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Blackwater Porter | Orlando Brewing Partners

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Orlando Brewing Partners
Florida, United States
orlandobrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.43%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-24-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
82
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
26.11%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 82
Reviews by casadebia:
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4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark appearance with only a tiny hint of amber but mostly black.

Smell of roasted coffee with a hint of creamy chocolate.

Strong coffee start that ends with a chocolate malty finish.

Not too thick but also not very complex.

Despite the darkness, not too filling or overpowering.

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Photo of DFlynn
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.69/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Please note, I like my Porters and Stouts to have at minimum a medium body...this porter has a light body....so it did not score hi with me...however, some may really enjoy this beer. The beer poured a darker amber with thin white head that did not lace. The smell included all the scents that one would want in a porter, but was a little weak. The taste included toasty malt, sweet chocolate tones and hint of espresso....again just weak. A sharp bitterness at the end hurts the beer. The mouthfeel was weak for a porter, light in body but good carbonation. Overall....not good for me.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Orlando Brewery. Pours a pitch black body with a huge creamy tan head. Appearance is just beautiful! Aroma consists of dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is creamy and smooth with roasted malt that finishes dry. This is a really solid porter and something that I will seek out in the future!

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Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of wrecknut
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Segelstrom
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of grizzbar
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jredner
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cask at the CricketeerÂ’s Arm. Served by a big dude named Red. Deep black with a firm mocha head and a huge coffee/toffee aroma. It is indeed chock full of coffee, toffee and roasty notes. Very dry finish and as I can readily attest HIGHLY drinkable.

Great stuff.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Dewback4
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Lately I've been so lucky to be trying some really good beer - this local brew from Orlando was another pleasant surprise that keeps my lucky streak going.

The beer pours practically black out of the bottle with a light hint of caramel. No head but the lacing sticks all the way down. The smell of the porter blew me away - there was a strong odor of chocolate with hints of cinnamon and what I would call "sweet malt." The beer feels thick and the carbonation was just about right - a little aftertaste though. The taste was just slightly disappointing - it reminded me a bit of drinking a pale ale (which I've learned I'm not too big of a fan) but those scents of "sweet malt" and cinnamon came through. I gave it an overall low score since the aftertaste stuck in my mouth way longer than I would have liked. Otherwise, it's a great beer and it's nice to know someone is brewing good, local beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Jobin_24
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jshipley1982
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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Blackwater Porter from Orlando Brewing Partners
3.83 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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