Estes Park Porter | Estes Park Brewery

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Estes Park PorterEstes Park Porter

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Estes Park Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-18-2002

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Dthophead79
5/5  rDev +56.7%

Photo of ssjkyle
4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, vanilla. The taste is malty, chocolate/toffee, vannila. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of kimcgolf
3.98/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured to a dark brown with hints of ruby, thick tan head that quickly settled to a tan ring and very good lacing. Aroma was that of malt sweetness, nuts and coffee. The flavor was a very pleasant roasted nut blended well with the malty sweetness. Althought the body was a tad on the thin side, the finish was very pleasant and warming. Don’t know what everyone else is rating, but I actually really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of Beejay
3.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown, with root beer coloring at the edges when held to the light. Nice tan head on top.

S: A nice sweet chocolate scent comes out right away. Dark grains with hints of mocha, roasty aroma, and raisons.

T: Roasted malts, and a hint of chocolate are present. There is a bit of a english yeast characteristic that matches the grains well.

M: Medium bodied, with a creamy feel to it, and a slightly lower carbonation level.

O: Overall quite enjoyable. Nice dark malt character. Good.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A traditional British-style porter - more malt forward than an American version.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchster
3.79/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a clear dark mahogany, forming a small rocky tan head with poor retention and average lacing. Carbonation is mild to moderate. Aroma is pleasant with darkly roasted and slightly smoked malts, oily french roast, distant bitter chocolate, slight hink of chalk..actually quite nice smell going on here. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a medium body. The taste is an echo of the aroma, with a light alcohol note in the middle. The finish is moderately dry with an earthy, woody mild bitterness and touches of pine resin, chalk, and light smoke in the aftertaste. There is an off-flavor of isopropyl and mild fusels towards the end.

Overall, the aroma on this is a winner, but the alcohol hurts it's enjoyability. This has alot of promise if they could clean it up a bit. The astringency is a little much as well.

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Photo of tronester
3.78/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, almost black in color. The head is thin and creamy and tan in color. Smells of a hint of coffee and some ripe fruit. Flavor begins with a hint of some bananna, followed by some sweet bread, then some milk chocolate, and a hint of earthy hops in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Overall a good porter that I would get again.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Musky
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Label was indicative of area where brewed. Poured extremly foamy not sure if it's over carbonated, had to let it rest 5 minutes to pour entire bottle into pint glass. Bubbles are small, brownish in tint, lacing the glass as they recede. Aroma is very cocoa with little hop aroma to be noticed. Rich and creamy mouthfeel, chocolate taste, very smooth on the palate. No hop aroma that I noticed. Good beer true to it's style.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richkrull
3.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of manahansf
3.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Well presented roasted chocolate malt aroma over a nice creamy tan head. Clear, deep dark brown color with moderate levels of carbonation. Great malt and hop balance, done very well. Smooth chocolate and coffee flavors in a nice viscous body. Ends with a smooth chocolate sweet finish and fades slowly and nicely.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beaver13
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar.

The aroma is sweet lactic chocolate with some acidic roasted malts and coffee.

The flavor is sweet lactic chocolate and nuts with some astringent roasted malts and coffee. The finish has enough bitterness for good balance. The mouthfeel is medium and watery with almost no carbonation (seems to be common of EP beers).

Overall, a pretty decent and under-rated porter. If it was a little less watery (and thus subdued) and less acidic, this would be really good.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a clear dark ruby with just a thin film of a beige head. Pretty decent bittersweet chocolate nose. Nice roasted character to this porter. Some subtle bittersweet tones and slight coffee bean as well. Pretty decent hop attributes. Seemingly of the NW variety. Body is a little light. Maybe Medium or so. The beer is not overly bitter but not overly packed with flavor either. Regardless, it's not too bad of a porter.

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Photo of jar2574
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is an easy-to-drink porter that doesn't stand out, but isn't bad either. The appearance is dark, flat. Absolutely no head. The smell is roasted malts. The taste is malty, coffee, dark, smooth. There isn't a ton of excitement here, but it'd be a good session beer.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrIPA
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Eric908
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of vcoggins
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Estes Park Porter from Estes Park Brewery
3.19 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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