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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Sustenance to get you through those long, cold winters, the Donner Party Porter is another of FiftyFifty’s flagship beers. Reminiscent of dark chocolate, espresso, and dark dried fruits with a long complex finish, this beer is good for one of those nights where you’ve dug yourself into a snow bank because the ski trip didn’t go quite as planned. Deep brown with mahogany highlights, the hops and malt are very well balanced leaving one to contemplate the myriad of flavors as the beer warms. Moderate to slightly heavy, this beer is heaven in a glass.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Backlog from last summer. Pours with a deep brown hued body and a large tan head. Aromas are great. Saw dust, chalky, nutty, cocoa on the nose. Dark fruits, iodine, rich chocolate. Flavors are raisiny, malty, toasty, nutty, leather, light melanoidin. Medium low bitterness. Very dry finish despite the malt. Fuller carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1531) - USA - JAN 2, 2014
Dark brown in color... Nutty aroma... Flavor is caramel, nutty malts, hints of chocolate, coffee... Kind of watery, but fairly easy to drink... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7004) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Tap at Capones Black Friday Bash, Norristown PA, 29/11/13. Light black with a moderate tan swirl. Nose is cocoa, roast malt, light metallic tinge, vanilla, faint lick’o’coffee. Taste comprises light roast, sweet tones, mineral bite, brown sugars, dark fruit rip, marzipan, earthy cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet and drying conclusion. Decent enough porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (441) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2013
Draught at Devil Craft. Rich jet-black, minimal head. Aromas of sticky malt, burnt black sugar. Flavours of liquorice, dark chocolate. Smooth as silk. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Pours like dark cola. Smooth body. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and espresso. Dark fruit sweetness with espresso, chocolate, and a hint of hops. Very nice beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Draft at Craft. Pours dark brownish black with minimal khaki head.Nose was roasty dark malt, figgy fruit, coffee.Tasted of roasty malt, cacao, coffee, mild fig.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boxofrane (1881) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Draft at craft ale house. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma has light roast and coffee. The taste is light chocolate, some coffee, weird aftertaste. Thin brew.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (895) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Very dark brown with amber hue. Nose roast, chocolate, and malted milk balls. Taste malt, roast, chocolate, some alcohol. Bitter and roast on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Black in color with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt aroma, cocoa powder, dark fruit, and some earthy hops. Nice sweetness of molasses and dark fruit on the flavor. Earthy hops, licorice, molasses, and coffee. Some chocolate and cocoa powder on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Draft at Beachwood. Clear dark maroon color, beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee grounds. Taste is coffee, bitter cocoa. Nice stuff.


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