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Inland Empire Pepin The Short Porter



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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Our traditional English porter at 5.8% abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ablock0 (4) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015 does not count
Everything at this brewery has a small quirk in taste. This was a simple porter done well, no gimmicks here. Starts off simple with a coffee and chocolate aroma and finished with a deep woody after taste. Very rich and conducive to sipping. This brewery has very good malt selection compared to their hops and you can taste it here in the porter. Great but doesn’t delineate itself from other porters very much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nie (104) - - JUN 23, 2015
On tap at the brewery. The smokey, savory flavor is the star here. Great standard Porter I use as a baseline for rating others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 10, 2015
Bottle shared by Nie, It is a deep black pour with a tan head. Served in a snifter it has a sweet rich dark chocolate nose. Medium bodied with a prickly carbonation. The taste is roasty chocolate & a bit of coffee beans. A solid Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2604) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Dark reddish brown - nearly black pour, light tan head, decent lace/retention. Bitter coffee and roasted aroma, lesser chocolate and caramel, enough of a hop presence to balance. Medium to light bodied, bitter roasted coffee flavor dominates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shooter42 (132) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Very tasty malty porter with hints of coffee and chocolate. Enjoyed from a 22 oz bottle and will definitely be looking for this beer again. What a surprisingly amazing taste from such a small brewery in the Inland Empire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1952) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2013
22oz bottle courtesy of GT2. Thanks! A: RIS worthy black color with a sludgy pour. Thick pock-marked mocha head recedes to thin lacing. N: Dark chocolate - 60% range and ground espresso start the nose. Graham cracker, biscuit, and ground black pepper. Earth from the hops, I’m guessing. Hints of vanilla and dirt. Great start to this one. T: Chili pepper, chocolate and coffee. Very earthen and dirty. Lactos here, and the vanilla and graham cracker. Which is great, except as this warms, an awful black olive flavor starts to dominate, knocking down the score substantially. M: Soft on the palate and medium bodied. Alcohol is well hidden. O: A beer better served cold, when it’s a 5.8% beer drinking like a 9% RIS with all the fudge and coffee flavors. Because when this warms, it becomes acidic and overwraught.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Tap at Inland Empire. Pours inky dark near black. Mahogany highlights. Scant mocha foam. Hazelnut nose with caramel and salt but moving to acetaldehyde and peppermint. Red apple :/ Taste is very dry and herbal, roasty, dusty, dry like the rest of IE’s beers. Overattenuated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmui4031 (7) - - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
Love these guys brews! The Hefe is an easy drinker with tons of banana and cloves on both the nose and the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle that someone left at my place. I asked around, waited a while, and will wait no longer. This one pours a dark brown that shows some amber when held up to light. Small tan head. There’s a lot of chocolate in the aroma, dark and fudge, along with some earth and a black olive note throughout. Same with the flavor, that odd black olive thing. Aside from that, seems to be a straightforward porter. Light-medium bodied, smooth and robust, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Black with a creamy tan head. Nice strong chocolate roasted grain aroma and taste with a strong toasty finish.

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