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Hood Canal Southpoint Porter



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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   ABV: -
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This beer has the deep ruby to mahogany color of a nut-brown porter. The aroma is a blend of roasted nuts, dark toasted bread and coffee. Its flavor include a sweet woodiness with coffee and cream. This is a real sipper with a warming aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Roasty and light chocolate aroma. Light dark malt flavor the coffee flavor was very subtle. Has a tad watery finish to the taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Hood Canal Brewing Company--Southpoint Porter--1999 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV (3.75 / 5.0) Porter--Clear deep dark red color. Spicy front mellows with addition of tight pellicle. Creamy tan head and texture. Thick toasted slightly sweet rich cherry licorice body. Nice lace. Spicy hop finish. Sampled 9/9/1999. Hood Canal Brewing Company--Southpoint Porter--2000 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0) Porter--Clear dark red color. Light front. Toasted cherry fruit malt body is smooth and easy with mild sweetness. Clean bland finish. Light toasted notes. Undistinguished. Sampled 7/23/2000.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2008
pours a dark brown with a red tint, small tan bubbly head, and some lacing. smell is faint, some cocoa, some coffee, a hint of roasted nuts, some malt in the back. taste is watery, sour malt, light cocoa, weak coffee, not much of an ending, very thin, and not much of a taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
On tap a the the brewery in Kingston, WA--Poured a very light brown body with a practically non-existent head. Nose of malty. ruddy, infected nose. This brewer needs to get it together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Bomber. I previously tried the Hood Canal Stout, and it was infected. Looking at the other comments here, it looks like their porter has the same problem. It has been a month since the last rating, and the last report of infection. Maybe I got a newer batch? I pour a tall glass with some trepidation. Is the huge tan head despite the infection? Because of the infection? The first taste? Itís also the last taste - IT"S STILL INFECTED. Can this brewery pull it together and actually bottle a decent beer?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Bomber. Pours nearly jet black with a thick, sedimentary tan head of suds and mousse. Really good looking beer. Nose of tart must, funk, foot, and horseblanket. Umm...that canít be right. Oh, god. Could barely drink a sip. What a catastrophe. Utterly infected. Tastes like sucking on a dirty foot face down in a mud puddle in a game preserve. And Iíve had good beer from these guys on draft before, trying to say something nice here. It, ah, looked tasty. Just confirming the infection issues I guess...kind of been a while since they were last noted, too.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2006
Same problem as DarkElf....also bought recently at Bottleworks. I was looking forward to this too. Tastes kind of like.....chocolate soda from a babyís diaper. WIll re-rate some other day.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 4, 2006
(22 oz bottle: $3.29 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Iím really getting tired of buying bottles of beer from the Pacific Northwest, only to have so many of them be infected as shit. This is a great area for beer, but half these places have no business bottling beer. This is my third bottle from Hood Canal, and all three have been infected, this one to the point of absolute undrinkability. And you canít blame Bottleworks, this is on the brewery, plain and simple. Ultimately, of course, Iíll retry this and all the other Hood Canal beers, but until then, let this review serve as a warning to those who donít feel like taking the risk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
22oz. bottle. Murky brown-black with a small tan head. Chalky chocolate aroma with heavy sweet malt underpinning. Candy anise twang, some dark toastiness. Some roastiness and faint astringency in the finish. Mouthfeel is light medium, somewhat dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2005
22oz bottle via trade from Indiana_Red - Thanks Ken! - This was the fullest bottle of beer Iíve ever seen it was beer all the way up to the cap actually. Poured very dark brown with a short creamy tan head that stays pretty well and laces the sides of the english pint. Aroma is somewhat on the hoppy side with a little roasted and chocolate notes but mostly hops and a little cola. Flavor is quite roasty, chocolate, a touch of coffee definite smoke flavor and some roasted nuts. I thought the flavor to be pretty solid on this one and Iím a little surprised actually by the low ratings. Palate is a bit to the thin side and the flavor is not quite as robust as other porters Iíve had but this is a pretty solid beer. A touch sour on the finish but not unpleasant. I found this very drinkable and definitely better than itís 2.8 average.

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