Summit Great Northern Porter | Summit Brewing Company

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644 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

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 BarryMFBurton
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakemn91
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOKS: Very dark brown, a little ruby around the edges of Nonic pint glass when held up to the light. 2+ " of foamy tan head that sticks around and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.
AROMA: Nice roasted malty smell, chocolate, and coffee. Very slightly smoky.
TASTE: Just like the aroma. Maybe a little dark fruit quality, as well. Balanced as far as sweet/bitter, but there is a lasting mild bitterness.
MOUTHFEEL: Plenty of carbonation helps push all the nice roasted chocolate/coffee malts around the palate. Medium thin body. Finish not overly dry.
OVERALL: Nothing crazy good. Just solid as hell. Cheap and good, works for me.

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Photo of BeersAndBears
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josholson666
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJCouillard
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whataschlitz
4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beer is back with a creamy tan head. Smells of coffee and bitter chocolate with faint black licorice mixed in. Tastes as a mixture of the three with coffee hitting you first, then the chocolate finds its way through just before the finish with some hoppy black licorice. It has some sweetness in the middle sandwiched with the chocolate and licorice bitterness, and it works great in my mouth. Feel is on par with the look, not too thick with a lot of creaminess. A tasty and very drinkable porter.

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

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AluminumBadFalcon
4.9/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great roast aroma. The flavor is just shy of what it promises, and it's a bit more acidic than what I was hoping, but still a decent porter. A fine effort.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krowman2652
4.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A great tasting beer from a local company that strives to put out quality brews at a reasonable price.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rawwie
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millelacsmark
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours black - not motor oil, kill the sun black - but a regular, old fashioned black, with a powerful head. I smell coffee first, followed by dark chocolate, and a hint of both molasses and licorice. The flavor also leads with coffee, accompanied by burnt toast and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is neither thick nor thin, but a nice middle ground. Overall this is an incredibly solid porter, and certainly the best availible year round all over Minnesota.

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Photo of vickyreddy
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is kind of good not so bad kind of intense and strong... all those who love thick flavor would like it ....good but not my favorite.....

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Photo of CraigP83
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown, mocha head. Smell is chocolate mocha latte, taste is predominately coffee with some hop profile at the end. Creamy mouthful. Good affordable porter

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wer34truh
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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