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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Roast chocolate and american citrus hops. Flavors is chocolate and roast. Really a one dimensional porter. It’s an ok beer but nothing special. Low alcohol and semi low flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black color with a smallish khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, vanilla and sugar. Quite a nice aroma. Flavor was a bit different, more roasted and earthy notes. Good for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
From cask. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty. Thick malty, roasted and slight breadish. Light bitter and caramelish. Dark malty, roasted and sweet. Ends sweet caramlish. Ends sweet and light fruity.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
Draught at GBBF 2011. Pours a dark, brownish red; looks fairly thin and watery. Aroma is roasty with coffee, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor is light; the initial flavor is sweet and nondescript, but it tapers into some chocolate and light ash flavor and finishes with some light vanilla and roast but not much else. Very thin for a porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Tap @ Boulder Beer DIA. Deep brown/black appearance with a creamy, tan head. Roasty, chocolate, coffee, dark malty nose. Creamy mouth feel. Coffee, dark chocolate, light toffee, dark roasty flavor. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2048) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2011
From the bottle labeled Enjoy by Aug 17 2011. The look is an enticing dark brown to black with ruby highlights when held to the light. The tan head lasted some time. Aromas are a bit sweeter than most with a nice balance of dark malts, molasses, and thin, wet hops. The body is medium to full. The sweetness spills over into the taste with a moderate bitter bite at the end. A likeable brew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mwcatlin (15) - Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Aroma: roasty, woody. Appearance: dark brown, a nice tan head. Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, good medium malt taste. Palate: medium body, slightly creamy, average carbonation, a nice bitter finish that was very mellow. Overall: All together this was a very nice Porter. Not a strong Porter, but a mellow one with a really nice sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2011
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a deep black with ruby highlights, clear, with a thin beige head. Roast, chocolate, toast and coffee on the nose. Lightly smoky, roast and chocolate, coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied, but a bit empty. Chocolate and roast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2948) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2011
12oz bottle. Pitch black, thick beige head in a shaker glass. Aroma of roasted malt light chocolate. Good amount of roasted malt, hints of chocolate, bitter coffee. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. I got to say, after I looked at the ratings, I am real surprised this brew doesn’t have a higher Weighted Avg. I found this to have good flavor and drinkability. I wanted another one as soon as I finished it. Ask yourself are there better, more complex porters? Yes, for sure. BUT, this has very good aspects. I would drink this any day of the week. A bit under rated in my eyes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Poured a nice dark brown, with small tan head. Had a nice coffee scent, rather light taste though.


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