Shastafarian Porter | Mount Shasta Brewing

Shastafarian PorterShastafarian Porter
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Shastafarian PorterShastafarian Porter

Brewed by:
Mount Shasta Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Crotor on 07-26-2004

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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black in the middle, brown to the edge, 3/5" tan head. Burnt aroma, lesser chocolate malt feels.

Taste cracked the big roast notes. Chewy, not boozy, nice, seems like their best beer. Bitter, yet not overly so. Its a good robust porter well hopped, substantial amount of malt without it getting sticky or overly thick.

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Photo of IrishCowboyBend
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of detgfrsh
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Black with no head. Doesn't smell like much at all, maybe a hint of malt. Medium feel with a taste of rich malts and some bitterness. Decent, but a little bland. It's very drinkable, but could use a little something to give more aroma and complement the malt in the taste.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the bottle mahogany dark brown. The one inch tan head settles to a thin film on top. Smells like bitter dark chocolate, faint coffee and herbal hops. Taste is bitter up front. Dark chocolate, subtle coffee and an earthy hop presence. Pretty good.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt.
The taste is dark chocolate bitterness, roasted malt and wood. Really nice.
The texture is crisp.
A good porter.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty, dark brown color. Big rich head with fine pale tan foam, good persistence.

Smells a bit lager-y, pilsener-y. Not my thing.

Mild flavor.

Moderate mouthfeel with nice fine carbonation.

Finish is decent, bitter in a slighly asphalty licorice-y way, not the cocoa, maltiness that I prefer.

Overall, a decent porter, but there'll usually be better choices.

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Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SuperMario
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTbrew32
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Black in color and a three finger mocha colored head produced.

Aroma- Bitter toasted malts and sweet chocolate.

Taste- Bitter roasted malts up front followed by a semi sweet chocolate and some more roasted bitterness in the finish. Maybe a bit of acidic citrus from the hops as well.

Feel- High carbonation, light to medium carbonation, and a dry relatively clean finish.

Overall- This is exactly what I expect from a porter at the bare minimum. Carbonation is on the higher side, lots of roasted malts yet sweetness from the chocolate to add balance, and a dry finish. Very good porter with a blend of balanced flavor and drinkability.

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Photo of Alpha309
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, malted milk, and Tootsie Roll candy aromas. Taste is much the same with dark roasted malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with really nice aromas and tasty flavors.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of boxer0029
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Dsimenson
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pilsner at the Hi-Lo Cafe in Weed, while admiring Mt. Shasta out the window. Deep brown color--red brown when held up to the setting sun. One finger head does not last long, with minimal lacing. Arab is a bit subdued--it hasn't warmed up enough yet--roasted malt and lovely floral hops. Flavor is rich with roasted malt, coffee, a little toffee and chocolate, and a mild to moderate bitter hops finish. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit foamy. Overall this is a very good porter, quite enjoyable. I am not an expert but I recommend drinking porters (and stouts) a bit warmer--start with a room temperature glass.

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Photo of JIMMER
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mpenning13
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of MattSlem
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Onelove
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of 111213forlife
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Shastafarian Porter from Mount Shasta Brewing
Beer rating: 62.6% out of 100 with 91 ratings
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