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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hanuta06 (446) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Serving: from tap at Harmon Brewery and Restaurant. Aroma: moderate vanilla and smoke. Appearance: small, creamy, light-brown, initial head with excellent lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, cola-brown body. Taste: moderate vanilla initial flavor and heavy smoke finish with long duration. Palate: medium body, oily texture and lively carbonation. Overall: excellent. Great smokey flavor, lasting aroma.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
1pint 6oz Btl. Pours black with a brown frothy head. Hints of Roast and nuts dominate the nostrils. Palate is live...very live, and the flavor is lightly bitter but refreshing. Overall; impressive... the puget porter is an excellant beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
(Draft: Harmon Brewery & Restaurant in Tacoma, WA) With the wonderfully toasty and moderately sweet chocolate aroma starting off this beer, I’m really expecting something great here. Man, I can sit here and smell this beer all day. Mmm, mmm, sweet and toasty initially, the chocolate really comes out in the mid-palate. Medium-to-full bodied, lightly carbonated, and extremely easy to drink. Medium brown color, translucent next to light, with a light tan head that like all their other beers, starts small and quickly settles to a small ring, leaving no lacing. Wow this is tasty stuff. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Bottle pours black with brown hightlights, medium frothy tannish colored head, with fairly sticky lacing.   Roasted malts, dry/chalky like semi-sweet chocolate on the nose.   Smooootttthhh.... very good mouthfeel is the first thing I noticed.   A nice roasty flavor, mild chocolate, slightly hoppy finish.   Wonderful finish, good mouthfeel... this is a solid porter.   This is way under-rated!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors. Pours a frothy large off-white head atop an opaque body. Nose of ashtray and toasted malt. Very good mouthfeel and minor bitterness through the finish.very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2275) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a finger and half of tan head on a black body. The aroma is mostly roasted malt and burnt wood, really nice. The flavor is balanced and deep, roasted malt, burnt malt, charred wood, and mild bitter finish. The texture is smooth with low to moderate carbonation. An outstanding porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Had a taste platter at the Harmon in downtown tacoma. This one was on it. Way to represent the 253! Good porter with a nice aroma to it. Head is frothy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown color with a light tan head. Nice chocolate, roasty, coffee, pale malt, kelpie aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Lightly sweet milk chocolate, mocha flavors with dark roast malt, honey biscuit, easy finish--very good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Black, light tan head. Roast on aroma, pretty chocolate forward, some acidic coffee and nuttiness. Has a moderate creamy body with a lot of chocolate and char that stops just short of being too ashy. Lingers chocolatey on the finish with a light caramel sweetness. Very nice robust porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2012
A good Porter, not the best, but definitely one of the top contenders as seen by its many awards.

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