Blackbird Porter
Flagstaff Brewing Company

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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #862
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #35,249
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 11.14%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
19
From:
Flagstaff Brewing Company
 
Arizona, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes: A silky-smooth, reddish-brown porter epitomized by a balance of full bodied flavor & subtle hop undertones. A mild roasted flavor lingers on the palate, giving this beer a well-rounded finish.

20 IBU
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Fire Creek in Flagstaff. Cool spot and a tasty beer. Paired with a latte. This beer is definitely better than its average score. I’m drinking it slightly cold but it’s just a darn good porter, with all the roasted malt, chocolate, mild bitterness, and hint of hops that you want from this style.

Apr 01, 2018
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Kubishark from Maryland

2.67/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is the definition of "meh." It looks, smells, and tastes like a porter, but just not one to write home about. I don't really see why a beer like this needs to exist. It's not bad, but what's the point when there's so much better stuff out there already.

Jul 02, 2016
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Minimally drinking porter, with little taste. On nitro, at the source. Black yes but little taste and somewhat light mouthfeel for a porter. Poor execution.

Jan 18, 2016
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i4ourgot from California

2.97/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Lots of a caramel sweetness without the hops to back it up. The beer looks and smells like a porter (aroma was very weak). But the taste was a little too much on the caramel sweetness for me without the roasted flavors present.

Jan 08, 2015
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barczar from Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Roast malt, mostly nutty, with a cocoa aroma, and light fruitiness. Flavor is roast dominant, with nice dark chocolate notes, and a fairly bitter coffee finish. Pretty clean, though coffee grounds are a bit heavy in the finish.

Nov 05, 2014
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Phelps from Arizona

3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Very dark brown, a little thin-looking. Some drinking thins the color out to a clearer bark-brown. The head is light tan, thin and fizzy, popping away quickly.

Intriguing blend of aromas. In this order: light roast coffee, oats, some pork, milk chocolate, earth.

Same thing going on in the flavor. Chocolate and lightly roasted coffee meld, along with some sweet oats and a touch of dark fruits. Bitter dark chocolate lingers after the swallow.

Thick, creamy body with peppery carbonation. Holds together well without a touch of alcohol.

A solid porter. Good flavor, nice feel.

Jul 25, 2012
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nickfl from Florida

4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured with a small head of light tan foam on a dark brown body with amber highlights. The head series slowly and leaves moderate lace.

S - smoky caramel and chicory with some brown sugar.

T - dark sugar up front with some dry, roasted malt character in the middle. Finishes with molasses, licorice, and moderate bitterness.

M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - a very nicely done porter, it manages to be dark and thick without ever becoming something that would be confused for a stout.

Mar 26, 2012
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kdoc8 from Oregon

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brew pub in Flagstaff, AZ. It was a deep reddish-brown color - almost purple, so that was unique. It didn't have much of a head and was highly carbonated. It had an interesting and strong sweet aroma, somewhat like coffee but more like a mocha, so a mix of strong espresso and chocolate.
Complex flavor to the taste also - hops are hidden but present, behind the major taste of chocolate/coffee malts.

Mar 13, 2007
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beerguy101 from California

3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Medium amber color. Small head. Aroma is roasted malts and a touch of chocolate. A medium bodied porter. Malts are roasted and chocolately. Hops are spicy. Maybe just a touch thin for a porter. . Well balanced. Very drinkable. Fruity finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste slightly sweet.

Aug 16, 2003
Blackbird Porter from Flagstaff Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 19 ratings