Moon River Captain’s Porter
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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Our porter is a full-bodied, semi-sweet dark ale, with distinct notes of caramel and chocolate. Brewed in the loving memory of our Brew master’s grandfather, the Captain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Deep chocolate and roastiness lavish attention on the blackberry fruitiness within. A few love handles to hang on to, chewy malt complexity, and overall drinkability all cooperate to make this a very fine Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the brown-sleeved black gown.
-Supporting hops are felt in the back, agreeing with the friendly roastiness.
-Carbonation’s perfect to let the malts shine and ease quaffability.
-A delicious pint of Porter is always comforting.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Draft. Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. The aroma is full of coffee, with a bit of chocolate. The flavor is a great mix of chocolate and a lot of coffee. Just a little bit of hops at the end of the taste. very well put together porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Pours black, tan head. Chocolate, coffee, some oats in there making it very creamy great mouthfeel. Slight burnt harshness from the roasted malts coming through. Taste like northern brewer hops coming through as well which I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4758) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Draught sample at the brewpub. Very nearly opaque black with rustic mahogany transparency at the glass-side, lasting ring of dark foam....lovely roasty dark grains, bitter chocolate balanced with sweet grainy cocoa, vanilla and a bare hint of brandy in the aroma....body doesn’t hold to the promise of the nose, though it is serviceable, with lots of toasty grain, a bit of chocolate and robust grapy sweetness, but somewhat on the thin side all the way through, really quite weak and watery to finish. Sigh, almost...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2006
(On tap) Dark mahogany with a reddish glow and a creamy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose. Medium-bodied, lightly sweet, hard roasted malt with a vague edge of chocolate. Almost no bitterness. A soft, pleasant Porter. 010406

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2006
draught at brewpub. Deep black wth tan head. Coffee aroma. Flavors of coffee with hints of dark chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2006 Aroma is faintly roasty with lots of molasses and hints of brown sugar. Brown with reddish tints and a decent, but fading mocha head. More of the molasses and brown sugar...more slight roastiness. Gets a touch cloying witht he brown sugar notes, but finished dry and approachable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Reddish black, tan head. Coffee and blueberry (?) aroma. Huge coffee flavors thoughout, with an appealling dry finish. This one is straghtforward and uncomplicated, but tasty. Sampled at the 2005 Asheville Brewer’s Jam.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Pour is black...smell is light coffee...taste is lightly coffee with a watery texture...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Draft at brewpub. A good looking Porter. Poured a dark brown body with a small medium brown head. A little bakers chocolate in the nose. Somewhat dry chocolate malt and vanilla flavor with a little carmel. Thicker mouthfeel than it first appeared and somewhat oily. Pretty good Porter.

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