Coal Porter | Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
Maine, United States
atlanticbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A superb porter, hearty & dark. This one is a staff favorite, made with pale, crystal, Munich, chocolate, and black malts. The darker malts give Coal its color and rich flavor. We use Target and Willamette hops to yield a very subtle hop flavor in this porter.

We cellar this beer for close to six months before releasing it on the thirsty throngs of fans.

Added by UnionMade on 11-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
449
Reviews:
283
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MacMalt
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No discernible date on bottle. Poured into stout glass. It pours a very dark cola color with ruby hues when held to the light, and one finger of khaki-colored head and lacing. It's not as black as many porters, especially one named "Coal." It smells of dark roasted malt, caramel, dark bread, and nuts (almost a whiff of peanut butter). I can't tell the age of the bottle but I'm not tasting the caramel I smelled. Rather, it is dark, smoky, roasted malt, burnt coffee with a bitter, slightly salty finish. It has a fairly light porter body with pleasant carbonation and the 6.5% ABV is no impediment to drinking. Looking at what others say in their reviews, I cannot help but think I have an old bottle. I'd like to try this fresher and on draught.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmann
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very deep brown color with a short dense khaki head that settled into a thin cap.

The aroma is of pumpernickel and caramel. Not much from the darker malts.

The taste is of a very light roast, perhaps a touch ashy. Toasted Pumpernickel bread with caramel sweetness.

The feel is moderate and smooth. Mildly sweet throughout the palate and finishes with a light roasted bitterness.

A nice easy drinking earthy porter. Not overly complex.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
2.77/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This porter pours a deep, pitch black color with a somewhat thin white head. The smell is of roasted grains with some dark chocolate and tones. The flavor is of roasted grains primarily, with some chocolate sweetness that comes out in the aftertaste and merges with a light coffee and hops bitterness. The body is somewhere between medium and heavy, maybe a little lighter than the average porter. The flavor is really nice and clean albeit not all that complex. The body is also slightly light for the style. Still a good overall porter though. Like the Bar Harbor Real Ale I think this beer is kind of underrated, but I feel like it must not be brewed the same at all times, because the reviews are really all over the place with their descriptions.

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Photo of travelguy
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (730) - -

**
07/15/2015
Bottle to pint glass at 51 Lincoln, Newton, MA. Aroma is toasted barley, oatmeal,. Taste is chalky, but Smokey sweet. Coffee, oatmeal, touch of salt. Appearance is thick black, off white head is larger than most. Lively carbonation. Almost a stout. Great beer.
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Great Meal also. Best. Cornbread. Ever.
**

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Photo of irrevjim
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a bottle to a pint tulip
look; black, big 1.25" inch head, some retention and moderate lacing
smell; roasted malt, hint of stale lager smell, chocolate, hint of sour cream
taste; roasted malt, pretty simple and well presented, some chocolate , some sugar
feel; it is well carbonated, more so than a porter should be but right for this beer
overall; yummy and easy for a proper porter, which this is

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seahorse515
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.64/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williahd
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RhinoBrew
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrStiffington
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of muffiewolf
1.36/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tried to pour from 12 oz bottle. Half of it landed on the table from excessive carbonation. To make sure it wasn't a fluke, I opened another bottle. The same thing happened again. I put the contents of the 2nd bottle in the fridge to see what would happen. 24 hrs later it was still active. This is nothing but pure shit. Up until this point Trout River Oatmeal Stout was the worst beer I had ever tried. They are since out of business. Atlantic Brewing is a no go. For the cost of this I will never try it again.

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Photo of macleodad
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Delicious dark porter. Great overall

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Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Coal Porter from Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
3.73 out of 5 based on 449 ratings.
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