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Kulshan Trans-Porter
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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ďDonít be afraid of the dark!Ē Kulshan Porter is brewed in the Brown Porter style. Deep mahogany in color, the beer is topped with a rich mocha-colored head. The roasted barley aroma is accented with notes of coffee and chocolate. The flavor is smooth and silky with roasty-toasty grains blended with coffee, chocolate and a touch of toffee. The aftertaste is smooth and clean.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 19, 2014
On gtap at the original Bellingham tap room. Clear dark brown witiha thin sandy head. Nice soft light roasted chocolaty aromas and flavors. Well attenuated and clean. Like all their beers. Moderate tastey middle of the road Porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Red-brown, nice chocolatey aroma, some sweeter caramel malts, more chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Growler poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and earthiness with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (5009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Draft - Chocolate dark malts and a bit of molasses. Jet black with a good rich beige head. Very thin dark malts and molasses with a bit of dark chocolate, starts nice but disappoints.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3812) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Draught at WA Brewers Festival, 2014. Pours a dark brown color, though lighter than I expected. Nose is roasty and slightly bitter, but seems like a stock and unremarkable porter recipe at first. Taste is slightly bitter and roasty, and entirely forgettable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Draught at the brewery
Dark brown color, almost black, with creamy beige head. Roasted malt aroma. The flavor is also a bit chocolatey, and the muthfeel is smooth.
Nice Porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7248) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
Sampled on tap at Kulshan tasting room, pours a very dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of light roast, light espresso beans, and cocoa powder. Flavour of very nice light roasted malt, dry espresso, and bittersweet cocoa powder. Great porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Washington Brewers Festival 2012
Dark borwn in color, thin tan head. Deep rich dark malt flavor with a nice chocolate aroma and flavor. This was a very tasty Porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Very tasty and highly sessionable porter with a pleasant amount of roast, and lesser notes of creamed coffee and milk chocolate. Itís on the robust side, which I like, and Iím glad itís not overly sweet like many porters out there. Thatís not to say itís overly hopped / bitter, though, because itís actually really balanced. I hate to draw comparisons, but itís kind of similar to Deschutes Black Butte Porter, and that is a compliment. I really feel this porter will win awards if itís entered into beer competitions because, stylistically, itís right on, and flavor-wise, itís delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caskalefan (151) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2012
Transluscent, deep mahogany brown with a small head and minimal but nice lacing. Dutch processed cacao and roast in the nose. Inviting aroma. Flavor reflects those, and is extremely dry with just a hint of coffee and woody smokiness. Body is reasonably creamy, firm, and true to the style, and the finish lingers nicely. I wasnít expecting much when I walked into this little neighborhood gem, but I was astounded by their robust and complex RIS, and while this beer isnít quite in that league, itís quite refreshing and flavorful.


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