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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate malt, light to moderate roasted and caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet chocolate, sweet dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110804]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011, Friday)
Slightly mashy aroma, some dark fruits - in particular dates. Simple, and quite English, porter. Perhaps a bit thin, I like the US porters as they are fuller than the English ones. Still a rock-steady nicely roasted brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20922) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is wood, liquorice and some caramel and mild nuttyness as well. Mild ashes and toffee too. Flavour is resins, roasted malts, some liquorice, mild ashes, some vanilla and quite roasted coffeeish notes as well.

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 (3336) - Branson, Missouri, 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 (32032) - 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 (3015) - 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
adnielsen (9470) - 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 (2228) - 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.


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