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Pennichuck BackDraft Chocolate Porter

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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BackDraft Chocolate Porter is an English Style chocolately brown Porter with a balanced hop and malt character. Pairs well with creamy or fruity cheeses, beef, barbequed meats, and desserts.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Pours a solid dark brown with ruby highlights when held to light. Large creamy off white white head eventually recedes and sticks to everything. Smells of biscuit and caramel, some sweet grainy malt aromas as well. Taste is milk chocolate, caramel, sweet malts. Body is medium to thin, mouthfeel is creamy/oily, carbonation is low. Decent brew. Not my favorite porter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3946) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2010
22oz bottle split 3 ways. After a couple lighter beers (Rogue Hefeweizen and Kozlac Polish Bock), this one was the best tried that night. However, I didnít taste or smell any chocolate, plus itís a porter which generally leave more to be desired.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
lambicker (6) - Lakewood, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010 does not count
Not good. Do not try this beer for the chocolate because there is no chocolate flavor or aroma. Not real good otherwise. Just an "ok"

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2010
From the 22 ounce bomber. Unfortunately this brewery closed in November 2009 but I managed to get my hands on this leftover. It pours a dark mahogany brown with about a quarter inch short-lived fizzy tan head. It diminishes to nothing. There are some nice bits of sediment floating around. There is a decent sweet, chocolate aroma emittng from the glass. The mouthfeel is on the thin side but not atrocious. The taste begins with a roasted bitterness and a bit of raisin hints but then the chocolate hangs up the rear and helps this end on the dry side. It is sad to see this brewery close because many of their brews were enjoyable including this one. Grab íem while you can.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Very dark brown with thin head. Roasty aroma. Light smoke, and lots of roast character. Balanced, and light to medium bodied. Seems a bit thin. A little oxidation; cardboard sticking out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2009
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, cocoa, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, earthy, light chocolate syrup. Low carbonation, smooth light-medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2009
pours dark brown, thick light mocha head. aroma, licorice? hoppy, chocolate malt. flavor, lightly malty with some chocolate and roast. Finishes with some chocolate powder impression and light hops adding bitterness to the mix. Overall the finish is rather weak and a little disappointing. Low carbonation and watered down while keeping this chocolate powder aspect.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head.. Aroma of sweet malt, a touch oxidized, some roasted malt notes. Flavor of roasted, smoky malts. Definite oxidation...probably an old bottle, but I donít really know. Meh. 5/4/6/3/11 [2.9/5]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Brewed in the USA... Courtesy of Woody, thanks !! Pours almost black in color with a small off white head. Aroma of dark malts, caramel and smoke. Taste is of chocolate, malts, smoke and earth. Mouthfeel is medium in body, kind of chalky with malty finish. Not bad, very easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2009
dark brown pour with a full creamy head. Kind of thin aroma, some sweet chocolate and malt. Flavor is better with some decent bitter roast, smoke galore and bitter chocolate. A little thin mouthfeel. Not overly impressive, but not terrible, i like the smokiness.


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