Portsmouth Killer B | Portsmouth Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
portsmouthbrewery.com

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our braggot, a medieval ale style, is brewed with 120 pounds of honey which imparts a unique sweetness. A golden, full-bodied, robust ale with just enough hops to balance its sweet side.

Added by Truh on 11-19-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Newcastle glass.

Look is a hazy light brown with a thin head that dissapates quickly.

Lots of honey on the aroma and flowery herbal esters.

Taste is a little thin and slightly cloying but good.

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Photo of Odysseyalien
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Evilyak
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is viscous with moderate carbonation. Taste is bready and some spice with the honey sweetness noticeable along with some orange peel. Alcohol is well hidden for 9.5%.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justme
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Delightful beer made better by the location and the brewery's wonderful food

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Photo of rallyr32
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nickcal
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deereless
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoudRed
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of farrago
4/5  rDev -2%

Decent head which crests over a finger, mostly larger bubbles so doesn’t persist that long, pleasingly orangish tan color, the lacing forms thick streaks, however, these too aren’t long for this world. Rich amber red color, bright shine to it, lots of large and swiftly moving bubbles. Big, brash nose of honey, candied orange peel, cocoa and caramel, sweet is what it does best, lighter dough to processed grains presence, apple, pear, peach to fig fruit scents, textural thickness has it glued to your nostrils for some time. Full-bodied, the carbonation is working overtime but not going to match the layered power and heaviness it presents. More mineral to metallic notes as well as grass and bread crust, still it remains all about the honey. The orange citrus expands into white grapefruit. The caramel verges onto butterscotch syrup and vanilla pudding. There is a burnt touch, like caramelized brown sugar. The fruit lacks clarity, lump of peach, apricot and fig. At the very end you get a fizzy tickle. Does come off as boozy, you feel the alcohol. A very sweet in style beer that likely is best utilized as a dessert beverage or to counter a very spicy and heavy main course dish.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours a hazy dark amber body with a white head. Smells malty, honey, sweet cane sugar, molasses, dark fruits. Taste is honey, spice, sweet toffee, molasses, roasty on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium carbonation, medium heavy, rich body. Overall a very enjoyable beer, a great representation of the style.

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Photo of cp45
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of cnwillis31
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BigCheese
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of snowmageddon
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of ajcormier
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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Portsmouth Killer B from Portsmouth Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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