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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3762) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Damn! This is one tasty porter. Large malty roasty chocolately flavor. Hints of tobacco and licorice. Body is above average fullness with a nice velvety finish. Very solid classic example! Price is good to boot!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Deep dark brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit.Taste adds molasses. Good but not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (942) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is muddy dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is roasted malt and the taste is a bitter licorice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3248) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of licorice and chocolate. Mildly bitter finish. Very nice Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4939) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is rich and chocolaty with a strong burnt caramel and molasses quality. Fairly light on the hops. The flavor is pretty nice, certainly a robust Porter. Heavy chocolate and molasses sweetness with a nice dry roastiness on the finish. Medium to full bodied with soft gentle carbonation and a little lingering burnt caramel. Really nice robust porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (247) - Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Rich malty, coffee, caramel, burnt sugar, chocolate aromas. Beautiful dense head with good lacing very dark. Flavor similar to aroma with slight tobacco and English esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with a short, dense tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, some lactic/milk notes and brownies. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate milk, brownies and dark chocolate. Body is medium with a moderate, dense carbonation. Finishes with more dark chocolate, roasted malt, soft coffee notes, light hops and chocolate milk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bomber from Total Wine South Richmond. Pours a very dark brown color with a large brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, mild roast. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, nutty notes, mild hops. Thin-medium bodied. A bit too sweet, but overall solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3661) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a smallish light tan head. Nose is quite roasty. Taste is a little roasty as well with just a hint of a sweet finish on it. Very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6125) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours black with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Mild chocolatey roasty nose. Creamy thick body. Soft carb. Roasty, chocolatey mid palate. Long dry finish. Very approachable and enjoyable, but pretty dialed back.

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