Number 22 Porter | Big Bend Brewing Co.

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Number 22 PorterNumber 22 Porter

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DillanWeems on 10-22-2013

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 80
Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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 JohnDee
3.49/5  rDev -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 Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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 gustavmahler-09
3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
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 vickersspitfire
3.31/5  rDev -7%
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 ilikebeer03
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not half bad. reminds me of great lakes edmund fitzgerald porter. lots of caramel, notes. slight roast, a more subdued chocolate and roast than edmund fitzgeradl.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown semi-clear pour with a tan one-finger head. Light malty aroma. Flavor has mostly nutty tastes with a hint of caramel and chocolate towards the end.

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Photo of bluehende
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice porter with nothing special to say for it. If you want a middle of the road porter ( there is absolutely nothing wrong with that) this is a good choice.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can. Pours a clear, brown color with a thin head. Aroma is soft but nice. Doesn't smell very sweet or rich. It smells like a restrained Porter. Flavor I slightly chocolatey, yeasty, and roasty. Some caramel, too. Wouldn't mind some more intensity but it's mellowness is sneakily enjoyable. I was surprised that it was 6.4%. I would have pegged it at 5%. It's very light bodied for the style. Quite bubbly. Different than most Porters but I'm not necessarily sure the uniqueness is a good thing.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is dark malts and notes of coffee and slight earthiness. The flavor is dark malts, fruit, mild sweetness and a mix of tart and acidic in the finish.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with copious soapy white head, good retention. Smell of a roasted malts, an non specific fruit ester and a nutty aroma. Taste like a well balanced nut brown ale, hint of dark malts with a fairly astringent quality from the copious carbonation. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, significant carbonation leads to a very clean finish. A very pleasant nut brown ale, though marketed as a porter. Easily quaffable, I wouldn’t hesitate to pick this one up. Very good.

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Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very dark brown in color. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering up he surface.
S: Moderate aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is very nutty and also has some hints of dark malts. Neither bitterness nor sweetness are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer reminds me a lot like a full-bodied nut brown ale given all of the nutty flavors. However, it is very drinkable and goes down easily.

Serving type: can

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Photo of TownDunkel
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Went to big bend brewing on July 4th and what a trip! Great place and the standout was the number 22 porter. Easy drinking dry porter. Subtle flavors and good mouthfeel. This would be a great daily drinker especially with the low six pack price. I wish it had a bit more flavor and smell to it.

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Number 22 Porter from Big Bend Brewing Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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