Brewed by 961 Beer - Gravity Brewing
Style: Porter
Mazraat Yachoua, Lebanon


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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The 961 Porter is a take on the traditional Engish beer that originates from the pubs of London. The Porter is brewed in the classical manner, using dark roasted malts with a rich addition of Crystal malts, and is hopped with English varieties. This beer, with 5.6% ABV, has complex aromatic notes of caramel, coffee, raisins, chocolate, nut and toast.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (802) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a light creamy/boozy head. Aromas of smoke, light coffee, and fruity hops behind the upfront malts. Flavors of light smoke, light wood, and a slight grassy hop undertone. Watery on the palate, lightly sweet, lightly bitter and leaves a nice medium smoke aftertaste. Not to complex. The smoke stands out the most of all the other elements.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1371) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Undated 330ml bottle poured into a snifter. Dark brown color has a nice reddish tone and is topped by a moderate tan head. The head quickly to reduces to a lasting ring. Surprisingly clear hop note in the nose, along with the expected dark roasted malts. Suggestions of old coffee, toasted bread and nuts in the aroma. Both the nose and the initial taste suggest a significant sourness that never materializes. Good sweet/bitter balance. Hints of caramel, raisins, dark toasted bread and coffee, with a clearer coffee note in the mildly bitter aftertaste. The body is a medium-full with a light-moderate carbonation and a smooth, nearly creamy feel. Overall, a decent and enjoyable porter, although the particular combination of English hops and malts was not ideal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
12 oz. single, $2 at Binnyís. Iíd think more people wouldíve rushed for this one to be able to tick off the heretofore unobtainable Lebanon on their stats. My experience with beers made in both Israel and Palestine have found they didnít travel well (in a friendís luggage, anyway). But this has come over much better. A roasty malt smell, maybe more apt for a stout, perhaps. Black body with bubbles clinging to the sides like a cola, pours a thick head that dwindles away. Taste is also a bit more roasty than I expect for a porter, though not a stout. A little sweet, though. Mouthfeel is kind of light and thin. Still, many overseas beers without a lot of abv donít come over here in this decent of a shape.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Leather nose. Mahogany, headless. Medium body. Rich leather flavor, but surprisingly, no other nuances. Not a typical porter, but by now I have learned that this brewery doesnít do typical. Unique and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinVA (1009) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours oily black with a very slight tan ring. No lacing. Overall very light carbonation. Aroma of light chocolate and fresh coffee grounds. Taste is sweet vanilla tinged coffee. It really lingers on the tongue. Not cloying at all. Very velvety mouthfeel. Easy drinking. Wish it finished a bit more dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4oz pour from bottle at Churchkey. Poured a dark color. Aroma was some roasted and toasted malts. Flavor was pretty rich, enjoyable roasted malts. Enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle. Hazy brown color, small tan edge head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is pleasantly roasty and light, easy to drink. My favorite ofnthe night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Associated Supermarket, Bushwick sixer ($15): Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is light porter. Body is pretty light. Slightly sweet. Nice amount of roasted malt. This is a pretty average porter, but definitely good considering where this is from. The best of the 961 beers that I have tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierkrug (2109) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2012
330 ml Bottle picked up at Samís Beverage Shop in Beirut. Pours a dark thick brown almost black color with a fast to go brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, nuts and sweet wood. Taste is very complex and mellow but much like the aroma. Palate is smooth and leaves you wanting more. One of the best beers in the Middle East.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1523) - USA - JUN 1, 2012
Dark brown in color... Malty toasty aroma... On par with many of the porters in the states, roasted malt and caramel character, definitely enjoyable..

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