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RATINGS: 64   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3429) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2345) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13181) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (308) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Loved it, especially with my new interest in porters. Strong coffee, chocolate and dark fruit flavors with a nice sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6769) - 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.

3.9
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
4 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. Burnt with some smoked black patent malts present in the initial aroma. Not overpowering, though. There are also some lightly sweet chocolate aromas as well. I think I smell some Cascade hops, too. Moderately opaque mahogany body present with a small tan head. Smooth, creamy, coffee-like flavors to start, with a little sweetness in the middle. Nicely hopped finish. Drinkable and good, although it was a little underattenuated.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Sweet, chocolaty, and with the right amount of hops to balance it out. One of my new favorite porters. And seriously one of the best named beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Sample on tap @ The Brewpub, gotta love the name after driving through donner pass. Pours dark black with a tan ring. Nose is light and malty. Taste is chewy and malty and nice. Very tasty porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (439) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Growler fill from the brewpub. Poured dark brown with medium light brown head. Nose of coffee, chocolate and malt, very nice. Taste was same, with a bit of sweetness and a hint of the hops. Overall very good.


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