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Columbus 1859 Porter | Columbus Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served as a sample at Columbus Brewing Company. The color was a very dark brown, with a nice tan head. The smell was of coffee. The taste was a very light coffee malt...not quite as bold as some of the other porters. Moufheel was smooth. As for drinkability, definitely could have a few.

Possibly my 2nd favorite beer from Columbus Brewing, after the Pale Ale. A solid beer, and a shame that this is brewpub-only, since this would sell really well.

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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best at Columbus Brewing Company. This is a black opaque brew with a smallish tan head. The head thins out quickly, but leaves small lace deposits on the glass. The nose is roasted coffee and chocolate; very nice. The taste is full of smokiness, coffee, bits of chocolate sense, toffee, and malt. The feel is creamy even if the body is a tad lighter than expected.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at O'Shaughnessy's Public House in the Arena District here in Columbus under the moniker "O'Shaughnessy's Dam Good Porter". The waiter told us it was brewed exclusively for O'Shaughnessy's by CBC but I can't imagine it being a different brew than the 1859 Porter. Either way this is a great Porter. I had to wait for it to warm a bit as it was served too cold but it was worth it. Pours an oily black color with a very thin head. Nice roasted coffee aroma. Slightly creamy flavor consisting of coffee (again) with a nice toasty finish. This is definitely one to get again.

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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay, this is one they only have on draft at their brewpub. Their brewmaster was going for a traditional british style after a visit to England. This beer poured an amazing black color but with little head, but maybe that was due to the temperature it was served. Aroma had strong elements of burnt coffee and malt. The taste was also of coffee and malts with elements of toffee. The way he did this shows the old connection between the porters and the stouts. Very good beer.

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Columbus 1859 Porter from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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