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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Rich with roasted and caramel flavors, John Q. Porter sports a dark brown color and a spicy, herbal, floral hop aroma. A rich coffee-like roast character with cocoa and caramel undertones emerges, and the finish is mile, balanced and smooth. Enjoy John Q Porter while it lasts!


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19237) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2006
UPDATED: APR 4, 2006 Draught at the brewpub. Black, brief head. Aroma of mildly roasted coffee. Dryish with fairly light body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. There are notes of aniseed and some other stuff, but the lack of malt softness doesn’t allow me to pick up the more subtle flavours. Medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
Near black. Fairly strong aroma with roast and a bit of chocolate and coffee. Smooth, full maltiness. Quite roasty as porters go but with smooth chocolate richness to back it up. Finishes quite dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2004 Horse Brass. Fizzy, dark black, some smoky black licorice and malts, some vegetables and black liquid smoke, with a meaty smoked presence in the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2004
At Rock Bottom Chicago Real Ale Dinner: Deep brown with reddish highlights producing a small tan head and good lace. The aroma hints of caramel malts, toffee, cherries, apple, floral hops, and a dusty yeast ester. The taste starts with sweet mocha tones with underlying bitterness. A light fruity sourness is detected. The finish is woody, smoky, and some coffee grinds notes. Medium-bodied with a chalky and sticky mouthfeel. The cask ageing adds some nice complexity to this porter, recommended if you can find some.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Tap @ Horse Brass Pub for RBSG 04’
Black color with a light tan head & moderate lacing. The aroma is dry, sweaty, light roast & sweet fruit. The flavor is roasted too with the roast standing out and some sweet caramel in the tail. Fairly 2 dimensional with the roast but still creamy and balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Very dark brown, with a tan bubbly head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. An average mouthfeel led way to a roasted taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2006
[Tap] This was a dark brown with great haed. Loved the flavors and the light malt hints throughout the ber. Nice body and good blance of flavors. Good overall beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2005
On tap at the Pelican Brewery on Cask. I’ve been debating as to if i should rate this or not, still to this day i’m not sure if this was really a porter, we asked for samples of the porter and it came back looking like an amber ale, we even got samples of the porter off of the cask and regular tap, still no porter looking beverage showed up. Very light copper color with a light tan head. Aroma was just a touch roasty, faint aroma of cocoa and maybe a touch of coffee, nothing like most porters i’ve had, lacking in the rich, roasty character. The flavor was very watery on the plate, the flavors were very mild and subtle. Wasn’t all that bad of a beer, just a bad porter. Maybe they just had a bad batch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Leftover from the Chicago Real Ale Dinner at Rock Bottom Chicago. Yes, I broke my Lenten abstenence from beer just for the Real Ale Fest. A dark brown, almost murky body beneath a bubbly, clingy brown head. Smell is enchanting. Has an appropriately "cask" mouthfeel, low carbonation. Slight roast coffee notes among the roasted malts, and a bit peppery and smoky. Would have thought this was low in alcohol, but the second one the bartender gave me knocked me over. Not extreme in the Edmund Fitzgerald sense, but pleasant.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
RBSG 2004 on tap: Ruby with a small head, roasted aroma that is a bit much. Full bodied, and ends lightly sweet.


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