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Ten Pin Porter! | Ska Brewing Co.

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3.87/5
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217 Ratings
Ten Pin Porter!Ten Pin Porter!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 03-06-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
217
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
4.54
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

didnt care for the nefarious ten pin imperial version, so i tried this semi doubtfully. i was impressed though. it pours chocolatey dark brown with a very minimal tan head thats reduced to patches after just a minute or so. it smells like deep dark smokey malts and cocoa powder. theres also a bitterness to this, but at this point im unsure if is from the hops of from burnt malt. the flavor confirms its hops, surprisingly hoppy on the tail end. theres plenty of chocolate going on too, raw and unrefined, but just in a supporting role. feel is smooth and drinkable, well enough carbonated for a porter, and the finish is long and layered. overal much much much better th.n its imperial big brother. this is a yummy session porter, perfect for autumn,

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a jet black color with a one-finger, light brown colored head of bubbly foam. Some decent retention and a little lacing.

S - It smelled of chocolate, toffee, caramel and some floral notes.

T - It tasted of chocolate and toffee with a coffee-like, bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied porter with a dry finish.

D - This is another high quality brew from Ska. A tasty, sessionable porter.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.64/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Small tan head quickly dies into practically no lacing above a super dark brown to black colored porter.

Light aroma of roasted to almost burnt chocolate malts aroma.

Dark roasted chocolate and light coffee malt tastes that has a slight bitterness to it.

A dry aftertaste that harbors some of the dark chocolate malts on this creamy full bodied beer.

A very worthy porter.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured nearly black but actually dark brown with orangish highlights. The tan head is moderate in size and retention. Good lacing.

S: A surprising amount of coffee in the aroma, with plenty of dark roasted malts and a hint of chocolate.

T: Roasted malts, soft coffee, toffee and a little brown sugar. Slightly sweet at the start but turns nearly bitter by the finish

M-- Light-medium body and carbonation.

O: A good porter, not overly sweet despite the apparent scarity of hops.

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Photo of oberon
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours more of a ddep amber than brown with almost no head to speak of,aromas deeply roasted malt and and coffee are dominant.Taste is of dark roast coffee and earthy/nutty with a little odd soapy aftertaste to it.A pretty decent porter first beer from Ska may try some others.

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Photo of russpowell
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brownish to dark molassses appearance held to the light it does pass theough nicely. Creamy head with brownish bubbles. Smells or alcohol, fruit & some hops. Has a great full malty feeling on the tounge. Would go great with steak or dessert. Hard to be unbiased, I enjoy all the beer from this brewery! Would get old after 3 or 4...

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Photo of woodychandler
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured with a big, deep-tan head with light retention. The color was a deep brown with garnet highlights. The nose gave off a slight licorice aspect along with a light chocolate smell. The mouthfeel was light with the chocolate taste reappearing on the tongue. The finish had a mild smokiness overlaying the continued chocolaty-ness. Yum yum. It also produced decent lacing throughout. Now, I’m definitely headed back to John’s.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mahogany brown with a big splash of ruby. I'm able to see light all the way through the beer, so it's not overly dark. The head is light tan, is on the small side, falls to a thin film and leaves an average amount of lace in ragged rings. The nose is roasted malty with a suggestion of coffee, but is too underpowered.

The flavor is an improvement on both the appearance and the aroma. The taste buds are treated to roasted malt with an undercurrent of dark chocolate and weak black coffee. There's more sweetness than in many porters, but it works out fine.

The flavor profile isn't deep or complex. Still, TPP! is a flavorful American porter. The finish is medium in length and the mouthfeel is medium for the style. Thicker and richer would be better, but it's really okay for the ABV.

Ska Ten Pin Porter! is good beer (a spare), not great beer (a strike). I could see myself drinking it on a semi-regular basis if it was available in this region of the country.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

dark brown in color and nearly completely opaque. A huge brown head then rose up over the top of it and took forever to settle down, only actually fading depositing large amounts of side glass lacing.

Lots of wonderful chocolate notes, fresh brewed coffee with that delicate sweetness added in that just made the whole thing really come together wonderfully. Smooth mellow taste here. chocolate right up in your face, smooth notes of sugar mixed in along with hints of light vanilla. Wonderful feel here with deleicate carbonation that avoided the too filling side of it. it was almost too good, and too easy to drink, this went down way too fast.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just got back from Disney vacation and need to unwind with a couple of Ten Pin Porters from SKA. The appearance is quite nice...dark rich color with nice ecru creamy head. The smell has a light roast and malt nose. The taste is pretty darn good. SKA was able to get a decent body on a porter without selling their sole to high ABV. There roastyness hits well to start then comes off the pallete clean, but leaves just enough to keep the taste going. The mouthfeel is beautiful for a nice taste porter....perfect for cooler nights. Absolutely worth a try!

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of tdm168
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - dark brownish black with absolutely no head to speak of

S - creamy chocolate, roasted malts

T - chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, figs, plums

M - a bit thin, medium bodied, lightly carbonated

This beer is a bit disappointing. The appearance and mouthfeel both present as flat. The flavor is OK, but it lacks any complexity and could use a bit of hop bitterness for balance. This is easy to drink, but in the end forgettable. I'll pass in the future.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Tone
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight alcohol, roasted malt, hint of hops, slight caramel malt, and hint of dark citrus. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight caramel malt, hint of hops, and a hint of dark citrus. Overall, good blend and body.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep,dark brown brown color, big, fluffy, creamy head.
Aroma: creamy, vanila-ish, soda-like, high carbonation.
Taste: nice, high carbonation, cola-flavor continues, rich, tasty flavor, nicely roasted, as any decent porter should be, ...tasty, yes, hints of chocolate, whispers of espresso, a very nice, average porter.

Much thanks to vitiola for this one!

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear brown color that sports some mahogany highlights. A one finger head lingers a while. Some moderate lacing paints the glass.

Smell: roasted malts, chocolate, and hint of molasses are easily detectable.

Taste: roasted malts, molasses, mild chocolate flavors, and a hint of coffee make up a well balanced porter. Bitterness is mild but noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Nice and smooth on the tongue. Relatively short aftertaste as the chcocolate and molasses lingers in the mouth.

Drinkability: nice session porter here. This was the best beer of the variety pack I purchased from Ska.

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Photo of tommy5
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -22.5%

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Ten Pin Porter! from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 217 ratings
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