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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 169   ABV: 5.62%
A multiple medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival, Coal Creek Porter has a solid and loyal following among Big Time's customers. Impenetrably dark at first glance, Coal Creek shows rich red highlights when held to the light. Its blend of dark roasted malts combines with three other specialty malts and unmalted flaked barley to give Coal Creek a satisfying roasted flavor and smooth texture. It is heavily hopped in the finish with Yakima Centennial. Original gravity is approximately 15 degrees Plato (1.060 Specific Gravity), and alcohol content is 4.5% by weight.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bomber. Appearance is black with a solid layer of light brown foam. Mostly dark roasted malts and coffee in the aroma with a bit of cocoa powder. The flavor is similar with bittersweet chocolate and roast malt at the forefront in addition to some slight caramel sweetness and smokiness. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with adequate carbonation and dry, smoky finish. Relatively light and easy drinking for a Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15410) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2012
Tap @ the brewery. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice, some lactose, caramel and hops. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours dark brown with a medium thin beige head that diminishes slowly to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Light to medium body with a sweet roasty character and notes of chocolate malt, caramel and mild coffee. The finish is sweet and malty with a lightly bitter coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
On tap at Big TIme. Dark but not very dark with a small off white head. Smell is roasty. Taste is semi-sweet. Not as rich or robust as some porters, but very smooth and drinkable. Big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep brown almost black with a cream head. nose is coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. smooth on the palate, big coffee flavor, backed by roast, and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Fairly standard porter nose, roast light chocolate some earth hop notes. Pours dark brown tan head really nice sheets of lace. Roasts flavors light coffee notes earthy bitterness amd a light hint of chocolatey sweetness. Mostly dry and robust. Smooth with nice drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, pours a deep amber brown with a small tan head Aroma of coffee and roast, flavor of watery caramel, coffee

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (3005) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
bottle, on the Celebrity Infinity as part of beer cruise. 9/10/11. Ok aroma, sweet. chocolate, roast malt, little dairy, little vineous. Blackish brown color, ok head, little to no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Light bodied, smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Tasty enough, flavor was the best part. kind of a qiuet aroma. rich chocolate/coffee type flavor, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a deep amber-brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, caramel, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (567) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Aroma: Not so aromatic. Perhaps served a bit cold. Flavor: Strong black licorice, well-integrated grassy hop and dark chocolate. Comment: I love the licorice flavor and how well the hop and malt flavors come together. Good carbonation that is tingly on the tongue. Takes full advantage of the porter’s potential to be very flavorful without being overly heavy. The bartender mentioned that it was the current staff favorite and I can see being happy with multiple refills.

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