Fat Porter
Steelbound Brewery and Distillery

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Style:
Porter - American
ABV:
6.7%
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4.31 | pDev: 0%
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New York, United States
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Notes: Our Fat Porter (6.7% ABV) pours dark brown with a tan mocha head. It is a well-balanced American porter with faint coffee and milk chocolate flavors and a lingering slightly smoky taste. Local honey and chocolate rye help to accentuate the maltiness. We call it Fat Porter for its full body and hefty alcohol content, but the creamy mouth feel leaves a satisfying and mellow aftertaste that makes you want a gulp and not just a sip.

43 IBU
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a beautiful ruddy dark semi-muddy brown color in the pour. In the glass itself yielded more of a darker brown close to black color. The head was about a finger's worth of eggshell white foaminess. This head dissipated finely to spiderweb in a nice chill fashion.
The aroma yielded to an extremely fine blend of sweet coffee roasty beany character rolling on into some sweet ashy/char and dark chocolate tones. Light cocoa powder strolls in for a fantastic balance.
The flavor leaned into a superb blend of sweet roasted coffee and ash/char. Mild earthy semi-spicy affiliations stroll in underneath. Took a little bit, but some caramel/toffee maltiness came out. Slight sticky dark chocolate and cocoa powder bitterness in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium with a fine sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt very nice. Smooth just as I wanted it to be rolling along my tongue as expected (a certain caramel maltiness here). Finishes with some roast and cocoa powder dryness.
Overall, very good American porter and one to absolutely have again during this time of year.

Oct 19, 2019
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neenerzig from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Having a 5 oz. sample pour of this in a flight of beers I am enjoying at a very nice craft beer bar called Beer Snobs in downtown Jamestown, NY. This beer draws a very dark brown, almost black color with a small, off-white/light brown head that settles eventually to a thin ring lining the inside of the glass along with some small, faint swirls of film layer surface foam. Aromas of roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee and some earthy, slightly piney hops. The taste is pretty much the same, with dark roasted malts with just a slight hint of caramel sweetness, coffee and chocolate notes and some earthy hops that provide some bitterness. Has a mainly smooth and frothy, slightly crisp, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a dry finish with a bit of a roasty aftertaste. A good example of this style indeed.

Eric

Jul 28, 2019
Fat Porter from Steelbound Brewery and Distillery
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 2 ratings