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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.


richie747's rating

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
richie747 (39) - Sydney, - OCT 20, 2013
A slightly lager-ish Porter but true to style. Some mild coffee and chocolate notes from adjunct grains. Nothing extravagant, just easy drinking.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2156) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Black with dark brown highlights and small beige head. Aroma is dark malt, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is dark malt, caramel, chocolate, and some nuts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (7179) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle at RBSG. Pours a light brown color, maybe some darker elements, a medium white head. The overall flavor is more of a caramel, toffee, light toasted malt beer. Not much to dislike or love. Cheers to brewing in Lebanon.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (9209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out cardboardy notes, along with light toasted malt and oxidation. Flavour is pretty much identical. Not very pleasant at all. Oxidized and cardboardy. Drain pour.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
colui72 (187) - HONG KONG - JUN 7, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2015 Very poor appearance (it looks like coke) for a highly carbonated ale mysteriously called "a porter". Sweet caramel taste, nothing else.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - MAY 16, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a billowy head of a cream colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is big a roasted malt with lots of sweeter smells of chocolate, molasses and caramel. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of a bit of vanilla and a hint of a bready smell which overall create a very brownie like aroma to the brew. Quite delicious. Taste – The taste is a bit differentiated from what one may expect from the nose. It does start out with a decent showing of a roasted malt taste, but unlike the nose would suggest, the taste is much drier then would be expected. There is a little bit of a caramel and molasses flavor upfront, which fade a bit as the taste advances, but which are replaced by some chocolate flavors. A little bit of a vanilla and some light grain and hay come at the very end, leaving one with a somewhat drier, but not too dry, dark cake-like flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side for a porter with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly higher. A thicker body and slightly lower carbonation would have likely been better as they would have accentuated the dark and roasted flavors much nicer. Overall – A decent, not overly sweet porter. Not a bad one to try, but nothing too outstanding either.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8377) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
33 cl bottle. P: 15/04/14, BB: 15/04/15.
Clear very dark brown color, rather small bubbly brown head. Sweet malty, to the wort side, some alcohol, light lactic scent. Sweet, some berries, light fruity taste. Mainly light roasted aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1115) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
Sample at En Öl- och Whiskymässa, Göteborg 2015. Clear dark brown with tanned head. Smooth, roasted malty with coffee and chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leosanches (56) - - MAR 30, 2015
Cerveja escura e brilhante, porém puxada pra uma acobreado profundo e sem espuma. O aroma é clássico das porrete, com o malte torrado e o café se destacando; também é possível toque de chocolate. O sabor é agradável e bem equilibrado entre os elementos clássicos das porters, sendo possível também sentir um toque amadeirado. O sabor lembra um pouco as cervejas defumadas por causa da presença do malte bem torrado. O corpo é leve, a drinkability boa e o aftertaste agradável com o toque de café permanecendo e proporcionando um final seco. O álcool se faz presente mas não persiste. Uma cerveja boa para se beber com carnes e hambúrgueres.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5169) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Very light porter. Light bitter finish. Not much else, but it’s the best Lebanese porter I’ve had. Bottle shared at Brony tasting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Soft leather. Sweet dark malt. Nice, but not bitter or smoky enough. Dark banana bread.


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