Cambridge Charles River Porter
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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Deep and dark, full-bodied and robust, our Porter is crammed full of rich roasted malt character. With underlying notes of fruitness, caramel, and toffee, it finishes with a strong hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2552) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2014
5 fl. oz. on tap @ CBC. Pours very dark red with a low off-white head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts with a hoppy finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4640) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours black into a shaker. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Charred toffee and espresso aromas. Dark chocolate and dark pit fruit upfront turning to espresso in the bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
50belair (2667) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Robust dark roasted malt aromas. A bit watery but with big dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and toffee notes. Average mouthfeel with bitterness from the malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, toasted coffee and light milk sugar. Medium body. Nice roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6173) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie au coût de 5,50$. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale grillée avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée avec une pointe de chocolat et d’houblon. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #5536)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours dark tan with an average amount of frothy tan head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, and a bit of bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet with an average duration and a medium body. Very drinkable enjoyable porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScipioA (353) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Nice dark brown pour. Relatively light on the roasted aroma, fairly well hopped with an American profile for a porter. Sweet with floral hoppiness to the flavor. Charred malts really show up only in the aftertaste. Amazing palate, quite easy to drink and refreshing. Would be nice on a hot day. Overall a really good porter, and available for only about $5 (damn good for Boston!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4204) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
On the draft the brewery, I had the cask offering of this with centennial hops, good roasty flavors, rich and creamy, like it a lot

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2468) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Opaque brown with full tan head, broad swirls of lace. Taste is caramel malt with a dash of black coffee moving hand in hand to a politely bitter finish. Starts easy, grows magnificently. A meal in itself (maybe add havarti cheese and English crackers), excellent for sipping.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1502) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
Cask from brewpub. Was told this version was hopped with cascade. Pours black with a huge froth head and tons of lacing. Great beer to look at. Big roasted bitterness, some chocolate and dark fruit with maybe a hint of grapefruit. Tastes were big bitter and heavy sweet. Creamy body with med/low carbonation. Really great beer.

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