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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.


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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (258) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Draft at brewery. Nose is coffee and dark chocolate with some sweet sugary notes. Taste is a harsh graininess that is borderline burnt coffee with a residual sugar sweetness to it. Interesting, but not one I would buy a pint of.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Draft. Black pour with some tan head. Light roasted and chocolate aromas. Roasted chocolate, spice and anise flavors .

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11064) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Backlog from last summer. Pours with a deep brown hued body and a large tan head. Aromas are great. Saw dust, chalky, nutty, cocoa on the nose. Dark fruits, iodine, rich chocolate. Flavors are raisiny, malty, toasty, nutty, leather, light melanoidin. Medium low bitterness. Very dry finish despite the malt. Fuller carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1880) - USA - JAN 2, 2014
Dark brown in color... Nutty aroma... Flavor is caramel, nutty malts, hints of chocolate, coffee... Kind of watery, but fairly easy to drink... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Tap at Capones Black Friday Bash, Norristown PA, 29/11/13. Light black with a moderate tan swirl. Nose is cocoa, roast malt, light metallic tinge, vanilla, faint lick’o’coffee. Taste comprises light roast, sweet tones, mineral bite, brown sugars, dark fruit rip, marzipan, earthy cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet and drying conclusion. Decent enough porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (522) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2013
Draught at Devil Craft. Rich jet-black, minimal head. Aromas of sticky malt, burnt black sugar. Flavours of liquorice, dark chocolate. Smooth as silk. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2776) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Pours like dark cola. Smooth body. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and espresso. Dark fruit sweetness with espresso, chocolate, and a hint of hops. Very nice beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Draft at Craft. Pours dark brownish black with minimal khaki head.Nose was roasty dark malt, figgy fruit, coffee.Tasted of roasty malt, cacao, coffee, mild fig.


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