Porter | Gisberga - Reina de Aragón

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Gisberga - Reina de Aragón

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by quakeroatmealstout on 06-01-2013

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Chico1985
2.59/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Very unknown brewery to me, cool.

A - 11.15...oz bottle poured to a cool Grimace glass. Beer is kinda murky dark brown, pretty close to pure blackness. About a finger of beige head to start, fizzes down rather quickly to a ring and remains as such.

S - Light chocolate and dark fruit aromas, kinda weird sketchy roast, and some pretty distinct metallic/pile of coins notes.

T - Definitely a bit of metal taste, though it's certainly a noticeable bother it doesn't quite overpower, and the porter itself seems decent enough. Definitely getting the English yeast feel, decent cocoa/dark fruit/roast, a little spicy/herbal hop kick.

M - Not bad on the whole, a bit watery though nothing too unexpected for the ABV, maybe a touch high on the carbonation for the style. Though between that and the off-flavor it's not exactly the funnest beverage to have swishin' in yo mouth.

O - Well the off-flavor definitely puts a dent in this one, but there have certainly been worse off-flavors. And on-flavors, for that matter. Plus the beer itself does actually seem at least decent, for the low ABV it pulls some nice flavors. But when it comes down to it, I like my porters minus metal.

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Photo of huysmans
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of americanjones
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with hints of roasted malts and chalk.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but seems more complex with additional hints of burnt malts and coffee.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and quite flavorful, especially considering its low alcohol content.

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Photo of quakeroatmealstout
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark brown/black and a little red with a nice head and considerable lacing, not far off from a lightly foamed coffee.

Smell: Not the most aromatic of beers. Certainly doesn't have the heavy coffee smell of many other porters.

Taste: It doesn't have as obvious a coffee feel as many other porters I've tried. Labeled as an "artisanal ale porter" perhaps this was expected. This was considerably lighter than porters that have more of the heavy stout feel to them. A light roasty taste to it, but neither the barley nor the hops were particularly dominant or overbearing. For a dark beer, this just felt a bit light, perhaps in part because of the low ABV and subtlety of the coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel: Nothing unique in this category.

Overall: This was an interesting beer and worth a try, but at this price point this is nothing to write home about. I wouldn't get it twice but was worth the try. Not refreshing like an IPA but a good choice if you're not going for the intense Imperial Stout feeling. Much less hard-hitting a porter than Alta Gracia Coffee Porter or Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter, so get this if you want something a little more laid-back.

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Porter from Gisberga - Reina de Aragón
3.27 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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