CB's Double Dark Cream Porter
CB Craft Brewers

CB's Double Dark Cream PorterCB's Double Dark Cream Porter
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From:
CB Craft Brewers
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Porter
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 14.84%
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
25
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 22, 2015
Added:
Dec 18, 2001
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  1
SCORE
86
Very Good
CB's Double Dark Cream PorterCB's Double Dark Cream Porter
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Rated: 3.6 by Burgundy3024 from South Carolina

Jan 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by jimcody from New York

Jul 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by BillRoth from Maryland

Dec 29, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Evarigan from New York

Sep 25, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by mitch3114 from New York

Aug 25, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by FrankSchramm from New York

Jul 02, 2013
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Reviewed by KelsoSaaz from Maine

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into shaker pint

A: Almost black with hints of mahogany color when held to light. Creamy, fine and tan, 2 finger head that lasts.

S: Coffee-caramel notes with hints of toast and raisins.

T: Get through the super creamy head and taste mild coffee and cream flavors which don’t really last. Hints of caramel malt and earthy tones.

M: Mildly dense in the mouth with very little carbonation.

O: An easy drinking porter that is quite sessionable; I could easily knock back a few of these and be content. It’s not the boldest beer out there, then again they do label it a “cream porter”.
Jun 03, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by doctor_dirk from Ohio

May 26, 2013
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Reviewed by lordbrad1 from New York

4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Holy hell do I like this beer. I had it at the America Hotel in Lima, NY. They have it on tap. The look of it in the glass is just great. Nice dark, thick head that stays with you for a good long while. The color is rich and dark and very pleasing to the eye. It smells amazing. Nice roasty,chocolate, sweet smell to it. I liked the first one so much I had two more. lol. Mouth feel is heavy, but it's a porter, I'd be confused if it wasn't heavy. It's nice and smooth going down. Overall I think this is a very drinkable beer, and highly recommend it. I also recommend hitting the American and having a few pints and some of their delicious food.
Mar 09, 2013
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Decently creamy, but finishes quite thin. There's milk chocolate and nice roast, along with the classic metallic character of most CB beers. This is near the top of their beers, as most of them are not very good.
Mar 06, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by Selderkin from New York

Feb 17, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by chefduff2 from New York

Jan 05, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by VaporDome from New York

Dec 13, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by DonFrap from Massachusetts

Sep 11, 2012
 
 
Rated: 3 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Jun 28, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeerBucks from New York

Apr 21, 2012
 
Rated: 2.5 by deonreds from New York

Mar 18, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by Zaso from California

Mar 05, 2012
 
Rated: 2 by GrindFatherBob from New York

Feb 17, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by spark3148857 from Ohio

Feb 10, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by Edwaka01 from New York

Dec 27, 2011
 
Rated: 5 by Darrylwd from Massachusetts

Dec 16, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by richkrull from Wisconsin

Dec 15, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by bluntedboywonder from New York

Dec 02, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by tclapper from Maine

Nov 17, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by mjtiernan from New York

Nov 15, 2011
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Reviewed by Auracom from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On-tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester on May 23rd, served in a pint glass. Hadn't ever heard of this brewery before, but they seem to have some good stuff on T&M's tap list so let's give 'er a whirl.

Double dark is a good descriptor. It is, in fact, a very damn dark brown and might as well be called black. Has a very slight, off white head with little retention. Tons of lacing. By far the darkest-colored porter I've come across.

Aroma is muted, my common complaint with the style. What is present includes slight roasted and dark chocolate notes, along with a little espresso bean.

Taste is luckily a bit stronger. Nice initial dark chocolate character followed by more roasted almonds with some burnt quality. Vanilla makes a marginal appearance as well.

Interesting mouthfeel. Finish is quite long for the style with lingering coffee and roasted flavors. Creamy medium body with nice carbonation.

Overall, it's pretty good. Not sure if it beats Edmund Fitz, but I enjoyed it. Not hugely complex but drinks well with obvious and intended flavors.
Jun 06, 2011
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Reviewed by alexkeil from New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
With the uncertainty of fresh beer in Buffalo I'm forced to turn to Rochester, well, Honoye Falls. Despite being a hot summer weekend I had a taste for a rich toasty porter, and I was also interested in trying some CB's bottled - which I mostly enjoy from the tap in most local bars. This is a great value, even though a six pack is still close to $9, and the beer is nice and fresh from making such a short trip from the brewery. The beer pours smooth from the bottle and comes to an off white frothy head. The aroma is chocolate malt and a hint of hops. The mouth feel is silky and perfectly carbonated, and yes creamy. The flavor is bitter chocolate balanced with a malty sweetness, smokey, maybe a little coffee flavor but not as bitter as most porters. I was really surprised by this beer and cannot wait to visit the new brewery and try another six pack.
Mar 21, 2011
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Reviewed by aranheaney from New York

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a DFH Snifter, picked up by my lovely wife as part of a "Craft"-your-own six at Wegman's...

A-Jet black, almost no-head, a touch of lacing

S-good roast, malt, classic porter

T-interesting, a little bit watery and thin, but decent

M-again decent, I don't get too much of the cream

D-decent, very drinkable
Feb 22, 2011
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Reviewed by thekevlarkid from Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Out of a bottle this beer was a nearly opaque, dark-brown/black color. The head was one finger of mocha-colored foam that retained itself well and left light lacing. The aroma was on-point; I smelled roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate and a slightly nutty and dry note. The flavors also displayed the chocolate/coffee/nuts combination plus some burnt bread, hints of toasted walnuts and a bitter, dry finish. It was more bitter than I first expected, especially as it warmed up and it did indeed strike me as a cream porter, even though I don't really know what that means. The mouthfeel was creamy, the body full and the carbonation medium/light. It was an ok beer, overall, but also a rather generic one. I may have had high hopes for this one, but after it was over I found myself thinking, "Really? That's it?"
Feb 21, 2011
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: A pitch black pour with an inch or so of tannish foam; a few strands of lace are left behind

Smell: Wonderful roasty aroma that is filled with milk chocolate and graham cracker; makes me think of a s'more by the campfire

Taste: After a mocha opening, the roasty elements really deliver by mid-palate; in the middle, a trace of caramel arrives along with the lactose; the finish, however, is surprisingly dry

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Just a great beer overall; would love to see this in an imperial version

Thanks, sliverx, for the opportunity and to RochesterAaron, for the chance to re-visit
Feb 14, 2011
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Reviewed by lovindahops from New York

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
the girlfriend got all hyped up on local brews and grabbed a variety pack of CB which I am thankful for

A- Opaque, opaque, opaque, with a darkened fudge head of foam that is worthwhile. BIG TIME! The lacing will not leave the brew!

S- charcoal, chocolate, nutty themes! Impressive! There is some sweetness involved that blends with a mocha dark chocolate theme. No question it's unique

T- smokey and flavorful.The brew captures a sweet sugary flavor. Very appeasing

M- good cream and flavor that blends with a malty sugar flavor. Well done

M- creamy and flavor all over the palate

D- CB makes an amazing brew. In all aspects. They love flying low key... nevertheless, this is a BREW!
Feb 12, 2011
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is a dark, black brew with a frothy tan head. It's smell is a wonderful mix of smoky malt and chocolate. Some nutty, earthy scents are present as well, although the hop aroma are very restrained. The flavor is solid, with a great chocolate character and lots of malt. Again, less emphasis on the hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy...rich and sweet. Nice dinkability. Enjoyable.
Jan 29, 2011
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Reviewed by JSahrle from New York

5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is my favorite beer ever!

I love it on tap and in growlers. I do not care for it in the bottle.

a - very dark brown. Almost black. Tan head.

s - smokey malts, some milk chocolate.

t - full flavor, milk chocolate, roasted coffee, and chocolate. some bitterness. but not too much

m - perfect carbonation. nice.

o - excellent. most folks wouldnt like this on a warm summer day after mowing the lawn. i however, love it!
Jan 24, 2011
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Reviewed by rlee1390 from Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A-A deep black with about 1/2 a finger head, that dissipates, but ends up leaving behind some lacing.

S-Coffee and Roasted Malts

T-A very sweet beer, starts with coffee and roasted malts. Some chocolate flavors, not very bitter.

M-Medium bodied and slightly creamy.

D-Very sweet so a good drinker.
Jan 22, 2011
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Reviewed by MrDanno96 from New York

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours pitch black and immediately has almost no head. Some foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

S: The nose is dominated by nice roasted malt and coffee, with perhaps a hint of dark chocolate mixed in as well.

T: As with the nose, very roasty with notes of coffee and just a touch of chocolate.

M: Medium bodied with a decent bite of carbonation in the finish. Perhaps a touch over carbonated. I wouldn't mind this being a little smoother.

D: A decent porter overall. I like the roasted malt character a lot, but I could do with a little less carbonation.
Jan 16, 2011
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Reviewed by CaptDavyJones from New York

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured a really dark brown to pitch black (in the glass) from a 12 oz bottle with no ABV or freshness date on the label.
Decent tan colored head that dissipates slowly.
Aroma is full of roasted malts with hints of dark chocolate and coffee.
Taste is a very good blend of coffee and malt with hints of chocolate and a perfect mildly bitter, crisp finish. This is one hell of a porter, full bodied and delicious.
Rich, creamy mouthfeel that leaves you wanting more. Nice lacing along the glass with good carbonation.
The low ABV and the delicious taste make this a VERY drinkable porter. This is a 'must-have' porter and comes highly recommended.
Dec 30, 2010
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Reviewed by greenmonstah from New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a growler I got at CB, which is located in my hometown of Honeoye Falls and makes what I think is the best damn root beer on earth, Iron Fireman.

A - Pitch black with a finger of light brown head. Good lacing, looks impressive

S - Aroma of coffee and roasted malts.

T - Follows the nose, with strong coffee flavors and a hint of hop.

M - Medium body with average carbonation and a slight dryness in the finish

D - Very quaffable and delicious. A great beer and good example of the style.
Dec 11, 2010
CB's Double Dark Cream Porter from CB Craft Brewers
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 87 ratings