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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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No other beer shows off what malts can do in a beer better than porter. Certified Organic Porter uses a complex blend of five malts that compliment and highlight one another in a harmonious mixture. Only one addition of imported Pacific Gem hops is used to provide a balancing bitterness without introducing any other hop character. While decidedly in the robust porter category, Certified Organic Porter has none of the harsh character people often associate with dark ales. Instead, what one finds is a rich, smooth beer with suggestions of chocolate and just a hint of coffee. So smooth and malty, this porter will convert even the non-dark beer drinker.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1998) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2014
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Opaque dark brown color, rocky 1" tant head that retains well, bands of lace. Taste is good roasted malt with a dose of chocolate (I donít really detect coffee). Both merge and move smoothly to a lightly bittered finish. More sweet shows the longer it lingers. A very drinkable/enjoyable light stout, somewhat rich and milky. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1857) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
12 oz bottle consumed in Redwoods Park at about 55F. Nearly opaque red-brown; very good, durable tan head that leaves ample sticky lacing. Aroma: dark bread with hints of smoke, toffee and dark fruits Flavor: Follows the promise of the aroma. Moderate level of dark roasted malts flavor. Faint coffee in the aftertaste. Feel: soft medium carbonation. Near medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (2079) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice dark brown color with a one and a half white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute in a concave fashion. The lacing sticks finely to the sides of the glass. The smell has a nice sharp robust roasty coffee blended nicely with some light chocolate. The taste has a smooth rolling flavorful blend of coffee to chocolate with a nice light maltiness just rolling underneath it all. Thereís a decent rich smooth coffee to chocolate aftertaste that leads to a nice smooth sticky finish. On the palate, this one sits about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation is fairly low in this beer but still good for the style and for me. Overall, wow, what a nice Porter. Organic or not, I donít care, Iíd have this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (1939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Pours black with a quickly fading head. Nose shows some chocolate, a little roasted malt, some faint coffee. Appetizing. Relatively subtle flavours, some roast and soft liquorice along with bready and toasty malt. A bit of acidity from the roast. Nice moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Wow thats good, I like it. Strong chocolate. Thick body. 2 bonus pts on overall for being organic. Silky smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2014
Beige coloured head dark pour medium carbonation aromas roast coffee bean vanilla caramel rich chocolate the flavours very malty good rich chocolate caramel roast coffee medium bitter liquorice crisp hops the finish clean crisp porter malt tastes are solid good sweetness nice bitter and hop finish good porter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
skinnycheeks (30) - - APR 26, 2014
This is an old log that Iím filling in so I do not remember the specifics of the tasting.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawthorne00 (2428) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. A dark brown beer with a beige head thatís soon less than a coat. Aroma of mocha and dark berries. Rather thin. Fairly dry with cocoa, Milo, some dark fruits, little bitterness, slightly astringent at the end. Some OK malty things going on, but itís all a bit vague and athematic (unless "organic beers often lack presence" is a theme).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (522) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2014
On tap at Eel River. Appearance: 2 fingers light brown head, dark brown color, good lacing, medium cloudiness. Aroma: chocolate, roast light coffee, light floral. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, slightly dry finish. Taste: sweet throughout with very light bitter at end. Overall, unique, good balance, enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1243) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Eel River Certified Organic Porter has an extremely thin, beige, cola-type, fizzy head, an opaque, dark, red-brown appearance, some visible bubbles, and suspended particulate matter, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, chocolatey, dark-roasted barley malt, with a touch of coffee. Taste is of all that, with a slight vegetable note. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit powdery, and Eel River Porter finishes dry, powdery, rich, and mellow. Overall, this is quite good. RJT


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