Black Raven Porter | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-30-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of quantumcipher
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MisterClean
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This one is back on Nitro at the Bear and weighing in at 4.7 abv.

A - Dark brown to almost black in color with a moderate head and little to no lacing.

S - Light roasted malts and coffee with a hint of pine or grass.

T - Light roasted malts and coffee with a hint of pine or grass. Also a slight bit of plum.

M - Very smooth, but not too sweet. Very little note of bitterness from the hops. Excellent.

D - An excellent example of a robust porter. Note: Should be a little heavier in abv.

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Photo of Mark
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark, topped by a lasting head, and the glass had solid rings of lacing. A good start. No too much aroma but a definite roasted smell was evident. Very roasted notes on first taste, Some chocolate notes a swell, hops came more forward as beer warmed. Served way too cold, even top breweries like Bear Republic still have not caught on that stout and or porter is better a little warmer than the lighter colored brews. Creamy mouthfeel and very drinkable. Not the most complex porter but very enjoyable.

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Photo of rastaman
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[email protected] Republic Brewpub. Nicely roasted and chocolatey, soft and easy to drink, nothing special however. Not as full bodied as i was hoping for, but it would be pretty easy to have a couple of pints of these in a row, simple, innofensive and fairly tasty. Nice porter.

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Black Raven Porter from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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