5 Seasons Two Pence Porter
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   ABV: -
Porter dates from the 1720’s and is the predecessor to Stout. It was called the “workman’s beer” as it was strong, but nutritious. Ours is a robust porter with abundant body and a deep garnet, almost ebony color. It is slightly sweet with chocolate & coffee aromas. Hop and roasted grain flavors are present, balanced with imported English hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
On tap at the Prado 5 Seasons. Pours black, with a small, creamy, tan head. Nose is roasted coffee, syrup, bitter chocolate, and a little licorice. Sweet, with a significant bitterness, and a long, acrid, bitter aftertaste. Medium to heavy body, chalky, and thick. Overall, this is a weak, unpleasant porter. Could be much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3926) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
5.5% on tap at the brewpub. Pours a translucent brownish black with lady off-white head that sticks lightly. Aroma of light soy and dark cocoa. Taste follows, but bigger than the nose. Smooth and easy, nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4205) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
A fine English porter, served a bit too cold in a standard pint glass at the Prado location. Lingering dark malt flavor with a light touch of smoke and spicy English hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear brown with a tan head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has notes of roasted malts with a hint of chocolate, but a bit one note. Flavor has roasted malts up front that mellow to allow a dark bread note to come out but a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2837) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2010
A nice black appearance with a moderate white head. The aroma is smokey with chocolate and coffee. The flavor is rather bitter with some coffee and a bit of smoked malts. A nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Draft at 5 Seasons Westside 08/07/2010. I hope I am rating the correct beer as I was told at the brewpub this is an "Aged Porter" and my ticket called it "Imperial Porter". Served in a Tulip. Poured a burnt brown (almost black) with a brown head. Aroma: faint smoke, chocolate & stale espresso (in a good way), mild roasted grain, faint alcohol, wood, earth... maybe some notes of plum. The taste carries this out but with a mellowed sourness and notes of molasses. Medium to full body. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Left a sticky film in my glass when finished. Nice complexity for a Porter and very well balanced. Overall: Excellent - comes across like an Aged Imperial Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6299) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Draft pint at the brewpub. Decent enough aroma, but this delivers a powerhouse milky chocolate delight. Wow. (#3855, 2/23/2010)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
On tap at brewpub. Poured a dark brown with a creamy tan head. It took a while for this to come from the tap, really creamy. Aroma is mix of roasted malt, light chocolate, earthy sweet malt. Taste is similarly roastey, with chocolate and some sweetness. Body is creamy and full. Finish is smooth and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5757) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Dark brown with a creamy tan head and lace. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt. Coffee, roasted malt flavor with a good malt bitter. Thin/medium bodied beer with decent carbonation but a tad watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4772) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Appearance: Decent clarity to the dark brown crowned with a dense layer of beige foam. Smell: An earthy nose of dark malts, slightly roasty, and displaying malty notes of chocolate and, to a lesser degree, coffee. Taste: Robust dark maltiness with the chocolate and coffee carrying over from the aroma. Very minor accents of smoke and vanilla. In the middle there’s a slight bitterness, along with further roasty, earthy tones. A bit of chocolate on the drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A quality, enjoyable porter that would pair well with a variety of foods but is also a tasty, competent brew that I could down a few of at the bar.

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