Nitro Porter | Cumberland Brews

BA SCORE
83.7%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 49 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cumberland Brews
Kentucky, United States
cumberlandbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GuinnessSmurf on 04-28-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,628
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
49
Liked:
41
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
10.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nitro creaminess. Some roast but not much else.

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3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of KYGunner
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Not a fan of Nitro beers because the blast of nitrogen washes away the flavor and this is no different. There are hidden glimpses of stout like malts, char and chocolate. The mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat creamy but all seems lost in the nitrogen.

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Photo of Buschyfor3
4/5  rDev +1%

Serving: 16oz draft off of a nitro-tap served in a tumbler @ Cumberland Brewing Company

A: Dark brown hues with just enough of a shimmer through the middle from the cascading effect to discern that it is in fact a deep brown and not black; one finger’s worth of a lighter, khaki-colored head, but you can tell its super creamy and dense just by looking at it.

S: The aroma isn’t particularly strong, but you do get some nice notes of dark malt, a lightly roasted coffee aroma, and just the faintest sugary hint – like a touch of brown sugar or caramel. It’s pleasant, if a bit muted.

T: While I didn’t get much chocolate on the nose, you do begin to pick it up on the palate and it’s a more of a cocoa powdery chocolate but not really bittering; blends nicely with the dark, bready flavors and hints at some dark fruitiness; coffee notes and roasted malt does come through stronger mid sip towards the finish, but again it seems to exercise a great deal of restraint. You know the flavors are there, but you have to dig for them. Still, pleasing with a bit of a lingering touch of smoke and that cocoa flavor settling out.

M: Very creamy; really lays down on the tongue and shows a nice bit of body for a porter; not as thick as a milk stout, but the nitro really gives this beer some extra heft.

O: A good, solid porter by a local brewery that I enjoy supporting. I personally think this is their best offering, and always my first choice when I stop by for dinner and drinks with friends (If you find yourself in Louisville, you ought to check out Cumberland - great beer and food to boot). A pleasing flavor profile, and while I would like it to be a bit more expressive, what’s there has the hallmarks of a quality made American Porter. It is made all the more enjoyable by an exquisitely creamy body thanks to running this through a nitro tap.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Nitro Porter from Cumberland Brews
Beer rating: 83.7% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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