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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bryanm18 (48) - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Best beer I’ve had to date. Smells a bit like chocolate milk. Nice 2 finger head that lasted about 30 seconds. Nice dark brown color. Tastes fantastic. You can taste the chocolate immediately. Has a nice medium feel with a bit of fizz. Great finish at which point you can taste a nice flavor of coffee. A tiny bit of bitterness that makes it that much better. A little bit of an aftertaste that resembles the original taste almost completely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
A great beer, if not the best for sure one of the top five porters out their. Great flavor and is a must when the weather is cold. Look for this beer to explode in popularity. One of the better beers Eel River makes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a pretty small head. I found this one to be rather heavy on the roasted malts, but in a very inviting way. The beer itself was extremely smooth and easy on the palate, though it kept up that robust malty and roasted character. Great porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Tan head, deep ruby brown color. Rich malty nose, a tad nutty. Wonderful malty sweet flavor, sweet finish with strong flavor. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pours deep, slightly translucent brown with low to moderate carbonation. Aroma is primarily chocolate, with caramel and fruit/flower. Starts light and sweet, reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries, then moves to coffee with pronounced floral undertones finishing with mild dryness that leaves dark chocolate and strawberry aftertaste. Smooth and milky throughout. Wow, this is one damn fine beer, and organic to boot!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2003
It has a subtle aroma, and a good thick head. The flavor is a pleasant mix of roasted smoky chocolate. It is also very smooth. I liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2003
A very nice nutty-coffee flavor with an appropriately rich accompanying aroma. The color is a nice, barely translucent brown. Starts out sweet and finishes with just a hint of bitterness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2007
12 oz. Dark brown with a large and lasting head. Nice wispy clouds of lace. Cocoa, sour cream and earthy, metallic herb aromas. Flavor is dry cocoa, graham crackers, marshmallow and prickly, earthy spiced molasses. Slight coffee with soured milk, and green mesquite woodsmoke are also present. Palate is a little chalky, near medium-bodied, and smooth but tingly at the same time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmohno (1534) - Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2011 Interesting malt aroma.Its like a raisony bourbon yeast chocolate with some woodiness kinda of a candied blackberry cream vannilla like an old fashioned flavored soda.Very nice unique fantasticaly delicious aroma.The kind of smell you would love in a chocolate or candy or pastry shop. Taste is slick earthy sweet chocolate malty a little coffee with some of the flavors of the aroma, some anise/molassis. Darkcandied cherry tonesLight mild grainy chocolate/coffee drying finish with a dark almost berry like bittering in the finish,very smooth almost slick and creamy, this may be the best porter ive tried. This is a great porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yackery (165) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
12oz bottle pours a two-finger sandy head that dissolves in a minute over a deep brown translucent body with frosty lacing. Aroma is bread and toasted grain, some basement earth and hints of dark chocolate and dried berry. Taste is mild salty and lightly sweet and umami with a lingering bitter finish. Body is full with strong carbonation and thick texture that leaves a sticky residue. A superb beer with extra points for organic ingredients.

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