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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 barleyís, including Pale Chocolate and dark German barley make up the grist. Two hop additions balance the beerís flavor. Our brewers 2nd favorite child! GABF Gold in 1999 5.4% ABV and 40 IBUs.

   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 (2089) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5505) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 22 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small thinnish beige head that fell to a partial covering. The nose is oddly fruity with a chocolate covered cherry quality. Some roast and light hoppiness. Something wrong here, itís oddly sour with almost a bretty funkiness. A little thin and slightly acrid roast and chocolate malts. A little leafy hoppiness on the late finish. Light to medium bodied with a slightly oily slickness on the finish. Moderate fizzy active carbonation. This isnít completely unpleasant, but itís clearly infected. 6/3/4/3/6 = 2.4 Re-rate, Sept 2013, tap. Pours a clear very dark brown body with a one finger frothy white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is sweet caramel, roast, burnt malt, and maybe a touch of rubber, not much chocolate malt at all. The flavor is a little heavy on the roast as well with lots of sweet burnt carmel. Very little bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little heavy and thick from the residual sweetness. Soft minimal carbonation. Not really much of a Porter, comes across as much more Stout like. Still, a lot better than my bottle experience from back in 2009. Rating is for the recent taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Bomber purchased at the brewery. Pours a lovely brown with a great tan head the stayed forever and left lovely lacing. The aroma is malt, caramel, and coffee. The flavor is a great mix of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. On the palate it is thick and silky, but leaves fairly quickly. This beer was gone too soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7427) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Thanks to Brandon for the bomber! Poured medium-deep cola brown with a fine cap of well-retained tan head. The aroma hinted at sour infection, which was unfortunately confirmed upon drinking.. metallic in nature over moderately roasted bakerís chocolate and black patent malts.. it smelled like the sourness may possibly complement. It really didnít.. metallic and vinegary sourness flooded the mouth, only allowing some roasted black patent at the core and dried cocoa hits around the edges. Dry and sour on the palate, lacking a good feel.. bummer.. sounds like this is a good beer under normal conditions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a dark beige head. Has a mild roasted coffee aroma. This is a great porter taste and true to style. A really good palate: mild and not too thick or creamy. Just right for a porter.

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