The Captain's Porter | Moon River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
75 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moon River Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
moonriverbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 33
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a small, medium tan head on a black body. good retention and lace.

S - coffee and rich brown malt.

T - roasty, dru malt up front with some coffee and chocolate in the finish.

m - medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - not complex, but its well made and satisfying.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1.5 finger head on a very dark with little light getting through body.

S: lots of coffee and chocolate malts. Some roasted malts and a little smokey.

T: nice coffee and espresso presence. Roasted Malta and dark chocolates round this one out.

M: smooth with medium to full body and light carbonation.

Overall: nice body for a porter. Not quite smokey enough but the coffee is just right.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another fine beer from this place probably tied for the best beer of the day with me. Served in a pint glass, beer is black with a tan head, thin, moderate to low carbonation, some lacing.

Aroma is sweet and has a mild roast.

Beer is a little thinner than expected, strong through, nice roast flavors, finish isn't too dry, not too bitter either. The beer is relatively well balanced between the malt and the roast finish. I may have this again one day.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At Moon River. Nearly black pour, basicly no head, just a few white bubbles.

Aroma, toasted malt, caramel and some chocolates. Not a real strong nose.

Taste, more than the aroma. Still just a fair amount of roast but a little acrid. Slight sour note that I didn't care for. Some more chocolate and peat then coffee in the finish.

To the light side of mid, a tad thin really. Carbonation was fine despite what the appearance showed. Easy enough to drink.

Maybe this was an old barrel, didn't see what others did with this one. All in all very average, which is just fine, someone has to be.

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4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewpub, nice place, just sayin

Came to me almost black, its a really dark amber, little head, foam is a beige color, good lacing.

Very chocolatey in the nose, little bits of coffee and other roasted bitterness.

Taste is a little thin for my liking, chocolatey with a little bit of roasted bitterness and a metallic tinge on the finish.

Light in body, a little thin as I said earlier, super smooth though.

Overall, I really like this brew, would get it again, hopefully I'll be back in savannah soon

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4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes, Enjoyed September 3 at Savannah Craft Brew Fest '11.
L: Pours delicious brown-black with an ice cream float looking head. F--- yeh.

S: Toasty, smokey malts, subtle coffee and dark chocolate nose. I want one now.

T&M: NOICE. Similar to smell...subtle dark chocolate/ coffee notes, roasted and smokey malts. Slightly bitter. Go on with ya bad self Moon Riv. Easy drinking porter, far from thin, but polished off a few before noticing I was holding up the line.

O: A must try for fans of porters. This might have been my favorite dark beer from the Brew Fest. I live a state above and have never seen/heard of these guys/ this brew.

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3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As with most beers here, it is served in a modified imperial pint type glass. The beer is jet black with just a skim of a tan head.

Nose of dark chocolate, roasted malts and something sweet like molasses.

The taste is roasty, with charred malts and a bit of baker's chocolate. Slightly bitter from the roast but not a hop based bitterness.

The mouth is slightly thin. It was drinkable but in the end not that memorable.

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The Captain's Porter from Moon River Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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