Pappy's Porter
The Alchemist

Pappy's PorterPappy's Porter
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From:
The Alchemist
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
American Porter
ABV:
5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.35%
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
237
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 20, 2021
Added:
Jan 23, 2017
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  35
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Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by nmann08 from Virginia

Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by hopley from Massachusetts

Aug 29, 2019
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can poured into a teku

A- Black with a three finger light mocha head.

S- Roasted malts, some chocolate, earthy/piney hops, hints of peat.

T- Roasted malts, slightly smoky, some chocolate, earthy/piney hops.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A tasty and easy to drink porter.
Jul 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by BFCarr from New Jersey

Jul 02, 2019
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked-up two cans in a trade. Cannot decipher a canned-on date. My fourth brew from these guys (wish it was easier to get). Solid brew, nothing special, but would get again.
Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by Jps715 from New Jersey

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by raycoll from New York

Jan 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Jan 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by JoeB51982 from Rhode Island

Jan 15, 2019
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Reviewed by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Perhaps the hoppiest porter I have ever had. The hops punch you in the face right from the start. The nose is quite nice with all the hops and roasts. The taste though is quite bitter and seems to leave the roasts and other flavors in the penalty box. Feel is about right for the style, but the finish is a little harsh.

A decent beer, but not in my wheelhouse.
Jan 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Jackjaffar from Massachusetts

Dec 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Dec 22, 2018
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
An aggressive pour reveals a black beer with a smidge of leakage on the edges to mahogany. Big succulent tan head caps this American porter.

The first aroma on the nose is char, followed by chocolate. I am now salivating. The taste has the char and the chocolate, but there’s a bitterness that doesn’t quite fit the style, but the mouthfeel exceeds the style.

If the bitterness was dialed back a bit, this would be my favorite porter. It’s still a pleasure to drink.
Dec 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.42 by Heftklammer from Massachusetts

Dec 13, 2018
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Reviewed by papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From a 16oz can, undated. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a thin looking, unhighlighted black with a big, puffy, lumpy, three-finger-plus beige head. Retention is very good leaving a lumpy cap and scattered wads of lacing.

A sharp, roasty nose of charred grain and chocolate-covered cherries.

Taste is acridly bitter and charred initially, with chicory, over-steeped black tea and wood ash, before slowly smoothing out with dusty cocoa powder and dried cherries. Roasty, toasty, tannic, bitter and dry as the dickens.

Feel is powdery-smooth-almost-silky, dry, medium bodied and well carbonated.

Nice. I started out thinking I was tasting the coffee notes I'd expected before realizing that it was more the tannic, bitter character you get when you leave a tea bag in the cup too long. Whether intended or not I don't know, but this is like Baby Beelzebub, and I like Beelzebub a lot.
Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by sgregory from Connecticut

Nov 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.86 by ragwing82 from Texas

Nov 09, 2018
Pappy's Porter from The Alchemist
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 237 ratings