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Planet Porter is a big beer for everyone. Don't be afraid of the dark; this beer is very drinkable and remarkably smooth, brewed for a malty, coffee-like flavor. A once almost extinct style of ale, Boulder Brewing helped revive the category and this is now one of the oldest American porters.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1464) - Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Appearance: very dark brown, with caramel edging when backlit; one finger of creamy light tan head and minimal lace. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, some nuttiness and general roast. Taste: sweet milk and dark chocolate, some coffee and cream. Finish: smooth and roasty, with lingering sweet chocolate. Notes: This is a pretty one dimensional porter, focused almost entirely on sweet chocolate flavors. That said, it’s still drinkable and tasty. It doesn’t try to do too much, but what it does, it does just fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vestlake (193) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours a black with a half a finger head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. The taste similar with some coffee thrown in. I enjoyed the taste.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle: Pours black with a light brown head. Coffee, roast aroma. Taste is licorice, chocolate, coffee. Malty...a little tart prune. A bit light....but OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (357) - - OCT 25, 2013
Beer of the Month club. Nose of roasted malts ( weak). Taste of some coffee, malt, touch of bitterness - but also a little thin on the finish, which detracts from the good start. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattShizzle (553) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle - via Ale in the Mail. Black and opaque. Roasty aroma with some malt. Very good. Definite roasty flavor but without being more like a stout like many porters do.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle from Total beverage. Pours black with a thin khaki head. a bit of roasted malt on the nose. Smooth on the tongue without being particularly flavorful. finishes clean. Drinkable but unexciting, I see why this rarely leaves Colorado.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Black pour from draft at Denver airport. Brown head. Chocolate and coffee notes. Lighter body. Pretty good

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (4097) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
October 2010. From tap, sampled at the brewery. Dark brown color with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. A bit thin, but drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarrettB (1180) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
December 30th, 2011 - Boulder Beer’s Planet Porter is much like the other beers lined up on my tasting tray. Each has a semblance to its respective style, but nothing stands out. There’s too little character and quality, and that pattern seems to extend from light to dark. The Planet Porter smells chalky and faint, and what scent I do gather is simply sweet with milk and dark chocolates. The flavor is likewise chalky, coating the tongue with a too-mild chocolate flavor, which disappears quickly on the aftertaste. It’s a great beer to pair with the pub grub, but on it’s own, its another disappointment from Boulder Beer.


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