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Dogfish Head Portamarillo

Dogfish Head Portamarillo
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Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Porter
Milton, Delaware USA


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
An Imperial sorta-porter fermented with Brazilian Rapadura sugar and a couple of really unique New Zealand ingredients. We collaborated on this beer with our friend Luke of Epic Brewing in Auckland, NZ. To make the Portamarillo we first grilled tamarillos (sweet, fruity NZ tomatoes) over Pohutakawa wood at our pub then pureed and added them to the boil. Luke sourced this unique wood for us from his motherland - Pohutakawa has found an important place in New Zealandís culture, both of the European settlers and Maori - being venerated for spirituality, strength and beauty. The wood and tamarillos do truly add a smoky, fruity, roasty beauty to this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
13th November 2011
Opaque black - brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is softish and a little dry. Smooth dark malt, not bitter or roasty but there is a moderate amount of smoke. A pleasant fruity tang underneath which must be the tree tomatoes! Rising alongside is a little spicy bubblegum. Finishes semi dry. Decent but I wonder what it would have been like if the tomatoes has not been toasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Pours clear dark brown, little head. Roast malt aroma, hint of smoke& alcohol & sweet. Moderate roast malt flavor. Dry finish. My sample is too small to give a decent review, but this is a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2011
on draft at DFH brewpub. murky black beer with no head. smell of coffee and chocalte. Taste I think like chocate and peppery. it was ok not my favorite beer of theres

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival on September 17, 2010. Solid black color with a brown hue. Light brown, almost creamy head. This is going to be interestingÖ they poured me a big glass. Aroma: not sure what to make of it. Itís a little of roasted malt. Suprprised itís not more roasted, but itís great how it is. Peaking my interest... Light, sweet roast, almost like a light porter with possible chiles or some sort of other weird plant/fruit on the back of the nose. Smells great! Almost like a dry coacoa/powdered chile concoction. Wow, this beer is good. Good job, guys! Flavor is simply awesome. These guys cannot make a bad beer. Very well-crafted. I did not expect this to be so good. Pretty smooth and easy on the tongue, just slips past things. Finish has a little of that same powdery something that was in the aroma. Delectable. easy to drink, hits all the right places on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/18/10 poured by Sam. deep brown / light black with 1-2 finger tan head. oak nose with some nuts and smoked malts. bitter medium body with some wood notes... nice bitter finish. unique beer - glad I got some - it was worth the long line @ GABF.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
On tap at DFH. Poured a deep brown to black with a good, two-finger, fluffy tan head that had excellent retention and lacing. Massive lacing. Cherry Twizzlers, milk chocolate cherry truffles, ashy smoke in the aroma. Taste is spicy, a bit boozy, dry, milk chocolate. Bubbly, chalky palate. Pretty yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Tap at DFH Rehoboth Beach. Murky brown, thick brown head, massive lacing. Aroma of chocolate and Starbucks. Taste is burnt espresso, milk chocolate. Nice hop profile, good balance.

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