NightCall | Karben4 Brewing

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3.88/5
Very Good
94 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karben4 Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
karben4.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Robust all day without dictating your life, this is the porter that other dark beers hang a poster of on their own bedroom wall. Malt sweetness is just present enough to enhance the dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavors without destroying the drinkability. This brew provides a subtle smoke profile that simultaneously creates new fans of dark beer and tames the beast inside the bold-beer aficionado.

Added by knepper on 06-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,764
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
94
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Benish
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: smoked wood, tobacco, peat, molasses, malt, burnt caramel notes. Mild firewood nose. Black/Brown hue, opaque, with smaller head and delicate ring lace. Medium body. Mild version of a Rauschbier. 34 IBUs

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nstygles
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2185
2.33/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of beerguy04
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours oil black with a beige head. Smells of smokey malts. Has a strong molasses taste, with a smokey malt finish. Mouthfeel is a little heavy. Overall, decent beer.

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Photo of jmh21
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeRose
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Karben4 Smoked Porter. This pours black and oily as can be with a tight beige head.

Very mild smoke on the nose, some roast malt, light chocolate and something that seems like cherry.

The taste is pretty good, but very mild on the smoke. Chocolate, slightly sweet, and it starts to taste a bit like Dr. Pepper in a way with that vague cherry-like fruity thing going on. Note a bad beer, but a little twist in the taste that I am unsure about.

It feels a lot thinner than it looks and is slightly prickly with the carbonation.

Overall this is certainly drinkable, easy going, but I could use a bit more of the smoky character in this one. For someone unsure about smoked beers, this would be a good entry level.

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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a dailyware porter/stout glass. It pours jet black with a moderate brown head that dissipates quickly, eventually down to no head at all. I could barely smell anything, though I detected some maltiness.
The taste is the best part of this beer. It tastes very much of roasted malts with a fine compliment of smokiness. It has a medium body with a slightly smoky finish.
In short, this beer is the perfect beer to have while sitting in front of an open fire. This beer has changed my opinion on smoked beers and this is actually the second time I have purchased it.

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JeffSK
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattMorin
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diablo14
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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NightCall from Karben4 Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 94 ratings