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Summit Great Northern Porter | Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
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651 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
Ranking:
#13,458
Reviews:
308
Ratings:
651
pDev:
11.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
81
Trade:
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Ratings: 651 |  Reviews: 308
Photo of AGB
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ta_hagen
4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Metalsnota
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beginner2
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
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 -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakemn91
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
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 -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josholson666
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJCouillard
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whataschlitz
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
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 +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AluminumBadFalcon
4.9/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krowman2652
4.69/5  rDev +22.8%
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 +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rawwie
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millelacsmark
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Summit Great Northern Porter from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 651 ratings
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