Deschutes Mint Porter
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Dark, rich and smooth. A staple in Old England with the baggage handlers for which it was named. This beer truly dispels the myths about dark beer. To add a little excitement to the mundane lives of these baggage carriers the brewers added mint to brighten there day. IBU’s: 30

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2007
On the X tap at Brewpub Pours out black topped with a tan head. Looks Great smells like mint. Ok we are doing ok. But then the tast WOW holy mint field. No thanks.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Tap @ Brewpub: Dark black, light tan head and nice lacing. Nose of mint and tobacco, almost like a menthol cigarette, nearly identical. The flavor is fresh and minty, but there’s nothing left of the porter. Finishes with mint, tail of mint, light roasty sweet residue for the mouthfeel. Wow, there’s a crap ton of mint in here. Bonus for the uniqueness, but I couldn’t finish a pint because it was making me noxious from all the mint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 On Tap at the BrewPub. Deep black with a full dense tan head. Aroma is moderately roasty and the mint is tjere as well. Flavor is big time mint. Took me a minute to pehg it...Spearmint. A bit much but interesting. A valiant effort.

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