Black Raven Tamerlane Brown Porter
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Tamerlane Brown Porter
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 35
Malts: ESB, Crystal, Brown, Chocolate
Hops: Magnum, Palisades

Edgar Allan Poes (author of "The Raven") publishing career began humbly with an anonymous collection of poems, Tamerlane and other Poems (1827). The Brown Porter is the very first beer ever brewed at the Black Raven Brewery (formerly known as "Batch 1 Brown"). Featuring both the subtle nut flavors and easy drinkability of an English brown ale and hints of deeper coffee tones and the Northwest hop character of a porter. Quickly becoming a true local favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7583) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Pours brown with a medium thin dense tan head that dissipates slowly to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Sweet roasty malt and coffee in the nose. Light body with a sweet malty character and notes of mild coffee, chocolate and caramel. The finish is sweet and malty with a hint of hops in the aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Black/brown, thin head. Aroma of roast malt. Taste of nutty malt and bread, nice and roasted. Medium light body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Brown-bodied, not much head and light carbonation. Easy biscuit nut brown nose that translated into a dry, cleanly roasty, baked biscuit body with just the slightest hint of nut. Dry finish. Solid, but not too memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
Brown,small tan head.Pleasant light roasty nose. Thin bodied light roastiness throughout. Easy drinking !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nikiel (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours a dark brown. A somewhat nutty and less than average in roastiness porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1756) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 5/16/2010 Draft at the pub. Lots of coffee for a porter, again Tom nails the descriptor with "Graham cracker" (Never thought to describe a beer that way, but the flavor is definitely there big time in this one). This is coffee and golden grahams for breakfast. Nice. 7/3/7/4/15

Revisit 6/26/2012, draft at Elliott bay. Splendid porter, yes a touch sweet but such lovely grain character. The golden grahams are there for certain. A delight. Id rather more like 7/3/8/4/16=3.8. Im going with this as a first beer of the night instead of one-of-a-flight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Good porter. Pours brown red with a minimal beige head. Chocolate and nutty malt aroma. Bittersweet chocolate and some coffee in the taste, slight bitter linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Tamerline Brown Porter
Date: September 10, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, light malt sweetness
Flavor: dry roasted and chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness to bring out the rich malt, light earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Pours a red brown with an off white head. Aroma is coffee with a bit of smoke. Flavor has lots of roasted chocolate notes and a nice bit of hops and earthiness on the finish. Palate is a little watery. Overall, mild and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5606) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Dark brown color with a tan head. Roasty malt, chocolate aromas. Smooth chewy mouthfeel. Nice chocolate and bitter black malt flavors with some coffee.

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