Polka King Porter | Door County Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Door County Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
doorcountybrewingco.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by emerge077 on 07-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
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0
Gots:
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Krusader
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark chocolate brown pour forming into a nice, smooth black-brown color. 1/2 finger of head in the snifter.

Lots of aromas of rich hot chocolate, roasted barley, hop, and earth.

Flavors are very earthy and esoteric, but still balanced with the milky chocolate notes. Earth, cacao, roast barley, and lactose. It doesn't get too chocolatey (which wouldn't be a bad thing anyways) but the hop profile and the malts are just super impressive here.

Feel is well within porter territory, but hovers safely in the medium bodied area. Heavy biting carbonation. Nice milky dry finish.

Overall, a super impressive porter. It's so English it has an accent. It's not my style but I respect the heck outta this beer.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My first from Door County, Polka King is a good rendition of what Americans, now, made big.
Polka King's chocolate malts interfere with simple food.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nat1975
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is coffee, chocolate, dark malts and slightly earthy. The flavor is dark malts, dark/brown bread, coffee/chocolate, toffee, mild sweetness and a mix of acidity and slight spiciness in the finish.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a_f7
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hendrick24
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wally2806
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hotdogtornados
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tourdot
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stevedore
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark toffee brown body, one finger thick, substantial offwhite head with good retention, not a lot of lacing. Smells of toasted malt, toffee, a minimal amount of roast and nuttiness. A bit of earth and grainy sweetness. Nothing too special. Flavour is similar; grainy sweetness, toffee, a bit of toasted malt, more nuttiness than in the nose. Mild bitter earthiness on the backend rounds things out. Nothing too special, more on the grainy, slightly raisiny sweet portion of the spectrum. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit lower carbonation, solid drinking beer with nuttiness and a bit of bitter earth on the finish. Decent English porter, nothing to write home about.

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Photo of jwc215
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with a thin that settles to an island. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of cocoa, coffee, light sour touch. Mild earthy notes.

The taste is of cocoa, coffee, hint of anise, earthy English hops. Somewhat sweet, slight sour, mild roast.

It's smooth.

A nice interpretation of an English porter. Fits the style well. Easy to drink.

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Photo of polopaul20
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KnappStout
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bigbeers84
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OsoRojo
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fun easy-drinkng porter. Not too serious, just good beer

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Photo of kraticus41
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Z-man
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Carb-Overlord
2.69/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So very underwhelming... This smells like the generic malty smell from a baseball stadium bathroom. It's not really a hoppy smell, or chocolate smell (like the bottle would suggest), but just that general malty smell from when you boil wort. There is almost no taste to this beer; is this an extract beer? The feel is that of carbonated water. I'm so glad I didn't pay for this beer, but my cousin did in a sampler pack. I really appreciate micro-breweries... and am glad that they tried.

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Polka King Porter from Door County Brewing Co.
3.58 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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