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Eel River Certified Organic Porter

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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (278) - 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 (1105) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (656) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bomber bottle poured a clear dark brown hue w/ a medium tan head diminishing to a ring w/ lacing. Moderate malty aromas. Initial favor is moderate sweet w/ a faint bitter finish. Tastes are medium roast malts, lime, citrus, chocolate and cola. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, and watery mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1100) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pours a thin tan head on a light brown body. Almost no head retention. The aroma is roasted malt. Mild, but nice. The taste is well balanced, roasted malt, lemon bitterness and chocolate roll around together. The texture is pretty smooth with low to moderate carbonation. Aside from the initial poor appearance, this is a good porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (536) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bomber courtesy of SkinnyCheeks. Poured a clear brown-mahogany with a thin tan head. Taste of rich chocolate, roasted malts, with a thin finish. Medium fizzy carbonation, medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gruberm (315) - - JAN 30, 2014
Good but served in a gulden draak which was weird. Wonderful creamy and beautiful taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rougeau13 (1867) - Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Very dark brown with a frothy light beige head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Roasty and chocolatey flavor. Decent but kind of weak. Medium bodied. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1093) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 26, 2014
small frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. thin flat dark brown body. aroma: strong coffee moderate malt caramel dark chocolate. if and ff: moderate sweet, reminding of chocolate and malt; long duration. palate: light body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Bem normalzinha e sem graça até ser harmonizada com sorvete de chocolate, quando ganhou nuances mais fortes de café e certo amargor. 30s

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
From beerilicous iPhone app: molasses malt and floral hops. Brown and hazy. Minimal head. Medium bitterness thin and slick. Avg all around ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawthorne00 (2259) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. A dark brown beer with a beige head that’s 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 it’s all a bit vague and athematic (unless "organic beers often lack presence" is a theme).


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