Foreman | 18th Street Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery
Indiana, United States
18thstreetbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Crew constructed Foreman Robust Porter with enough malty roastness to satisfy even the hardest working men and women, Break time is over. Back To Work!

Added by birdsellam on 02-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
6.44%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a brown so deep as to appear black producing 2 fingers of thick, frothy, somewhat lasting, mocha head which diminishes to a hint of surface cap and thin collar ring leaving streaks of wispy lace. Aroma is cocoa, brown sugar, vanilla, faint roast & nuts. The taste is slightly sweeter than the nose expressing itself as cocoa, roast, caramel, molasses, a little char & a roasted nuttiness with hints of vanilla. The cocoa, roast, caramel, molasses & nuts become more robust from the midsip through the finish. Cocoa, roast & a pleasant bitterness make up the aftertaste. No alcohol presence in either nose or mouth. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy & slick with a faint prickle.

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Photo of metter98
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ackeeper
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark black with a mocha colored head that dissipates leaving some residual tan slick on the top of the beer with a ring of mocha foam along the outside.

Smell is exactly what you'd expect from an American Porter. Roasted malts, some hints of chocolate, and a slight hoppy note on the back end.

Taste has the roasted malts and hints of chocolate and cocoa. Very nice. Finish is pretty bitter from the hops - just a touch too much for my taste. Also initially I got a strong metallic flavor that mostly wore off as the beer warmed. Also, on the finish and lingering on the palter these is some astringent bitter and boozy notes. Its just harsh on the finish.

Feel has a nice body to it. Medium carbonation. Beer is a bit harsh and rough around the edges. Lacks any smoothness.

Overall its a good beer. However, I think its just too rough around the edges and astringent. Could use a bit of smoothness for a porter.

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Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of secondtooth
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pitch black with tan suds and a slight line of lace.

Aroma: Coffee, mocha, cocoa. Pretty spot-on to style and quite appealing.

Taste: Rich and hearty, smooth like a milk stout and flavored well with charry malts, burnt chocolate, coffee, and bittersweet cocoa. A solid and enjoyable stout for sure.

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Photo of Nctide
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masonz223
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell: light roast coffee chocolate
Taste: light roast coffee upfront bakers chocolate middle of the mouth charcoal a really mellow chocolate finishes with a roasty bitterness.
Feel: medium body nice creamy mouth feel
Overall: a very basic porter that is easy drinking.

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Photo of Beerbom
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CTFalcon
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxcoinage
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can to snifter solid black pour, off color head and decent lacing.

Aroma roasty coffee, some chocolate, maybe a bit of dark fruit

Taste has chocolate, robust coffee. Slightly sweet but good balance of bitterness

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, medium carb

Overall a very solid Porter. next time I'm passing thru Indiana I wouldn't mind picking up some more of this

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Photo of Jamison85
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Foreman from 18th Street Brewery
4.04 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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