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Crooked Fence 3 Picket Porter

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A very approachable porter with a nice blend of chocolate and coffee notes and a subtle flavor of Northwest hops. A definite favorite around the brewery and a perfect partner to a hearty steak dinner.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2005) - - JUN 22, 2015
Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is very roasty with a moderate showing of a coffee smell mixed within. Along with these smells comes some notes of crème and a bit of smoke. Taste – The taste begins as the nose would have let on, with a drier roasty taste. As the taste advances from the start some light grainy and yeasty tastes work their way onto the tongue. All the while a hint of caramel and some smoke and char work their way onto the tongue as well. There is a coffee flavor which starts to develop after the initial tastes, with this flavor soon fading later on more toward the end. With more smoke and a loss of the caramel, one is left with a drier and roasty taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and more watery side with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style it was not really all that great as it took away from the dark and smokier tastes of the brew. Overall – Other than the feel the porter was rather nice for a dry roasty porter. And with the abv. of only 5.5 % it makes it a bit more manageable for a good autumn football brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2015
Black with a creamy tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma along with earth hop notes. Medium thin body. Flavor is mostly roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits. Slightly chalky. Bitter finish. Solid porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12oz can from Bier:Thirty
Pours almost black with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and leather. Taste is roasted malts, ashy, grainy, sweet chocolate and dark roast coffee
Very nice and tasty

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4801) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2014
12 ounce can thanks to Lectvay. Nice rich nose. Chocolate and roast. Medium to light body. Solid porter all around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (177) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Aroma of chocolate malts and dark roasts. Tastes of dark chocolate. The roasts are the highlights in this beer. Which is as is sould be. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (194) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Draft. Strangely enough, it does have a little pasture (almost manure) smell! Not strong though, and not detracting. Very dark color, with little head. Nice, clean toasty flavor. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2614) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce can, thanks Mike. Caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, malty. A solid porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle:   Soft roasty Porter, low bitterness, smidgen of chocolate and pasture.   Very soft example, not a hoppy PNW example.   More malty, yet its pretty soft.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes a little light, soft chocolate notes, pale roastiness.   Wished it were a bit bigger, but the fact that its not too hoppy seems to keep it in balance.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle at a bottle share. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is very roasty, and smells like a rather typical porter. Taste is actually slightly bitter with a fair amount of roasting in there - slight coffee flavor to it. Easy and light, and quite enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1082) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Type: 12-oz. can Glass: Lagunitas mason jar From: Whole Foods in Boise, Idaho Price: $8.99 for a mix and match variety 6-pack Purchased: Dec. 19, 2013 Consumed: Dec. 28, 2013 Misc.: N/A Poured an almost pitch black color with 3-to-4 fingers of tan head. Random spots of below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention. Smelled dark chocolate, cocoa, faint coffee, fudge and chocolate milk. That’s about it. Tasted like a darker, earthier version of the smell. Got cocoa, chocolate, dark fudge, chocolate milk and just a smidge of coffee notes. Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Soft carbonation. Long, smooth finish. A decent porter. It had some moments. I’d try it again.


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