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Eel River Certified Organic Porter



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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8696) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - Black pour witb beige head. Roasted and sweet malty with some cocoa and caramel, hoppy backing, sweet roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3617) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is dark malt, caramel, coffee, touch of chocolate and dark fruits, slight vanilla, some liquorice in the finish. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, hint of creamy coffee. Nice and mild Porter with some good coffee flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade as an extra. Pours a semi-clear cola brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that quickly disiiaptes and leaves behind a thin ring and film top. Aroma of chocolate, a hint of coffee and earthy hops. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of roasted chocolate malt, some caramel and earthy hops. Finish is a touch lighter than most other porters I’ve tried, some chocolate and tasted caramel aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DraftDodger (1114) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Copenhagen 3/9 2016. 33 cl bottle from Gunnar Madsen Vinhandel. Apparently a porter from the first certified organic brewery in the US. Bridge crossing the Eel River on the label. Pours clear reddish brown with off-white head. Settles as thin layer of foam. Aroma of sweet toffee intermingling with bitter coffee, dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. Medium carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is medium sweet followed by more pronounced bitterness. Aftertaste is coffee bitterness. A bit watery. A nice light porter - and you can drink it with a clear and organic conscience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12049) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2016
Sample from a bottle. A black beer with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with a thick tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, chocolate, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice malty / roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is chocolate cereal, caramel. Taste is hints of chocolate and caramel with grainy cereals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle shared with Ran & Dale at their house in Escondido, CA, 21.4.16. Dark brown with a frothy beige head. Malty aroma with the slightest caramel notes, very malty bitterness with some simple chocolate. Too light of a body, quite carbonated, a little roasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle picked up locally at home. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, some coffee, earthy notes, perhaps a hint of tobacco, lighter bodied, seems fresh but just a tad thin, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
donandres (373) - , Washington, USA - APR 24, 2016
12 ounce bottle to wine glass A: black(dark brown if against the light) liquid brown foam that disappears quickly A: no aroma on the nose, drink:licorice grains T: lightly bitter MF: creamy, lively carbonation, long nice finish OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for Drank: April 23, 2016

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