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
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Deep, dark black appearance with a tight mocha head and good lacing. Clean, hard to describe aroma - milky/creamy to pin a label on it. Chocolately, with a little bit of coffee. No oilyness noted. Turns just a tad harsh near the end - does not ruin it though. All in all a good porter from a great brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Nearly opaque dark brown pour has nicely-lacing light tan head. Aroma has a good sweet malty roasted character. Body starts with a sweet roasty maltiness and good hints of smoke with a sticky dark chocolate finish and nice mild bitterness throughout. A very drinkable and enjoyable porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (5055) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (5032) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Nice smokey/roast cocoa aroma. Cola brown, big khaki head. Creamy, cocoa and roast flavor. Threatens to go coffee-tart but then relents. A long lasting hop and coffee bitter finish. Sturdy body. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4832) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Draft at the 5. Dark black color with a thin light tan head. Big roast in the aroma and flavor. Bitter chocolate, full roasted coffee, and hints of smoke mixed in. Crisp with a light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Nice tasty, creamy porter. Very black, nice creamy tan head. Low bitterness and hopping, but nice complex malts. It's not as heavy and as rich as a stout, but manages to keep the malts big enough to avoid falling into bland porterland.

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