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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Check out Pike’s new seasonal Post Alley Porter named for the 104 year old “thoroughfare,” a brick paved alley from the waterfront with a steepness that would allow a dray carrying a wagon-load of fish up to the Pike Place Public Market. The main entrance to the Pike Brewery is on Post Alley. The beer is a robust porter, smooth with a slight sweetness and a velvety head. Look for Pike Post Alley Porter on draft and in 22 oz bottles. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4064) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Black pour under a lasting light tan head. The nose smells of biscuity cocoa, light tobacco notes and a hint of coffee. The flavor is a bit light but subtly roasty and a little sweet with some dark earthy chocolaty tones. Pretty nice but just a little too light. And I love how it smells almost exactly like the mustache wax from Men’s Face Stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2233) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
velvety and smooth with a chocolaty character in a bit of fruit with a light pine like hop character balanced bitter in the finish with like intense dark chocolate, perhaps a bit burnt. nice malt throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (940) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is creamy and body is full. Roasted malt, assertive hop bitterness lingers throughout to the finish. Mostly dry middle and finish. Overall mostly bitter, but also highly malty full bodied porter. Very flavorful and we’ll done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine McLean. Pours Black with a thin khaki head. leaves a lot of lacing. Not a lot going on on the nose. Has some roastiness and dryness on the tongue which makes it fairly balanced. finishes clean. Not blowing my socks off but quaffable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (1015) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2014
Thin porter that lacks depth in every area! Pours dark w/ some reddish hues & has a decent tan head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is a light chocolate roast. The taste is also light. Very faint chocolate upfront & finishes somewhat roasty. Nothing memorable here!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (159) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of toasted malt. Flavors are similar with hints of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Moderate cookie and toasted for the malt, light resin for the hops, light to moderate dough and earth for the yeast, with hints of raisin and faint tar, alcohol and spice. Head is small, frothy, light brown with good lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a lively carbonation. Nice and deep Porter with lots of dark flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1932) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, brown-black with a 2-finger tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, sweet mocha and dish water. Taste of sweet and smokey roasted malt, chocolate, sweet mocha, light fruit, peat, nuts and earthy hops. Medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Appearance: Pours dark and roasty with a thick tan head that remains thick from first quaff to the last.
Nose: Black chocolate and dark oily espresso. Touch of sweetness along the sides – burnt caramel, chewy dates and plums. Burnt oak and cherry wood. Black root and vanilla bean.
Palate: Soft silky mouthfeel with a nice dry bitter bite in the back. Layer after layer of flavors and textures. Burnt caramel crema and ash in the breath. Cinnamon graham crackers with a dark chocolate dusting on top. Tobacco oils and smoke in the back. Grape skins in the back. Parching and thirst-inducing. Burnt pine.
Final Thoughts: Love this porter from Pike Brewing Company. So many craft breweries skip right past the porter to brew a stout which is a shame because a really good porter is a truly beautiful quaff. The Post Alley Porter is truly beautiful and I encourage you to seek it out if it is distributed where you live.

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