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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 169   ABV: 5.62%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap at Big Time. Poured black with a light brown head. Aroma was chocolate and coffee. Lightly bitter and light sweetness. Chalky mouth feel with a medium flat coffee finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Roasty muddy nose, black in the glass with a small agitated tan head. Chewy dark grain, gritty middle, book-ended with creaminess. Raw chocolate creeps in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Pint @ Brouwer’s. Sort of blurs the line between porter and stout. Low ABV but robust flavor makes for interesting brew I could drink a few of. Better than the Black Butte which is my porter standard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a pure black color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is rich chocolates and coffee. The flavor is ashy, coffee, sweet chocolates. Sweet and smooth. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
Some times I am a man of few words. This beer was pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2010
On tap at the pub at the University of Washington, this black, thick, sweet, porter is absolutely wonderful. Great balance, mouthfeel, finish..I just wish they would send it to my side of the country!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. The flavor is roasted and slightly smoked. Thinner in body with a sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 12, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: opaque dark brown with ruby edges, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma, hint of caramel sweetness
Body: body is a little watery
Flavor: sweet dark chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, light roasted
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep dirt brown. Very richly toasted malts, barley, tar, a little bit of hop tones too. Mouth is chewy and rich. Decent rich porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2622) - GERMANY - JAN 19, 2009
Smells like starbucks in a glass - coffee a-go-go in the nose and in flavor. Deep dark opaque brown. Deep roasted malts, espresso bitter end. Could be thicker in body. Maybe too roasted but good overall.


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