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Coast Range Farmhouse Stone Fence Robust Porter

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Formerly brewed at Coast Range Brewing Co.
Style: Porter
Gilroy, California USA

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Robust Porter
Stone Fence Porter is a dark chocolaty, robust ale with spicy floral notes and a bold malt undertone. This full flavored porter is brewed in the tradition of a farmhouse porter and its label displays a dark green English style barn with a grayish stone silo.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Black and opaque with a small, beige head. Malty, lightly burned aroma. Medium-bodied with distinct, burned, coffeeish accents and a burned, ashy, bitter finish. Good and well crafted, but just not the most interesting representative of its style. Thanks to Degarth for sharing this. 040406

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2008
Bottle. A dark brown beer with a ruby glow, clear, and with a small, beige head. Roasted, chocolate aroma with coffee and some hops. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt in the flavor too, along with hops giving a pleasant bitterness. Nice carbonation level and medium to full body. The finish is long, roasted and quite bitter. A nice, quaffable beer with nothing special to it, not that it needs to. (080411)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, mild hops, coffee, and chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Held to the light, it’s a beautiful ruby red. The chocolate is more bakers than milk. The fine carbonation tickles the tongue - this may be unpasteurized. The coffee is more like dregs than fresh - but the bitter aspects ameliorate the effect. Seems to be an elusive hint of cinnamon that ebbs and flows. Very nice porter. Another great creation from Coast Range - and kudos to whoever developed the recipe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11219) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, fruit, coffee. Flavour is roasted, smoked, fruit, coffee, hop. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Date: 09/29/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

black with ruby edges, wispy beige head, rich dark chocolate aroma, rich dark chocolate flavor, very dry with a bitterness the brings out a burnt chalky character,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bomber poured a clear very dark black with red highlights and a small diminishing brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and a bit of bitter chocolate. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of burnt malt, coffee and bakers chocolate with a lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bomber. Poured quite deep brown with a tall, stately cap of tan head. The aroma was rich, roasty, and indeed robust with baker’s chocolate paired with molasses and well-roasted barley.. just a little pepper and floral accenting the edges.. warm and welcoming. The flavor had deep, almost burnt molasses and dark chocolate at the core with prickly dark fruit, black pepper, and lightly sour coffee bitterness.. long, roasty finish was just the slightest bit stale. Medium-bodied, dry, and very roasty on the palate.. long finish to it. Very good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Pours a mostly opaque black with mahogany edges and a thin covering of dark tan head. Aroma of lightly toasted and sweet dark caramel and chocolate malts. Body starts with a nice chocolatey sweetness and good roasted caramel balance toward a bittersweet finish. A nice porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle. Blackish beer with a small mocha colored head. Roasty aroma with a bit of sweet malt and chocolate. Roasty flavor with some good bitterness, sweet malt, and chocolate. Nice balance and good complexity.


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