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:
#12,763
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
94
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 10
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong smoke, sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of pale malt, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth fee is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong smoke, slight hop, slight sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of alcohol, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend. The smoke is not over-powering, but an integral component.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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 crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of atone315
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of homebrew311
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sampled as part of flight at the brewery.
Pours a dark brown, not quite opaque, with tan head. The nose is smoke forward with notes of burnt wood and mild chocolate. Some roasted barley notes come through at the finish. The taste is smokey and a bit one note. The malts don't seem to stand up to the smoke which makes for a one dimensional brew. Mouthfeel is on the thin side with appropriate carbonation. Overall, a standard smoked ale which lacks the necessary malt backbone.

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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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