5 Seasons Blackbird Porter
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   ABV: -
Porter dates from the 1720's and is the predecessor to Stout. Ours is a Robust Porter with plenty of body and a deep garnet, almost black color. It is slightly sweet with chocolate & coffee aromas and a slight toffee/molasses finish. Hop and roasted grain flavors are present, but unlike Stout, the Porter profile is balanced with no single dominating component. We use 7 grains and only the finest English Fuggles hops to brew Blackbird Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On tap at 5 Seasons. Poured deep brown with garnet highlights and a long-standing, creamy beige head. The aroma picked up a well-roasted impression of semi-sweet chocolate and coffee notes with slightly sour woodsy and black patent notes on the back. The flavor found dry-roasted black and chocolatey malts surrounded by slightly sour oaky and spicy character around.. a touch sweeter on the finish with semi-sweet chocolates and black peppery notes. Medium-bodied and roasty on the palate with moderate carbonation.. drier with an OK flow. Very serviceable porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4783) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Opaque with a small creamy head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa and light char. Flavor is similar, with some sweet pecan added. Medium body is smooth and roasty-dryish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2008
On draft at North brewpub. Delicious roasty aroma, full of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee undertones. It was served a tad cold and warming the glass really released more aroma. Beer came in glass with minimal crown poured from tap, very opaque. Velvety mouthfeel with prominent roasted flavours up front, hop profile increases then tapers off to a clean finish. Very nice balance and leaves a desirable roasted malt and chocolate aftertaste without any troubling hop bitterness. Very balanced beer and worth a taste if you live anywhere in Atlanta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2008
This one had a delicious fresh aroma, really clean, with hints of chocolate and cocoa. Roasty with a nutty coffee-esque flavor, hops come through in the finish giving just the right amount of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1279) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Deep burgundy color with a thick tan head. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee and bitter chocolate, with little hoppiness. Finishes bitter and sweet. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Tap. Pours Black, Tan rocky head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor has a sweet nutty and fruitiness to it. Dried black cherries or a slice of fruit leather. Light-medium bodied. Full of whole grain flavor. Finishes with a deep earthy hop bitterness. Perhaps the finest beer currently pouring!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (4991) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2007
One of the best brews that 5 Seasons has ever produced, if not their all-time best! It pours a rich, opaque sable with a thick, light tan head. Aroma is malty with a smoky undertone and a hint of coffee. Flavor is rich with undertone of burnt coffee, a peaty hint, and a touch of fruity sweetness. This porter is smooth and scrumptuous. I heartily recommend it to all my fellow stout and porter lovers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: January 21, 2002
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: Dark brown, frothy tan head leaving dripping lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate malt aroma
Body: rich velvety smooth body
Flavor: lots of roasted flavor, touch of roasted bitterness in the finish, a cross between a porter and a stout

Date: January 12, 2003
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Appearance: headless
Flavor: nice chocolate flavor with lots of roasted character

Date: October 25, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Appearance: opaque dark brown with ruby edges, creamy tan head
Aroma: rich roasted aroma with dark chocolate, hint of dark caramel
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, nice dark caramel sweetness, touch of coffee character

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Dark brown with off white head. Nice roasty malty aroma. Mediujm mouth feel. Nutty roasted matls, hints of caramel with light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Draught. Pours opaque brown with a solid beige head. It has a roasty chocolate aroma. The flavor is also quite roasty with some deep, earthy coffee, just a touch of something like maple, and a chocolatey sweet finish. I am impressed.

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