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Cambridge Charles River Porter
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3564) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
On tap at CBC. During my progression from sample to sample (about 4oz each - what do you expect, I’m a ticker!), this was the first impressive one I encountered. Darkest brown in color with a well-formed light tan head sitting on top. Aroma is pretty nice for the style, albeit typical. Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and slight coffee, maybe even some fruitiness. Flavor is excellent, yet not over-the-top. Caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt are balanced in just the proportions you would want. Definitely some toffee flavor in there, as well as some earthy and fruity notes in the background. Somewhat smooth on the palate with medium body and soft carbonation. A real winner overall, great for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Draft. Dark pour with some light tan head. Chocolate, lactose, slight dark fruits, caramel and roasted malts. Hops are slight.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - MAY 14, 2010
on tap in boston common, it is pitch black with brown head. the aroma is coffee with hint of chocolate. the flavor is chocolatey with a hint of caramel. well balanced and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1082) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Opaque with amber hints. Tan head collar, big roasted malt. Dry finish and lots of coffee on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (661) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
On tap at Cambridge Brewing Co. Cloudy amber with slight off-white head. Slight aroma of hops. Flavor is hoppy bitter and malty sweet dried fruit. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Draft at the Brewpub. Pours a black body with a yellow tainted head. Roasted dry malt coffee tones. Some light caramel malt, floral hoppiness, and toast. Lactose then a sharp coffee esk burnt malt with a light licorice finish. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2009
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium dense tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and light coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and toffee.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2009
a porter that is just a porter and not a half assed stout. Great session beer here. Roasted malt with some espresso notes. Good bitter finish. good hearty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear dark brown color with a average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090806]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
Cask at GBBF. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt and licorice. Dry and fruity flavoour with loads of roast character.


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