Columbus 1859 Porter
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This classic porter is based on a British ale brewery’s recipe dating to 1859. Smoky and fruity, this is the beer that powered the Industrial Revolution. Brewed with English East Kent Goldings hops for true British character. Only available on draft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
On tap at Columbus Brewing Co, Columbus OH, on 12 March 2010. Very dark brown - almost black. Thin but lasting beige head. Strong burnt roasty coffee flavour. Quite bitter. A very tasty and satisfying pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Can’t believe I’ve never rated this one. One of my go-to local beers, even at O’Shaughnessy’s where it’s called "O’Shaughnessy’s Dam Good Porter". This particular occasion was a pint at CBC. Darkest brown/black pour with a medium tan head. Roasty nose with some chocolate, a teeny bit of sweetness and some coffee. Malty flavor with chocolate and a bitter coffee finish. Semi-creamy mouthfeel. Very good robust porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2010
On tap at the CBC restaurant and brewery. Pours brown with surprisingly little head. Aromas were coffee and chocolate, and the taste was the same. Surprisingly light mouthfeel. I found this one a little lacking, and you’d think the brewery’s restaurant would know to serve their beer warmer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Coal black with a tan head. A bit cold so a depressed nose. Taste is a bit chocolate, very malty and slightly bitter. Body is a bit thin and it was very carbonated. Not bad-drinkable but ultimately forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Excellent blend of chocolate and coffee aroma and taste. Really outstanding porter. I was pleasantly surprised at how good this beer was. Had the O’Shaughnessy’s Dam Good Porter which is an alias for this beer. Asked the waitress and she confirmed that this was from the Columbus Brewing Company.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
On Tap at the Columbus Brewing Co, Terminal B, Columbus Airport, Ohio 28/09/2009 Roast aroma. Beige head. Black very smooth and a little rich on the palate. Fruity with a crisp and slightly bitter coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at the CBC. Dark beer with mahogany hues when held against the light. Thin brown head. Dark brown sugar nose with deep roasted malts. Toffee sweetness, big roasted grains, some chocolate and sweetened coffee flavors. Almost smoked bacon sense to it. I get burnt coffee beans when I inhale. Very flavorful porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
On tap a brew week in Athens. Dark brown and clear, with no head. Very light for a porter. Coffee is the flavor I pick out first. A little bitter, but not too bad. As the beer warms, more malt comes through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2009

7/13/2009: Columbus 1859 Porter is a really nicely done, authentic robust porter. The aroma and flavor both have lots of darkly roasted grain and dark chocolate. There is some additional characteristics in the flavor including coffee, some slight mineral-like quality, and cocoa finish. The beer is very dark brown with a frothy, lasting tan head that leaves copious amounts of foamy lacing on the glass. This beer is also medium-bodied and smooth, but a touch more body/heft would have been appreciated. Nonetheless, this was a tasty, sessionable porter.

Pint (draught) at Buffalo Wild Wings in Athens, Ohio during Ohio Brew Week 2009. Rating #27 for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5797) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Reddish black color. A little bitter chocolate in the aroma. Some bitter chocolate sweetness flavor-wise, but a little too watery and light. Smooth and drinkable, average example of a US Porter.

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