Ponquogue Porter | Crooked Ladder Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Crooked Ladder Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by plaid75 on 11-29-2013

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by plaid75:
Photo of plaid75
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep brown hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell and taste featured a light burnt grain and a touch of earthy sweetness.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.

Overall a decent porter. Lacks a touch of depth however.

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Photo of socon67
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gmann
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color with a tight creamy tan head.

Not much on the aroma. Toasted bread, light caramel.

The taste is of light wet wood, pumpernickel bread, and scorched caramel. Slight coffee note.

The feel is light, quite light for the style. Good balance with slight roasted bitterness.

A good starter porter. No big flavors but no off flavors either.

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Photo of Kessel
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this brew in a pint glass served at Diggers Ales and Eats (next door to Crooked Ladder's tasting room). It was a shot in the dark, and something not on CLB's current tap list, so I went for it. The presentation of this coffee colored masterpiece was the first sign that I made the right choice; then it was the aroma, then the taste. Damn, this beer is fine: so much so, that my wife who didn't want a beer, tasted mine and grew anxious to order one, as if they might kick the keg by the time they got back to her.

Look: Cafe dark, hints of ruby, one finger head
Smell: less complex than the flavor, but roasted coffee, toffee, sweet chocolate, lychee fruit
Taste: Toasted nuts, French roast, chocolate covered berries, mature hops, sweet grass
Feel: medium weight, initial middle tongue zingers, smooth spread with finish effecting whole mouth
Overall: perfect for paring with food or just as a dessert

Please brew this one again. Don't know if it can be replicated, but it'd be worth a shot.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Icemann383
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefjohn15
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of GFD400
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ponquogue Porter from Crooked Ladder Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 9 ratings