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:
450
Reviews:
284
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 450 |  Reviews: 284
Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of tdm168
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris77McGrath
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lzepplin01
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a sam adams custom glass: color is brown with amber edges, head is tan, fine bubbles some lacing and presents about 1/2 inch thick, very nice looking (for this bottle).

Smell is chocolate, toast, and even a touch creamy, very enticing.

Taste follows the aroma in fashion: chocolate, toast, creamy back flavor, with a solid bitter backbone to balance.

Mouthfeel is fairly crisp for a beer that smells and tastes sweet upfront, the hop bitterness does a nice job of drying out the rest of the beer with a balanced sweet/bitter lingering presence.

Overall, i knocked this down from the rest because I experienced a bad bottle (not the one I'm reviewing) out of my 6 bottles and saw this happened to a few others.

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Photo of hopsputin
2.61/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

a: upon opening the bottle i discover this is extremely over-carbonated. huge tan foam head that fills the glass. underneath is a silky black color with some dark brown notes on the bottom

s: smell seems ok. huge roasted malt aroma. deep, earthy nutty smell follows. burnt chocolate, wood, chewy fudge

t: unfortunately, the extreme carbonation has penetrated the flavor. the most dominant aspect is a sharp bitterness from the roasted malt. there is a slightly sweet, caramel flavor that follows. a sharp, almost astringent flavor is lingering

m: light. HEAVY carbonation

o: having never had this before, i'm going to hope this is just a bad bottle. the only salvageable aspect is the aroma. everything else is basically destroyed by the over-carbonation.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cris4545
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnSnowNW
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of doremite
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carolvs
3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

My wife would rate it higher but I really think it falls short of the great porters on the market these days - think Anchor or Founders.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of V1per41
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnKam14
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DAS30
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Klister
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mageek52
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok but nothing really stands out. Coffee/chocolate notes but nothing comes forward.

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

Photo of skrewyou82
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cheld
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Coal Porter from Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
3.73 out of 5 based on 450 ratings.
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