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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This is yet another original flagship brew and of the English persuasion. Our brewer does love his dark beers and decided to brew this slightly unheralded style. Porters, related to stouts, come in two basic styles: Brown and Robust. Robust styles tend to be heavier, stronger and even slightly darker. Brown Porters tend to be more drinkable as a session brew. Our Puget Sound Porter is a lovely dark Brown with strong hints of ruby. A wonderful coffee roasted and chocolate nose makes this Porter unique and enhances the medium bodied brew. The flavors of coffee and chocolate follow through each sip of this porter. 8 different malted barley’s, including Pale Chocolate and dark German barley make up the grist. Two hop additions balance the beer’s flavor. Our brewers 2nd favorite child! GABF Gold in 1999 5.4% ABV and 40 IBUs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
Some times I am a man of few words. This beer was OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2009
bomber - clear, cola brown with thin, off-white head; fresh nutty aromas with bitter coffee and mild roast; full bodied and almost creamy; lovely texture and mouthfeel; not the most flavorful porter by any means, but very solid with that nice fresh roast and nutty flavors; touch of sweetness in the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009 Coffee roast aroma. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp and bitter coffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: September 12, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: opaque dark brown with ruby edges, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, touch of roasted, only a hint of sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, hint of roasted adds a coffee character, light balancing earthyness

Date: July 19, 2012
Mode: bottle
Words: ale alpharetta
the bottle version adds a bit of smokyness along with the roasted

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Out of a bottle at Collins Pub. Aromas of smoke and toasted malt. Pours black with barely any lace. But the taste--odd. Tastes of red fruits, nearly like red wine, and very vinegar like, with some bitter coffee beneath. Almost like they tried to make a sour porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
on tap at collins for porter weekend. Pour was inpeneterable black color. Aroma was like a cold iced latte, notes of cocoa and coffee, but muted. Taste was bizarre, tart, vinegar, sour like, blended with the bitter coffee. Palate was thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Served from a 22oz bottle that I picked up on my last trip to Seattle. Pours a brown black with a small tan head. Light roasted malt, a little thin in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle, thanks to danielcurtis81 for sharing on his wedding week. Pours black with a brown edge and no head. Nose has coffee and some roasted malt with chocolate. Taste is bitter roasted malt and coffee, a little sour and light/lacking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2188) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2009
pours a dark brown with a small khaki head, and some lacing. smell is of strong coffee, cocoa, and roasted nuts. taste is tart, sour malt, some cocoa, and some coffee, end is overpowering with the tartness, and a little dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
22 oz bottle brought back from the brewery by good my friend Leems. Pours black as pitch with a decent tan head that is gone quick. Aroma is largely roast, some coffee, chocolate and maybe even some raisins or plums. Flavor is mostly roasted coffee/chocolate, but with light hints of caramel and vanilla. Perhaps a little lighter in mouth than I would prefer, but still a very tasty brew. I would like to try more from this brewery.

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