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

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 58   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3391) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
11.2 ounce bottle from my beer-of-the-month club. Pours almost black with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a touch of smoke. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3336) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3297) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. This is quite a good porter with some vanilla in the aroma and a dark brown colour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Serving: Bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a medium brown color with a medium head. The nose has nice roasted malt notes with a little earthiness. The flavor comes across as traditional. A light sweetness up front with a bit of roasted malt, light earthy hops, and mineral notes. Light to medium body with average carbonation. Serviceable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
This beer is from Lebanon. Can they even make beer in Lebanon? Like is it even physically possible? I thought Lebanon was one of those countries like Rhodesia or French Indochina that has since been renamed by the people who actually live there. In any case, I am excited to try it so letís get going, shall we?

OK, so... the long and the short of it is aside from being from Lebanon, this is not a particularly remarkable beer. I mean, it is a porter. It is brown and stuff and comes in a bottle. I got mine from the store. It has some light roasted character going on and is a touch on the sweet side which brings out the chocolate a bit. My only real complain is a small amount of ashiness that comesout in the finish. I will drink some of this next time Iím in Lebanon and see if it isnít any better fresh. That is, I will do so if Lebanon is a real country that still exists, which is debatable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2789) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Erzengel (2531) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2014
Very dark in the glass, malty-sweet nose. The beer starts more sweet than bitter, more smooth than dry. For my taste a bit too sweet and to undefined. The mainpart is sweetish-smooth, no deepness, no real dryness, no real roasted hints. The aftertaste is a bit viscous, not very deep in aroma, sweetish-smooth and only slightly roasted.
Not a very good stout - and much too sweet to be refreshing. --> 7/11/7/7

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2490) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle. . Poured black with a small tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma was some roasted and toasted malts. Flavor was of roasted malts chocolate and a tiny bit of vanilla. Thin body. Too easy to drink quickly. no reason to take my time.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Chocolate malts on the nose. Pours black with an off white head that dissipates quickly. Roasted coffee and chocolate flavors, the body is a bit thin but over all its pretty good. Cool story of how they got started too.


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