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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADR on 03-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
641
Reviews:
304
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
77
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 641 |  Reviews: 304
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

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours black with a light tan 1” foam collar that produces good lace. S: Roast malt aromas with a little coffee or chocolate T: This is a dryer porter with coffee flavors sweetened by crystal malt and a moderate chocolate bitterness. Moderate burnt notes mingle with the hops giving it a toasty bitter finish. Some dark malt astringency on the finish. F: Smooth, with fine soft carbonation and a medium body. O: A very drinkable porter.

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Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chinchill
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in Columbus Ohio.
Very dark brown; opaque in the glass.
Slightly sweet up front but mildly bitter by the aftertaste.
A bit more flavorful than average for style, with plenty of dark roasted malts but only very faint smoke.

O: tastes like a big beer, including a hint of higher ABV than actually present.

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Summit Great Northern Porter from Summit Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 641 ratings.
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