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Alchemist Pappys Porter

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Alchemist Pappys Porter
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Formerly brewed at The Alchemist
Style: Porter
Waterbury, Vermont USA

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 163   ABV: 5.42%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Is a dark mahogany ale with great malt depth and balanced with supple bitterness.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
on tap at brewpub. very dark brown, almost black, creamy dark beige head, good retention and lacing. coffee, smoke nose. taste is smoke, roastiness and dark bitter malts, dry, medium resinous hopping. soft carbonation, medium to full body. very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1628) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2011
A very dark brown, chocolatey and thick; aroma of cookie like malts, chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits. Warm, welcoming, sweet. Tastes calm and cool; anise, licorice, cinnamon, wood. Not rich, or even close to full flavored. Light palate; bitter and dry at the finish; a throwback; if the flavor was just a bit more fulsome it would work really well.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1740) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Poured dark brown into a pint glass. Not completely sure this was the pappys, could have been a different porter they were serving at the time. Decent taste but seemed a bit thinner than expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2873) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Pours a dark brown almost black color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Much the same flavor-lots of roasted malt, coffee, and a touch of coffee. Very nice ber!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Poured a deep, dark, opaque brown with nice tan head. Pretty much a traditional beer, but done very very well. Tasted strongly of chocolate and some coffee, and very smooth on the mouthfeel. Really a great porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3522) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2011
On tap at the brewpub on May 7, 2011. Pours a very dark brown with a finger and a half of a tan head. Sits around for a bit and leaves good amount of lacing. Flavor began with roast and dark bread with a bit of bitterness in the finish that was a bit dry. A classic example of the style and nicely done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of peanut butter (yum!), espresso, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor again, espresso/coffee and peanut butter notes with roasted malt. A great tasting porter, gotta have stuff right here. Yum-o. 8/4/8/4/16 [4.0/5]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7003) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Poured near black with a brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma was full of dark grains and a bit of roast with a slight dryness and pine. Flavor began with roast and dark bread with a bit of bitterness in the finish that was a touch dry.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
On tap at the brewpub on November 4, 2010. Pours a very dark brown with a finger and a half of a tan head. Sits around for a bit and leaves behind a pretty good amount of lacing, just like all of their beers seem to; the insane lacing is a recurring theme. Nose brings some roasted malt and a bit of chocolate, but is pretty plain. The taste adds in more with some chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of vanilla. There are certainly a few flavors here, but not all that much depth overall. Medium body with some good roast aspects. A pretty good beer, but didn’t quite stand up to many of the rest of their brews. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-14-2010

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3823) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Black pour tan head. Light roasted chocolate , licorice flavors, and a slight tinge of mineral. Has a nice bitterness to it as well.


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