Double Decker English-Style Porter
Brew Bus Brewing

Double Decker English-Style PorterDouble Decker English-Style Porter
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Style:
Porter - English
Ranked #152
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,022
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 10.34%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
113
From:
Brew Bus Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  29
SCORE
85
Very Good
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The_Snow_Bird from Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a light caramel colored head on top. Can smell roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Coffee is present in the taste along with the chocolate malts.

Nov 12, 2017
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

can 6-pack picked up from Knightly Spirits in Orlando. canned 11/2/16, so a little over 2 months old.

jet black body with a foamy oatmeal head leaving excellent lacing.

malty, "portery" aroma. not getting the chocolate mentioned on the can, or any coffee notes, but still a decently strong aroma.

lightly roasted malts, which i for one appreciate more than the overly roasted ones.

between medium and full on the mouth. finish is same as the taste.

overall, good, solid, well balanced English porter. despite the lack of coffee and chocolate, stands up as a good beer.

Jan 12, 2017
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of dark breads, some coffee. Taste is coffee, dark breads, cocoa, a bit of smoke. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

Jun 29, 2016
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.57/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am happy to add this to The CANQuest (tm) after picking it up at Philly's Monde Market for inclusion. These are glorious days, indeed!

From the CAN: "Hop on for the ultimate craft beer experience!"; "Hop on for the ultimate craft beer experience on the Brew Bus! From brewery tours and tastings to sporting events and bachelor parties, the Brew Bus offers a once in a lifetime experience for everyone. Our tour guides are experienced and knowledgeable, and our staff is friendly and accommodating. Hop on today! To find a location near you, visit brewbususa.com."; "Double Decker is an English-style Porter with a silky chocolate character, balanced with English and German hops."

The Crack! was loud enough to get both the bus and the Glug underway, so I did exactly that. An in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of foamy, Iight tan head that quickly fell back to wisps. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44) with garnet highlights at the edges. Nose smelled like a melted milk chocolate CANdy bar in my glass! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was not just chocolaty as one might expect from the nose, but it was also unexpectedly smoky. I am talking rauchbier smoky! Holy spit! I kid you not. This was like that new trend of chocolate-covered bacon. Finish was so smoky that I began to look around to see if it had set off any alarms. It filled my sinuses and would not go away. This was the kind of beer that I would love to share with others, but a full one to myself was a bit much.

Apr 13, 2016
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.04/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours clear, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is cocoa, milk chocolate, and light creaminess. Average English brown ale with great body. Nt sure if I would get this one again.

Apr 09, 2016
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Hiram_McDaniels from Florida

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in to an American pint glass from a 12 oz can.

L - Dark brown, almost cola-like. Created a two-finger head that dissipated quickly, but retained a tan cap the whole way through. Little lacing.

S - Butterscotch up front with some burnt coffee in the back.

T - Definitely full-bodied, with a lot of flavor complexity going on. Upfront is sweet caramel and some chocolate, with a lot of malty goodness. Just a touch too sweet, with the bitter flavor of burnt sugar following as an aftertaste, making about the only weakness.

F - A little carbonated, but not thin at all. Definitely pleasant on the tongue.

Mar 18, 2016
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, brownish-brown color, with a solid flow of carbonation in the body, and a tall, fluffy, foamy, light tan head. Nose of rich mocha, subtle campfire smoke, highlights of peat and earth, and some bittersweet chocolate. Flavors are heavily smoked and richly sweet, with a blend of bittersweet chocolate and rich toffee. Some bitter and roasted coffee notes add layers to the palate. Smooth, light, and dry in mouth, with a chocolate and smoky aftertaste. Dry, effervesced finish, with a rich chocolate and earthy linger. Interesting take on the style.

Jan 19, 2016
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Lucular from Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an awesome porter. Full-bodied, rich, chewy, dark, nice lacing, coffee & dark chocolate, a great way to cap off an evening at the bar. I tried this not having much idea what to expect (never had a beer from Brew Bus before) and I was not at all disappointed.

Aug 22, 2015
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Bis4beer70 from Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ma & joe bought me a 6 pack of these while in florida! thank you!
a very nice porter...not as impressive as Cigar City Brewing's ipa that i had,but very good, none the less.
i saved one for michael for watchin' over our place w/katie -thanx u guys!...did ya see a Cubs win at all on our t.v. during that time? Hope so.
cheers,florida beers!

May 04, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can served in a snifter with a canning date of 16 Feb. 2015 on the bottom.

Excellent looking with a generous size, creamy/bubbly tan head that leaves the glass speckled.

The aroma has ample dark roasted grains with hints of hops, toffee and chocolate.

Flavor: perhaps slightly more hoppy than average, this has a mildly bitter flavor with some spiciness from the hops.

Feel: medium-full body; nicely smooth; medium carbonation.

Mar 29, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a brown color with khaki colored head. Roasted malt mostly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a weird aftertaste

Jan 29, 2015
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into brandy snifter canned on date of 10/16

A: Robust brown color not quite black small tight off white head

S: smells bready with roasty sweet malts some brown sugar and a little carmel

T: very nice roast and burnt sugars taste with a little coffee

M: Full for a porter it has a nice robust feel without being thick like a stout very great mouth on this one

O: This is a solid porter it hits all the right notes you are looking for in a porter it's malty, roasty, and the mouth feel is huge without being cloying. It is interesting to note the color us brownish on this versus pitch black like some

Nov 23, 2014
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Canned 3/21/14 at 40 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of roasted dark malt, chocolate
Head large (7 cm), light brown, frothy, diminishing to a broken layer 3 mm thick
Lacing good – partial thick rings of mostly small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor slightly bitter, roasted malt and chocolate; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4. Final weighted score: 4.00
A very nice porter which tends to being a stout.

Aug 28, 2014
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned on my sister's birthday 3/21/ (14)

Pours mahogany colored with 2 fingers of rocky mocha colored head. Stellar lacing & pretty good head retention

S: Cocoa & coffee, faint plum & smoky notes

T: Roastyness, carob, slight dark cherry notes, & dryness. Some plummyness, carob, a little bit of charred grain & coffee as this warms, slight roasty/boozey edge to this. Finishes dry, roasty & with some leafy hop notes & carob

MF: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, carbonation gets a little more prickly as this warms

An alright porter, drinks easy enough

Jul 17, 2014
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

2.46/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour is dark brown almost black with a tight creamy tan head. Nose has a bit of wet paper up front, notes of chocolate and toffee, a good bit of brown sugar and very sweet in back. Taste is less oxidized but still a bit, some richer chocolaty malt, loads of sugar and some notes of caramel and brown sugar in back. Light acrid bitterness, light body, soft palate, and gentle carbonation.

Jul 04, 2014
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itsscience from Florida

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A great porter from a small fish in the brewing world! It pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. The nose brings roasty malts with a hint of chocolate and earthy, herbal hops. The taste is chocolatey with toasted oats, nuts, and toffee. I find this to be simple and delicious with a medium mouthfeel.

Mar 30, 2014
Double Decker English-Style Porter from Brew Bus Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 113 ratings