NightCall | Karben4 Brewing

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Brewed by:
Karben4 Brewing
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by knepper on 06-21-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
81
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 81
Reviews by knepper:
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3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A slightly smoked porter that shows off the breweries ability to craft some great malty beers. Slightly tart and acrid (not in a bad way) from the roasted malts balanced by the perfect amount of sweetness and smoke. A tartness from the yeast brings some diversity. A great beer to have on tap year-round.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of dhannes
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tap into a mug...served at about 40┬║.

A=Rich, dark brown...but no head to speak off...what was there was nice, but was rather thin and did not last long.

S=Hints of cocoa and cola.

T=Rather smooth at first--rather sweet, with hints of cocoa. About halfway through, it was reminding me more of a cola than a beer.

M=Very light body for a porter--good for a session beer, but not reminiscent of the style...I was looking for more body.

O=A decent session beer...I originally thought I was getting O'so Night Train and that the waitress was just getting the name wrong...I paired with pasta and Italian sausage and that combo was okay, but not fantastic. I will likely try again if I am looking for a sweeter, lighter session beer. Not quite as good as Wisconsin Brewing's offering, and still a few paces back of GL's Ed Fitz--nice to see, however, that Wisconsin brewers are at least trying to make better porters...and this is now the second Wisconsin porter that I've enjoyed.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured on tap into Nonic pint at the brewery.

A - Dark, murky cola colored with a thin light brown cap. Minimal lacing.

S - Subtle roasted malts with a light charcoal scent. The faint smokiness comes from the Beach wood smoked malts. Hints of slight coffee and sweet chocolate round it out.

T - Enjoyable dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. A pleasant sweet, light smokiness from the Beach wood smoked malt. This is a very good Porter.

M - Smooth, creamy and fairly full bodied.

O - A solid Porter from K4 that adds to their selection of beer. The smoked malts were and excellent choice.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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NightCall from Karben4 Brewing
3.72 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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