Paradise Porter | Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Arkansas, United States
diamondbear.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.24%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt Varieties - 2 Row Pale, Caramel 80, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt
Hop Varieties - Amarillo, Glacier
Original Gravity - 14.5*P
Bitterness Units - 38
Packaging Options - 12oz bottles, 1/2bbl, 1/6bbl

Added by BrewAskew on 03-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
175
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.46%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
2.57/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to James for this state!

A: Pours a deep brown, almost black color with a small tan colored head. Nice head retention with thin lacing all around.

S: Some roasted malt, faint chocolate, coffee, and a slightly sour astringent dark fruit aroma.

T: A good bit of roasted malt upfront with a good amount of chocolate going on. The sourness from the aroma doesn't really show up in the flavor profile, but comes forward a bit as it warms.

M: Medium bodied, maybe a touch thin for a porter, with moderate carbonation.

O: Was quite nervous based on the aroma, but the off-flavors from the aroma didn't translate as much to the flavor profile.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.68/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From the bottle at SAVOR 2011.

Poured a brown to dark brown with a small off-white head and some sparse lace on the way down. The nose brought some chocolate and roast but there was also quite a bit of grainy astringency, much like there was with the DIPA. Unfortunate, as the nose started out promising. Flavor was grainy with some chocolate, roast, and coffee. Mildly astringent and dry in the finish after a medium body. Good attempt, but the grain issue needs to be dealt with.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very smooth and pleasant. Glad to get an Arkansas beer!

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of ThirstyBird
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to jwale73 for sharing this bottle!!
A - Cola colored. Tan head falls slowly.
S - Burnt malt, coffee, chocolate, malt sweetness.
T - Charcoal bitterness, Some coffee and chocolate - dry aftertaste.
M/F - A bit thin in body. A bit too carbonated as well.
D - A bit bitter, thin and too carbonated for me. It looked promising and smelled promising though.

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3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another beer of the month club offering from my friends at FSRI. 12oz. bottle served in my ST tulip. Poured two shades shy of black with a loose, two-inch, tan-colored head that quickly receded. Nose revealed some char up front, followed by coffee notes and chocolate malt. Taste was a bit burnt - charcoal and bitter are what comes out for me. Mouthfeel was fairly light-bodied for the style, but a also a bit too fizzy. Brew was lacking in complexity - a very one-sided beer.

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3.22/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint

A -- Very dark body, but translucent. Held up to the light it exhibits significant brown and ruby highlights. Very mysterious.

N -- Smells roasty and malty, but also like an old barn.

T -- Tasty. Kind of a different thing going on here. Molasses maybe? Something dark and sweet, at any rate.

M -- Fine.

O -- Not the best porter ever, but serviceable. Cheers!

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Allurex
3.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Paradise Porter from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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