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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Gulf Porter is the first beer of the year in our Brewer\’s Choice Series. Carefully brewed with select malts, oats, and hops. We rely on the yeast to provide the spicy note and the rich character of the beer. With warm notes of toffee, coffee, and a little chocolate this porter is a beautiful beer. Sure to spark a lively discussion on the finer points of Southern living.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Brown pour, light head. Roasty and light chocolate aroma. Flavor is much the same. Good but not world class. Still a drinkable porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Growler courtesy of The Cheeseman in the mystery swap. Pours a clear ruby hued brown with a medium sized tanned beige head. Caramel, a bit of toast. Pretty empty overall, not offensive or anything but just lacking so much that makes a good porter, well…good. Finishes with more watered down roast flavors and caramel. Mediocre. But, my first Mississippi beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Growler, RBWG. Clear dark brown body with large beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses, chocolate, some nut. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, molasses, some roast, nut, light seltzer, faint burnt. Smooth light-medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2010
very red coloration. light tan head. roasted aroma, almost like almonds. really bitter. good feel. an ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Pours a lacing tan head with a clear, not too dark brown, but dark brown body. Aromas of roasted malt and brown sugar. Flavor is roasted malt and brown sugar. Finish is smooth, oily, lasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Dark brown with ruby edges, thick creamy tan head. bAroma of toffee, oat, milk chocolate. Taste is roasted malt sweetness with a burnt finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Growler… Clear, deep ruby beer with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose is mainly of toasted nuts and easygoing milk chocolate. Almonds really stand out. Medium to full-bodied and slick with stinging carbonation. Moderate chocolate and espresso flavors. Hopped up nicely. Lengthy, moderately bitter, coarse/dry finish. Growler courtesy of TheCheeseMan!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Pours a dark amber, aroma of toasted malts, cinnamon, and coco. Flavor is typical run of the meal for a porter with a hint of cinnamon. All in all not bad for our little home town brewery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Light brown color. Aroma of unprocessed grain. Thin palate. Much more of a brown ale, and not such a bad one. But this is far too thin and light to be a porter. The Southern Pecan was a much better beer. Thanks to Skyview for Sharing this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Growler sample (Thanks Bob!) Dark ruby brown pour, plenty of carbonation and a good nutty aroma. Flavor was also rich, nutty and a earthy. Pretty good, glad I have a growler of this coming in trade later this week.

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