Black Earth Porter | Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Wisconsin, United States
greatdanepub.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark and full-bodied, this is our interpretation of the classic English Porter style. Made with nine varieties of malt and assertively hopped, our porter is packed with flavor. Strong coffee and chocolate tones create a special brew for those advancing on the path of fine beer appreciation.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,702
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
89
pDev:
9.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Dave2234
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Just a nice, full and earthy porter. Pour a full black with some dirt brown foam. Smell is roasty and earthy. Taste is centered around earthy malts with accents of coffee, dark chocolate and maybe some licorice. Full body to complement dark tones

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Photo of Stevedore
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably my go-to beer at Great Dane whenever I find myself there. Dark cola brown body, one finger offwhite head, good retention, bits of lacing; with a smell of toasted grain, slight smoke, milk chocolate and a little earth. Flavour follows; smooth milk chocolate, touch of smoke and slightly burnt malt, a bit of earthy chocolate on the backend. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, nice reasonably creaminess, not difficult to drink. Packs a good amount of flavour overall, always easy to drink.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kazahkstan
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick, opaque black with a persistent two-finger mahogany head with lots of lacing. Pours at a warmer, cellar temperature to bring out the flavor. Smell is lacking, subtle scents of Smokey coffee and dark chocolate.
Taste is powerful, bittersweet dark chocolate, smokey dark roast coffee, sweetness eminates from the chocolate notes. Feel is absolutely perfect, smooth and a little creamy, the head adds more texture, like a frothy milkshake.
Overall a solid Porter. Save this for dessert and pair it with a chocolate malt or cake.

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Photo of mpolewan
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkleu357
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

On cask at the Great Dane. I’m not really a fan of there beer, but this one is ok. Very smooth mouthfeel. Good coffee and chocolate taste. Aroma was a similar coffee and chocolate.

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3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Black Earth Porter from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 89 ratings