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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 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5910) - 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 (7508) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2009
The aroma is a nice mix of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. The pour is dark brown with some red hues and a thin tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, then some dark chocolate. Coffee flavors linger and create a dry mouth feel. Some earthy hops come in and add some bitterness in the finish. The only complaint is that it was a little thin and watery, but it had really nice flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Just OK. a thin, slightly burned taste. Aroma was probably overwhelmed by the scent of vanilla and food. This was the darkest beer they had. Not bad, just not memorable in any way.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
explosivebeer (36) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Sampled at the Harmon Brewery. This one was fairly think, clear, and black with a lot of slightly burnt coffee in the flavor, with a hint of toffee. It has a mild coffee aroma and a slightly bitter aftertaste. It was a little disappointing but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
Not quite black with a beautiful creamy head. A little coffee and chocolate. But, pretty light overall. Thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Bomber, courtesy after4ever! Pours blackish brown with a fading tan head. Brown sugar and chocolate chip cookie dough aroma. Light body and medium carbonation. Sweet chocolate and brown sugar taste, with a dry piney finish. A really nice beer, right up to the finish, which didnít really work for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7608) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
22. Black with a thick, creamy, moussy tan head. Light curly lace. Fairly neutral nose--light chalk and cocoa. Medium body thatís somehow alternately creamy and watery; very clean and easy to drink. Chocolatey and ever so slightly roasty mid-palate. Clean chalky finish. A bit too mild and sweet to be really exciting, but has no obvious flaws and disappears quickly.

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