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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Olde Bongwater Hemp Porter was named by Kevin Head at The Rhino, a bar in Missoula. He originally wanted the beer as a house beer. It was such a hit, that others started asking for it. Now, you can find it in bars across western Montana. Some have criticized us of glorifying marijuana or giving hemp a bad image. We intend to do neither. Taste it & youíll agree - it is GOOD!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Iíve had this beer a few times, and it continues to be good. A: pours a dark, nearly black ale with not allowance of light passage until youíre down to the last ounce or two, then itís a dark maduro color. Single finger, latte head falls in a minute or two and leaves a thin sheet of the same. S: Nutty, malty, coffee hide in here. The hemp oil changes the texture of the nose. Very nice. Some hints of graham, flour. T: Dried coffee grounds, cocoa, hazelnuts; a nice malt baseline and the hemp oil creates the slightest resin flavor. A bit woody. M: Medium to heavy body with medium carbonation. The feel is silky, smooth and the finish is the same slickness. O: My favorite beer coming out of Missoula. Outstanding. If Kettlehouse was really thinking, they would can this rather than some of their others. Serving type: growler 04-15-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PghBrewer (11) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Ingoring the fact that the guy(s) serving the beer a the berwery was a complete a-hole...this is one tasty beer. Spent a couple days in Missoula and would have gone back if not for the poor service. Dark coffee black. Very thick with some sweetness. A bit of ester-ness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2012
On tap. Brown/black with a great lacing tan top. Scent is roasty and coffee. Taste is coffee, sweet malts, herbal, with a dark bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Dark brown with a tan head and lacing. Strong roasted coffee and bitter hops aroma. Some cocoa. The flavor is a mocha mix that I just love in porters. Roasty and beautiful. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Many thanks to the king of the west, Skyview. Black color with a thick head. Roasted malt aroma and fairly herbal. Strong roasted malt flavor with what I would only assume to be a big hemp flavor, not that Iíve chewed on a lot of hemp leaves in my life... Bitter finish. Dang tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Thanks to skyview for sharing. One of the better beers from Kettle House that he provided. Nice roasted malt and faint coffee aroma. Solid roasted malt body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Picked up single 16-oz can at the breweryís taproom in Missoula, Montana. Pours a dark opaque near black brew with a thin tan head that dissolves to a tan ring. Aroma of roasted dark malt, dark bittersweet chocolate, some mocha, and a touch of flowery hops. Taste is smooth, creamy, full bodied with some roasted malt and earthy herbal flavors. Finish is smooth, slick with a light chocolate and herbal spice aftertaste. Hemp in the beer? Man was I wise not to take a return trip through Utah to bring this back to Minnesota. That Utah State Trooper would have made things quite difficult for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Draught at the Brewpub: Dark black, tan head, good lacing. Nose of light roast, just a faint hemp note, maybe itís just in my mind. The flavor is rich with cocoa and chocolate, sweet mocha roast and light lactose. Chewables in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. Pours a dark roast coffee like black with really no head. Super thick dark malty sweetness, as well as some banana and toffee dominate the palate and the beer from beginning to end is very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8412) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Growler thanks to Toby, man this growler is at least two months old- seriously I should have drank it sooner, but I wanted to share it, and wow, this beer is fine. Opened with a massive release of carbonation, pours a pure black color with a massive thick beige head. A sweet roasted malt nose, some vegetal hemp notes. A sweet unusual flavor, strong herbs almost like drinking weed. Toasted malts, earth and ash. I donít know what to say except the hemp flavor dominates in an awesome way, herbal like a wicked medicine. Very interesting. As to the state of the growler...I have no idea why this is so good after so long.

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