not sure.

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Photo of drummerdwzp
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peter1977
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patrick802
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TrishaL9
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of snowmageddon
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smb71481
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured jet black with a finger and a half of thick tan-ish white head that lingered a good while. Smells of roast malt, traces of chocolate and hints of vanilla. The taste mirrors the smell with a subtle traces of maple that taper off nicely. Rich and smooth feel. Very enjoyable brew.

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Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Foley Brothers Brewing - Blackbeard's Porter, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Thin viscosity dark brown that settles jet black with an off-white foamy head with a brown tint to it. Retains well with spotty lacing.

Smell - Musty with some roasted malt. Hints of vanilla and maple.

Taste - Carb overtakes it as it rushes in. The maple and vanilla sweetness comes in here, then it fades to significant woodiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with high carbonation. Zero booziness. Good drinkability.

Overall - Not bad. Badass label. I was hoping for more of everything (vanilla, maple, thicker body) but I wasn't put off by this brew and had no problems finishing it.

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Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Cruick
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Choppin-Banana
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Walkerjgt
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of shehateme
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TBonez477
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown, lighter than expected. Light tan head appears fluffy and stands tall for a quick minute.

S: Aroma is almost hard to describe. First whiff is simply sweet malts. A couple of follow ups reveal some milk chocolate and a faint molasses-like background note.

T: Flavor is almost non-existent on the front of the palate but arrives in the middle with light roast which flows into light spice in the molasses/brown sugar family. The closing note is heavy vanilla which lasts on the back of the palate for a good long while.

M: Not a terribly strong element of this beer, mouth feel is light with higher carbonation. The best element of the feel is the long finish which is a marathoner on the back palate.

O: Listed as a Baltic Porter, a style which my experience is relatively limited, this is one of the better ones I've had. Clocking in at 8% Blackbeard's Porter is the bridge covering the gap between American Porters and Imperial Porters.

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Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-A medium poor leads to a small 1 cm mocha head. The beer is black like it's name with no light transference. Lacing is copious and lingering.
S- the smell is roast and dark chocolate with a hint of sweetness from the maple.
T- The first sip gives me roast and some alcohol. It improves greatly as it warms.The chocolate and the light touch of maple come to the forefront. The alcohol noticed while the beer was cold is no longer noticeable. I'm loving this beer more with each sip.
F- Mouthfeel is medium. Not thick enough to be a stout, but perfect for a porter.
O- This beer highlights the need for drinking beer at the proper temp. The maple is done well, just noticeable enough to make it's presence known, but not enough to make the beer sweet. The vanilla is lost somewhat in the balance of the chocolate bitterness. It's just an very well balanced porter.

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Blackbeard's Porter from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 24 ratings