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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8821) - 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 (1814) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3144) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
On tap at Capones for FiftyFifty Brunch, Pours a dark black, with medum lacing, and small head that went away rather fast. Aromas and taste of hoppy chocolate, balanced malts, nice and roasty, dark fruits. Perfectly put together. Solid porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5979) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Capones. Very dark pour with a clingy white head. Cocoa, roasted malts, good hop bite, and a very full palate for a porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours black with a creamy tan head...nice lacing! Aroma is lightly roasted with subtle coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of very faint raisin. Flavor is nice and roasty with dark chocolate and coffee notes...a bit of molasses...balanced with good bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and creamh with a slightly burnt chocolate/peaty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 23, 2012
pours a dark dark brown with a cocoa head. Sweet aroma and flavor is coffee like. Pours very thick for a porter!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (950) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2011
CORRECTION. The porter and stout were mixed up on my sampler. This rating is for Totality Imperial Stout: Tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with minimal carbonation. No detectable aroma which is bad. The flavor and palate, however, are very good. Vanilla bean cappuccino with an ever so subtle hop presence to keep it from being too sweet and toasty. Slippery in the mouth. Actually better when it warms.a.little. very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6363) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a generous tan head and a coffee aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and coffee flavor with a sweetish treacle finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Sampled at the brew house. Pours deep deep brown. Aroma is pretty sweet but also earthy. The mouthfeel is really nice and full bodied. Good brew.


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