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This award-winning beer has long been a Catamount favorite. The dark roasted malts are the signature of the Porter style, yet a hoppy character and fruitiness balance this beer. Whether you're in a warm pub during a Vermont winter evening, or enjoying a sunny summer day, Catamount Porter will satisfy your thirst for a rich, tasty beer


1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
AdamJackson (2885) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Had this at Harpoon Brewery in Vermont on tap. A - blacker than oil. This is a very deep and dark beer! One head produced with a dark tan appearance. Left quickly. S - Iím getting nothing. No smell at all. itís a Porter but thereís no scent. T - No taste. Maybe malt and some vanilla but yeah. Pretty disappointing. O - this is water. Iím drinking water. Thatís it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xoldlady (12) - Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Judging from memory here, but oh man used to REALLY like this beer. Back in the day I (many times) would actually take a case back to AZ from Vermont as carry-on luggage. Would even share it with my seat mates during the flight. Pretty sure you canít do that any more. RIP Catamount.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/25/1997
Mode: Bottle
Source: total beverage, DC

dark ruby red, thin tan head, sweet malt aroma with hints of chocolate, malt flavor with lots of chocolate and roasted malts, lingering bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Score: 4
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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GLADDING24 (2) - California, USA - APR 26, 2007 does not count
AAAHHHHHH!!!!! Catamount went under??!?!?! I grew up in Vermont and Loved the beers from Catamount. Especially the Stovepipe Porter. God that was a great beer on a crisp autumn day. Perfect for when the leaves were changing and the pumpkins big and orange.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 24, 2007
Sad day when this brewery went out of business. I only had the luck of trying a few styles of its different beers but I sure had many of them and they sure were good. My first Catamount Porter was in 1993 and I had many more in the years after on my revisits to the US. Porter was great, nice deep dark brown colour with its nutty chocolate flavour and bitter aftertaste. My last Porter was a 1995 which I drank in 2005. Very different indeed and one to sip from only. Port and porter like. Rest in peace.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
In honor of making the turn at rating #50, Iím rating this in memoriam (I drank so much of it while in college that I can still taste it to this day). This was THE beer that got me into drinking good microbrews, and I cried the day I found out that Harpoon was shutting down Catamount (and immediately went out and bought out all remaining supplies in the greater Williamstown, MA, area). Dark brown color, tan head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, some chocolate malt. Flavor is smoky, chocolate malt, good roasty flavor, great balance, and hops come out in the finish. Medium bodied, maybe not quite the palate of other porters, but very drinkable. My mouth waters just remembering this beer (and the good times that came with it during college).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Fully black color, roasted tan, short head. Aroma, rich and full of cocoa and coffee. Great bitterness on the palate, that fade a bit, but the flavor doesnít. Full-bodied, excellent chewiness in the texture. Thereís a perfect balance, and an abundance of flavor. Warm and toasty, this is a porter I would return to again and again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2004
(Bottle) Dark brown/black in color with a light tan head. This was a decent porter and one that I would drink again, if available. No longer produced by Harpoon/Catamount.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
I don't know why this brewery went under, but they made good beers. This one pours dark brown, with aromas of malt, roastiness, fruitiness, and coffee. Finishes malty, with coffee, hops, and slight fruit at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2004
This is a nice porter, particularly the appearance: deep dark brown with a big, persistent, dark tan head and the mouthfeel: full-bodied but soft, finishing sweet on the sides of the tongue but ultimately dry with a lingering roastiness.


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