Number 22 Porter | Big Bend Brewing Co.

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Number 22 PorterNumber 22 Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Bend Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
bigbendbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DillanWeems on 10-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of rbkdata
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Parmesan
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a dark brown color with hints of ruby red and a creamy brown head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S: Strong note of dark roasted malt and milk chocolate, with notes of char and a little smoke. Very enticing smell.

T: Strong notes of dark roasted malt and milk chocolate. A little bit of dark stone fruit. Not quite as good as the aroma but still nice.

F; Medium to full body, carbonation is a little high and cola like for this beer.

O: I love the aroma of this beer, but the taste and feel don't quite follow the aroma.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Akeah
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justinprintz
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wiz99
4.48/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jkhobbs99
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As expected with the style, this one was really watery, but the flavor profile was very solid. I got tons of roasted malts and nice subtle notes of chocolate.

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Photo of Order_1319
4.59/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnDee
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, opaque brown. Characteristic roasty flavor without being too ashy or burnt. Moderate hop bitterness—a little more than I might prefer but tolerable. Light bodied. Smooth but for a slightly harsh aftertaste. A very decent porter.

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Photo of LizT
3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Opaque brown, verging on black, with a small tan head, which quickly and utterly collapses to a dusting of foam. Thin, fine-beaded lacing lines the glass wall in an unbroken sheet..

Aroma: Roasted nuts and cold coffee dominate the aroma, with a bit of bitter cocoa as well.

Taste: Opens with mild cold coffee notes, bitter cocoa soon follows. There is also an undercurrent of dark, roasted malt, and a prominent nutty flavor. Late in the taste some earth and char appear.

Mouth feel: Fairly full, with somewhat sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Quite nice, seems more than appropriate for this cool and rainy spring day, which at 52F, feels more like fall. I would enjoy having this again.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Jacobus79
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gustavmahler-09
3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm drinking from a can at Big Bend National Park in the Chisos Mountain Lodge after a brutal ten mile hike. I can't see it so my rating for its look is a guess. It tastes sweet and fruity. Not much smell from the can. Feels a little thin. Overall drinkable, not memorable, but as they say, "any old porter in a storm". It was here when I needed it.

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Photo of Wtymfb
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of msromberg
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very nice porter. Nice malty flavors with great roast after taste. Dark brown to black in color. Would definitely get this again.

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Photo of Baxter_ii
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rorjets
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanhooks81
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: black towards the center but you can definitely see the dark brown hues towards the outer edges of this Porter. The head is a light tan color, dense and three fingers thick and lasts for some time.
Smell: Roasted malts, chocolate, mild coffee, caramel and a little peanut butter, and toffee.
Taste: Mild roasted malts, mild butter and very little chocolate, mildy bitter on the corners of the mouth. There’s a strong roasted malt flavor in its aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, mild carbonation but very smooth.
Overall: Very smooth over all but a little lacking in taste, still I recommend trying this one.

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Photo of Spider1001man
4.49/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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Number 22 Porter from Big Bend Brewing Co.
3.57 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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