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

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Greavsie (8) - - JUN 6, 2013 does not count
The colour of black coffee (so more sort of dark brown than black), nice malty nose and the flavour of a really good chocolate malt milkshake. Very drinkable indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19212) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2013
Bottled, thanks Bierkrug! Near black, small head. Rich coffee aroma. dryish with medium body and soft mouthfeel.Nicely roasty with lots of coffee and figs. Mid bitter finish. Tasty anmd well made.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Thin bodied, metallic flavors but nice cocoa and peat flavors, it isnít too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
33cl bottle. Small beige head that mostly dissipates atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, cocoa/caramel, some roast, earthy. Light-medium body, some stickiness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3368) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine Sterling. Pours black with very little head. Has a bit of floral on the tongue. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Has a little bit of roasted malt on the tongue. Blah!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (865) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2013
bottle from TWM Sterling - I didnít know what to expect with this one, but found myself pleasantly surprised. It had a bit of the malty soy sauce thing going, but I quite liked it.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (841) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1630) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2778) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3650) - Staunton, 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.


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