Point Reyes Porter | Marin Brewing Company

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Point Reyes PorterPoint Reyes Porter

Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by xlperro on 06-17-2002

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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 55
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of biglite351
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Sliver of orange. Tall tight tan head

S - Mild malts and cocoa. Mild but nice

T - Roasted malts with some dark fruit. Mild bitter hit

M - Thick with good coating, howver it seemed bubbly like a cola

O - a lot of potential but it falls a little short

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

About the most distinctive flavor of dark roasted barley I can remember. Nice balancing act between the sweet malt and the black charred flavors. Near black with a brown edge in the Leffe goblet. Nice and sudsy with a fine carbonation on the tongue. I like this more as I sip on it. Really a big mouthful of flavor. Nose of caramel with some hoppy resins. Moderate bitterness. A little sour burnt malt taste, but just enough to give it an edge.

22 oz bottle from Beer Revolution in Oakland. Not a bad deal for $4.99.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, no freshness date, poured into pint glass

Visual: Pours black with a cream-tan head.

Nose: Butter-bread, dark chocolate, caramel, followed by a spicy astringency.

Taste: Mild coffee, toasted grain, sweet berries (jam like sweetness), chocolate.

Mouth: Medium body, light middle, leaves sticky.

Overall: I like it. Up front the taste is pretty good. I especially like the berry sweetness; however, my palate grew immune to the taste midway through the beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown color with a little tan foam and a little bit of lace on side of the glass from first sip to last gulp! The smell of roasted coffee and spice had a pleasant aroma. The taste of roasted coffee (a little bitter) was evident, along with roasted malts and some kind of spice.

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3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours black with a medium off-white to tan head. Some good lace. Solid retention.

S: Dark chocolate, hint of roast with some coffee, charcoal, straightforward porter smell.

T: Dominated by dark chocolate with a hint of creamed coffee. Subtle balancing hops work and make a delicious easy drinking porter beer.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, soft carbonation, easy on the palate.

D: Just solid. A textbook American porter, nothing great here, but good drinking pint.

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Photo of rambo10546
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had this at the restaurant in Point Reys Station and in the bottle from the grocery in Point Reys Station.

This is one of the two best Porters I have ever tasted in my life. It is so smooth and creamy with a distinct coffee with vanilla and caramel overtones.
It is very dark and will not pass direct sunlight. It has a perfect head and holds it really well. It is so easy to drink it is like drinking iced coffee.

My only dislike is the price since it usually sells for $6.00 a bottle.
CAUTION - Do not buy this beer if it has not been refrigerated from the time it was made until you drink it. If left on the shelf at room temperature it will go bad in short order. The Bev-Mo in Encinitas refuses to refrigerate it and I refuse to buy it unrefrigerated. I have complained to Marin Brewing to no avail.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very deep brown with a creamy toffee colored head. Lots of malt in the nose, reminiscent of chocolate chip cookies--interesting!

Lots of roast malt and coffee at the beginning but it's the subtle hops that linger on the finish.

My only complaint is that this particular one is over carbed--could be the bar (but it's Fathers Office in LA so that's a rare thing if it's their doing).

Will try again in bottle should I come across it!

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Point Reyes Porter from Marin Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 98 ratings