Polka King Porter | Door County Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Door County Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emerge077 on 07-27-2013

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Reviews:
10
Ratings:
80
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
11.3%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid porter, not too heavy. Great feel.

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Picked up some bottles while up in Wisconsin. Poured into a Guinness pint glass. Very dark brown, barely see-through with some lacing and a small head sticks around. Smell is terrific and similar to other great porters I've enjoyed in the past. To me, the mouthfeel is ideal for this style and taste is above-average. I went into this beer with no expectations, having never heard of it before, and was pleasantly surprised. Overall a great porter. Great job.

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On tap at the Peninsula Golf Club, 2-for-1 special from 2-6pm. Eagle Trail FTW.
Fun Fact: Ephraim, WI is the last dry town in Wisconsin, and only this year has the Peninsula Golf Club been granted a license to sell beer & wine.
Fun fact #2: this beer is named after Freddie Kodanko, a local character who drove a tractor to the bar and in parades, where he played polka music.

Two drafts served in a stadium cup, quick review from written notes.

Mahogany brown with spotty tan lace and a thin ring around the edges of the glass, initially a finger of foam on top.

Dry roasty aroma, molasses and cocoa in the periphery.

Light dry bitterness, toast and roast malt flavors, lending traces of unsweetened bakers chocolate and light coffee. Light bodied with a mild astringency. Dry and not sweet. The little bit of astringency keeps it from being great, though it was a good porter.

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12 oz bottle poured into a Nonic.

A - Clear through the pour this dark chocolate brown beer is crowned by a fleeting ivory head that leaves little lace on the glass.

S - Incredibly toasty, Polka King has a forward malty nose of chocolate notes, light roast coffee, and dry cocoa with toffee slivers and subtle English earthy hops in the background. Simple but welcome!

T - The roasted malts in this beer impart plenty of nice chocolate and coffee notes but also give the beer a dry metallic flavor on the finish that could use some sweetness for balance.

M - Medium-light bodied, Polka King isn't quite as intimidating as it's dark color, lingering with heavily roasted bitterness and dryness on the tongue, though the beer isn't as full bodied as it might appear or smell like.

O - Polka King drinks incredibly easy for it's color, meaning that you might expect something thick and heavy from it but, it's roasted malt is used in such a way that the body remains lighter while the flavor is there. The king could use a little more sweetness to balance the roast character though, as it finishes bitter and astringent.

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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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Polka King Porter from Door County Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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