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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This county favorite features a robust, smooth dark malt base with a slight sweetness from the crystal malt. Poured with a Nitrogen-CO2 blended gas.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
probably one of best and most consitant offerings from Lengthwise. Slight acidity from roast malts but not a detriment, actually blends nice with sub flavors of coffee and caramels... Not sweet, again slightly on the raosty side and maybe moving from a porter to a stout.. Give it a Robust porter for style, My personal guess is the name may help in marketing a dark beer with body to a location where it is rarely less than 95F in the Summer months.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1185) - Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2013
A very dry porter. Chocolate flavor and aroma with a fairly light body. Roasted malt give a slight burnt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Black in color with a creamy khaki head. Coffee, roast, and dark chocolate open things up on the nose. A bit of earthy hops, licorice, and maybe some cocoa powder. The flavor is almost chalky and astringent. Lots of roasted malt, some dark chocolate, and a coffee ground note, too. A hint of dark fruit as the beer warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
On tap the brewpub. Dark amber-brown, decent dense head. Aroma-roasted malt, hint of chocolate, coffee. Taste-earthy, creamy, roasty, cocoa and coffee notes. Somewhat low carbonation. Very creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
On tap @ the brewpub. Clear deep dark ruby with a one finger cramy beige head, good retention--as a nitro should have. Loads of unsweetened chocolate up front with some moderate roasted malts. Flavor is much the same with hints of caramel and smoke, though the finish did turn a little burnt and ashy. Bitterness peaked around a 3 in the dry finish. Light prickly carbonation with a medium body. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009

Name: Kern County Porter
Date: July 13, 2009
Mode: Draft, Nitro
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, creamy tan head, sheets of lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, touch of dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate
Body: creamy nitro body
Flavor: rich roasted and dark chocolate flavor, touch of coffee adds good bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2008
On nitro tap. Poured a black color with a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor was strong with coffee. Body was too light, but other than that this was a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2008
Nitro pour. Dark brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Light roasted malt flavor, mild sweetness, with an earthy bitterness. Seemed a little thin, but the body was creamy from the nitro. Pretty okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Average porter here. Nothing really different about it except perhaps it was mostly coffee dominant with little else going for it in terms of complexity. Dark brown in color with light brown highlights. Slightly lactic in flavor, creamy with a dry finish. Coffee dominates the taste, just like it did in the nose. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8983) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Sample at the brewpub: Very dark brown color that lets little light through. Medium thin beige head with good retention and thin spotty lacing. Aroma of coffee and sweet malt. Medium-bodied and creamy with a fair amount of roasted coffee flavor, plus some caramel and malt too. The finish remains creamy and sweet, with a bit of coffee bitterness left over. Right up there with the Centennial as far as my favorites from this brewpub.

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