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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (606) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle from Fifty Fifty Brewing, thin disappearing head, roasty, lots of coffee and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2305) - JAPAN - NOV 23, 2012
Great Porter. Really well balanced, hugely drinkable and the roasty finish is so well integrated in to the package it comes off as one well rounded product in the mouth. Nice heavy, though well weighted body too. This is what good beer is all about - no need for huge ABVs and off kilter ingredients. Just good, honest beer values.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1162) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Nice dark roast malt and coffee nose, but a bit flat. Coffee brown color. Flavor also seems flat and mostly light roast coffee. Good but not great. Doesn’t hit all the right porter spots for me. Maybe fatigued palate after tasters of their IPAs at Hops and Pie’s tap takover? Will need to try again if I get a chance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9782) - 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
adnielsen (9077) - 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 (4467) - 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 (8106) - 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 (4682) - 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 (2356) - 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.


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