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RATINGS: 59   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2010
on tap-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate/molasses. Taste is rich dark malt-coffee/chocolate/molasses, than a bang of earthy hops bite. Occasional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: July 05, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate aroma, touch of roasted coffee, dark caramel sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of roasted adds a coffee character, caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, light bitterness from the roasted
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Tap at the brewpub. Pour is very dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and dark malt. Flavor is chocolate with some transient sweetness, and maybe a hint of coffee. Not to mention dark malt. Finishes a little chocolate bitter. Nice porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10547) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9745) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
A dark brown porter with no head, not very carbonated. A pleasant mix of chocolate and British hopping in aroma. In mouth, an excellent mix of toasted bitter chocolate, cold coffee. Rich bodied. On tap at brewpub August 2007.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9454) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008 Roast aroma. Beige head. Black strong in alcohol hoppy and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter burnt roast finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - 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.

3.6
   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.


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