Summit Great Northern Porter | Summit Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ADR on 03-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
644
Reviews:
305
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 644 |  Reviews: 305
Photo of Cristoph
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a deep dark brown with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Minimal light lacing slid into the beer. The smell was a roasty dark bitter chocolate with some coffee and a light toasty note. The taste had a rich chocolate to coffee that ended up allowing a slight roasty quality to it. On the palate, this one sat right about a medium on the body with a fairly good sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat smooth and nice. Overall, I say this was a good porter worthy of having again.

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rickklein9
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMN44
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of APH
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ANiklaus
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fiveiron
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TCMike
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Halfway between black and brown pours this porter. Brown head. 3/4". Aroma had some sweet roastiness to it.

Taste had some mixture of counterbalancing sweetness with the roast and substantial hoppiness for a midwest porter. Chocolate malt used nicely. Good format, good price. A very minor coffee malt impression. The bitterness is more hop derived than it is from the roast.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Thin black body with a heavy brown tint. Medium to heavy bubbles on the body creating a tan head rising just above a finger's length. Drops before first sip with pretty much zero lacing.

Smell: Lighth scent of coffee, not the most exuberant scent you want.

Taste: Light coffee with floral. Has a yeast tone to it which makes it come off a bit lemony and touch sour.

Mouth: Medium bodied at best with medium carbonation, stickiness is light.

Overall: Descent but much better options out there. I like it but won't hate it either. Worth for the price of free, Salud!

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Photo of rossracing
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ta_hagen
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.02/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Metalsnota
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beginner2
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A few years back, I had three this porter from Summit's sampler box of a dozen.
Of the four brews, this is the only I can remember going back to.
While typical of a good porter in looks and smell, its balanced taste sets it above its peers.
Its roasted flavors are blended well to evoke my second most favorite food, chocolate. (Of course, barely is most favorite.)

MJ's 1999 edition gave this 3 of 4 stars and called it "smooth, with herbal and bitter-chocolate notes."

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Summit Great Northern Porter from Summit Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 644 ratings.
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