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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 30   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
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2012
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, roastiness and light vanilla with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Tap @ Hops and Pies Denver during FiftyFifty tap takeover. Pours a deep brown appearance with a cream/tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, mild coffee, and a bit of piney hops. Pretty easy drinking, roasty chocolate malty flavor with a touch of anise and vanilla. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Not a proper rating, but leaving a note on how punctuated thisporter is from fresh flavor hops (Columbus?) There’s a bitter hop finish a alcohol warmth that sort of cuts the sweet chocolate notes leaving you to want more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
On draft at Falling Rock and again at GABF 2012. Pours a medium porter brown with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, some cocoa, dark chocolate, and some earthy bitterness. Flavor is similar with roasted malts up front, some dark chocolate, cocoa, and mild hops. Light to medium in body and a nice porter overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7578) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. The beer pours inky black with a medium thin tan head and patchy lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium body with a roasted malt and coffee character along with notes of sweet chocolate and fruity hops. The finish is roasty with an espresso aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - OCT 19, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Black with a small tan head
Aroma and flavors of roasted malts and milk chocolate
OK, mild aroma and thin

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Pours a dark cola with a medium sized off white/ light beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, lightly roasted malt, and mocha. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, chocolate, some coffee, caramel, and floral. Nice drinkable porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of malt, chocolate, roasting, and a hint of coffee. Poured dark brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, chocolate, coffee, roasting, vanilla, and cocoa. Medium body. Slick, then dry texture. Soft carbonation. Malt, coffee, chocolate, roast, bitter hop, vanilla finish is slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Aroma of roast coffee, slight cocoa and dark fruits. Pours black with a very light white head. Taste is quite roasty but a hint of bitter sweet. Cocoa, pine and slight fruit. Great roasty mouthfeel throughout. Good porter


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