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RATINGS: 76   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 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 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7505) - 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 baker’s chocolate and black patent malts.. it smelled like the sourness may possibly complement. It really didn’t.. 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 (6040) - 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 (2164) - 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 didn’t really work for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7361) - 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 that’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2008
12/9/07 On draught at the brewery. Aroma is super chocolatey with lots of sweetness and a decent roast. Appearance is very dark brown with a low tan head. The flavor has some toasted carbonic sourness, heavy roast and substantial background sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium-high bodied with medium creaminess and low carb feel. Overall, too much black malt harshness in the flavor, could be great otherwise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2007
on tap-pours a thin retaining tan head and very dark brown color with red highlights. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/molasses, some sweetness, roasty, slight acidic? Taste is dark malt-chocolate/cocoa powder/roasty, caramel, faint hops bite. Dusty mouth feel. Medium body. Soft carbonation.

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