Bills Ragsdale Porter
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A great debt is owed to the Alaskan Brewing Co. for introducing us to the subtleties of smoked beer. Our version calls for smoked malt and ground organic licorice root. Look for the licorice a the end of each sip, melding the roast/smoke flavors and warming you from the inside.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
rated 4/21/03 at Bill's, Cannon Beach. A dark cloudy brown, with a thin whitish head that diminished quickly. Minimal aroma, but a nice smokey flavor with the trace of licorice in the finish, and some chocolate hints through the middle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Pint – Bill’s Tavern & Brewhouse – Cannon Beach, OR
Aroma – Light dark malt aroma and that’s it.
Appearance – Dark brown/amber in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Light dark malt flavor and then it ends with watery flavors. Not much else. This was like watered down dark brown ale.
Palate – Dry finish with a decent Mouthfeel.
Overall – I was hoping for more in the malt dept. More coffee, chocolate some umph this was not a good porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1784) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Had this on tap at Bill’s Tavern in Cannon Beach, OR. Colour... medium brown with a thin edge of head around the rim. Nose... some smokey hops and a bit of malt. Palate... quite roasty, somewhat tangy, light anise,charcoal and soot, some hop bite on the back palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty finish with some hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
Dark brown. Toasty aroma. More toast on the palate with light chocolate. A bit thin in body. Very simple, standard porter. Not getting any smoke or liquorice, that’s for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6155) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2006
On Tap At Bills Tavern and Brewhouse Cannon Beach OR. Pours out a Nice dark brown with a small tan head. Verry nice aroma of lots of roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2006
A wonderful porter, kind of gets away from the typical flavors and gets more into some of the baltic varieties. Slightly smokey, with a little hint of tobacco, and a great taste of licorice, that reminds me of drinking a twizzler. Rich and robust.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2005
On Tap at Bill’s: This beer was wonderfully dark with a espresso colored head and sticky lacing. It was thicker than most porters which is probably why I liked it. It has a rich, charcoal flavor that lingers in the nostrils. Rich is the word here. I thought it was really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Medium dark brown. Biting hops, maple flavored malts and a brown-ale likeness with some vanilla. Again, a disorganized attempt... roasted nuts in the finish... but disappointing.

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