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Original Gravity Primordial Porter
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Served on draft at the Michigan Summer Beerfest, 2010, as part of RBSG festivities. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Malty and fruity aroma with nutty notes as well as toffee and apple. The taste is caramel, stone fruits, faint nuts and hops. Bitter finish. Medium bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1322) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010
While the IPA was great the porter is just a little thin, still good but just a little thin, color dark amber and enoigh smoke

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2010
5th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Murky dark brown body, thin cream head. Coffee, toasty nose. Dry, slightly tangy body with coffee and roasted malt. Mediocre.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Sample at OG. Black pour with a thick tan nitro head. Roasted malt and coffee in the aroma with a bit of that undesirable metallic nitro character, but not too much. Roasted malt flavor with a hint of chocolate and a creamy coffee finish that’s a tad thinner than I would have liked. Still a decent brew though, and probably the best they had this evening (no Vanilla Java Porter).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Sampled at the 09 MBG Summerfest. Very dark brown pour with some mahogany highlights and a thin tan head. This had tons of super rich coffee roast with some nice notes of cocoa powder and brown sugar and a bitter coffee finish. The body is creamy and full with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Tap at Ashley’s. Poured black with a full brown head. Aroma consisted of smokey dark malts, quite one note. Flavor matches the aroma quite well with a smokey dark flavor, though again not too complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Dark brown, opaque with creamy tan head. Aroma is light roast with dry coffee, very light. Flavor is coffee, espresso, chocolate, some smoke dry. Medium and light carbonation. A bone dry smoked porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Sample at the brewpub: This beer pours a not-quite-opaque black color with a thin beige head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma of coffee and malt, with touches of chocolate. Medium, dry body with a nice roasted coffee character. Notes of dark malt and chocolate are present too. The finish is moderately bitter coffee and hops. Decent overall.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Draft sample at MBGF Summer08. Poured clear black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate roasted chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium roasted chocolate flavor with medium bittersweet finish of short to moderate duration. Average drinkable beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
2008 MiBGF: Looks just like the other porter, deep brown and small head. The nose is how you can tell the difference with no vanilla here. Instead the walnut and chocolate malt notes show up more along with some grassy hops, minty esters and a dirty yeast vapour. The taste is basic malts and some twangy fruit undertones. Short depth of palate with a hint of bittersweet chocolate and coffee flavors. The mouth feel is soft and weak. Forgettable beer sadly.


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