Summit Great Northern Porter | Summit Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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653 Ratings
Summit Great Northern PorterSummit Great Northern Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ADR on 03-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,333
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
653
pDev:
11.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 653 |  Reviews: 309
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

Photo of Czequershuus
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
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%
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 +7.3%
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 -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wer34truh
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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 -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chinchill
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
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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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sixpoint
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinggimp
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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

this is a really nice porter, very robust in its roast and chocolate aspects, but smooth and not at all bitter in the finish, different than other robust type porters i have had, especially from this region. its not real thick, but its super hearty still, maybe some wheat fluffing things up, its hard to say, but there is some nice body without it being hard to drink. right where i like my porter. it has a less intense nose than flavor, so the dark chocolate notes seem to come out of nowhere in the middle of the sip. i also really like the hop profile as it finishes, a hint of pine that pulls out a little tannic thing from the grain, which in this case really works. rich but dry, hard to do in beer like this, but its done super well. i didnt have a ton of beer from summit when i was up there this weekend, but of the ones i did have, this was my favorite. maybe the best dark beer i had in minnesota actually. not way different, its neatly within style guidelines, but its spot on in areas where others sag. very impressed with this.

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Photo of Graetzj
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maedhros09
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: brown-black with great tan head that retains well and leaves lots of lacing Smell: roasty ,dry
Taste: creamy maltiness fades into acidic roasty and herbal moderately bitter finish. Only the acidity seems a bit off.
Feel: Medium body with smooth mouthfeel

Overall: Summit's is a pretty good example of a porter - it looks great and finds a good balance of roastiness, malt sweetness and hops. It does have an undercurrent of acidity that doesn't wreck it but just seems a bit off from a stylistic standpoint. One of Summit's better brews.

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Photo of ryanwalters12
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of jpwobbles
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Crab_gang
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Summit Great Northern Porter from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 653 ratings