Coal Porter | Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ

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Coal PorterCoal Porter

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Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
Maine, United States

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

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Ratings: 449 |  Reviews: 283
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abrodsky
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +34%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of VecchioBeer
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

As described... Nothing more....maybe a little less.

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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of tekstr1der
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First taste of beer after lengthy hiatus, fresh draught poured dark with quickly dissipating foam. Roasty goodness for sure, with some slight alcohol and hop bitterness thrown in the mix.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: deep, dark reddish-brown liquid... tries to pop up some foam but, like I often imagine, the void of darkness drags it down (I did pre-rinse the glass)... keeps a thin collar... ho hum

S: cocoa, Hershey's chocolate syrup - damn near smells like chocolate milk - fantastic! that's what aging will do, dontcha know?... ridiculously inviting with a dark-roasted, malty, nutty core that slowly emerges and latches onto your face, penetrating the nostrils

T: nutty, bready attack up front, with old chocolate chips and dessicated raisin in the finish... so I suppose there's a bit of musty, cellar-y age on this - old throwback technique?... hint of coffee midway and lingering plus a dry and toasty-bitter aftertaste, with perhaps a hint of grainy grassiness and earthy hop

F: medium-fullish, flattish, with pricks of carbonation 'tween the taste buds... subtle foamy flow... mostly dry with only residual extra-burnt sugars rolling around... matches the age but not quite the flavors

O: still have fond memories of visiting this place in '07... the 'fresh' version of this came across a bit thinner at the time, so let this stuff sit as long as you'd like... to me, one of the better small (U.S.) brewery porters around, and a standout in their lineup

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of illpass78
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with a short off-white head. Minimal lace.

Aroma: This beer has a slightly smokey, tobacco-like aroma surrounding black coffee and dark chocolate malt notes.

Taste: The coffee and dark chocolate are right there, and the beer has the pleasant hop bitterness in the background. A hint of smoke, as in the nose.

Mouthfeel: Not a super dense beer. Approachable amount of thickness. Also very smooth.

Overall: Very nice porter. This brewery does darker beers well.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.73/5  rDev 0%

If you like head, get this beer. The head is overwhelming. Porter itself is solid, but I had to wait several minutes after the initial pour to allow the head to relax.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.64/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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