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Pullman Porter | Oak Creek Brewery and Grill

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Oak Creek Brewery and Grill
Arizona, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
All aboard for a very dark and full-bodied ale with its rich flavor coming from the caramel and dark roasted malts used to brew it. This traditional English ale exhibits coffee-like taste notes combined with definite hop bitterness and full malty flavor. Great with steaks, chops and ribs!

Added by Todd on 05-17-2005

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of EMV
2.91/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Dougwillhike
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jhavey
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scobu
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of birchstick
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of chinchill
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Brewery & Grill in Sedona.

Crystal clear, deep, dark amber color with a creamy beige head of moderate size and exceptional duration. Leaves plenty of lacing.
Aroma: some sweet malts with a good dose of dark malts and a hint of dark chocolate.
Flavor: Mainly dark roasted malts, in ample quantity. Just a trace of burnt flavor.
Nice medium-full body; well-chosen medium-light in carbonation; very smooth; semi-dry finish.
O: very good / recommended.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this at the Oak Creek Brewery and Grille in Sedona. Came to me way too cold, with all the flavors being killed by the temperature, so I waited for it to warm up a bit. The pour was deep brown to black, with some light peeking through. Good lacing and decent head retention. Scent was faint, but primarily of burnt malts. Taste was similar to the scent, except instead of being faint, it was just watered down. The flavors that were there were decent enough, with a fair presence of burnt and smokey malts. Kind of thin and watery on the palate with high carbonation.

Overall, I think this place makes average to slightly better beers, but you're paying for the beer being in a tourist destination at $5.75 a pint (and maybe less than 16oz).

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of david18
2.68/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I spent the week in Sedona Arizona and tried the Oak Creek brews both at the brewery itself as well as at a lot of the other local places. I had this as part of a sampler and am basing this review on the three or four ounces I sampled. This was perhaps my least favorite of the bunch. It looked like a porter but didnt' have any of the qualities I like best in in this style. There was no smokiness, not enough malt character, no hops to speak of. The color was a dark brown to black, head was light for a porter. Flavor and aroma were a little bland. Overall, not the best of the bunch.

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Photo of Naugros
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The head appears to be born of nitro, appearing very creamy, but it is from carbonation. The lacing that follows this dark brew down the glass is excellent.

It smells of toasted bread, medium roast coffee and a hint of vanilla. Very nice.

Nice roasted flavors with a balancing bitterness to the caramel malt sweetness. The vanilla doesn't really translate to the tongue but does work itself into the flavor equation by continuing to be sensed by the olfactory organs as you drink. If you had this directly from the bottle you'd miss this sensation.

Very smooth and a bit heavier than most porters, but being a stout lover I'm not complaining at all. This may be one of my favorite porters ever...after Anchor Porter which I consider the standard despite never scoring it here.

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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Oak Creek, Sedona, Az. Poured a dark brown with a mocha head. Lacing was thin but lasting. Nose was coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste was roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, hops at the back end. The best part of the beer was the interplay between the hops and sweetness in the finish. Mouthfeel was lighter than medium, creamy and moderately carbonated. All-in-all, a nice though not exceptional porter I would have again.

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4.48/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: dark brown with a one finger head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam. Nice lacing develops.

Smell: roasted malt and chocolate are up front and easy to detect.

Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some hints of coffee show up late. Bitteress is mild but nicely balancing here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Smooth from start to finish. Aftertaste is long as the flavors linger in the mouth.

Drinkability: superb porter that is very tasty and easy to consume. Well balanced beer that everyone should give a try.

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4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears a dark brown with reddish tones and streams of carbonation. Nice tan head with plenty of lacing. Smells like caramel, with hints of roasted malt and a touch of coffee. Taste is creamy and rich with a nice caramel malt flow and a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is nice, as it starts off on the front of the tongue and seems to fill in all the gaps of the tongue that it quenches for. Nice, medium bodied feel.

Finger licking good.

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Pullman Porter from Oak Creek Brewery and Grill
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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