The Jacket
Matchless Brewing

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English Porter
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3.8 | pDev: 3.68%
Matchless Brewing
Washington, United States
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Notes: Built around a huge oatmeal stout recipe with plenty of brown malt to make it push coffee notes, big chocolate and subtle smoke.
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark murky brown with a reddish cast and plenty of foam in the Maredsous goblet. Light body with some malty substance and a touch of chalk. A touch of burnt sugar and initially the bright malt followed by a darker bitterness. Malty cereal aroma.

This reminds me of a Milk Stout, but not so sweet or rich. Flavor is hugely roasted barley, a more grainy sort of caramel taste. Just a slight bitter aftertaste. Actually quite interesting and a pleasure to keep sipping. From the 16 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station.

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3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brownish body; thin yet creamy off-white head; sheets of foam down the glass. Roasted grain aroma; notes of bittersweet chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate flavor; nice bit of char; cocoa powder; slightly bitter. Medium-heavy body; dense and oily but with a slight dry char to things.

A very nice dark ale, with some somewhat dense residual sugar heft for body and a mild chocolate sweetness, balanced with some subtle roasted grain char.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a quarter finger khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cocoa and nuts. Flavor follows, with dark toasted malt with slight char, cocoa and hazelnut. Finishes with light cocoa, nuts and a little hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A straightforward English style porter covering all the bases of the style. Nothing really stands out, but it is an authentic tasting take on this classic porter.

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The Jacket from Matchless Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 7 ratings