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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle:   Certainly a dark porter, moderate to large finely bubbled head, tannish, with nice lacing.   Soft roast, faint lactose, not much hop presense.   First thing is this is somewhat watery, not very big.   Not roasty, not malty, not hoppy, not bitter.   Very average, light, and pedestrian.   Smells a little better, but doesn’t deliver.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but on the thin side.   Lackluster finish.   Clean, but the roast is now minor, hops are nearly non-existant, and just overall a lighter example.   I really thought this was going to be a nice example given its color, but obviously color isn’t everything.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
Draught at Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle
Aroma is roasted with coffee and chocolate. Flavour is slightly sour with licorice and some coffee. A bit straightforward but nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2012
Draught @ brewpub.
Pours deep dark red, almost black color with medium thick head. Aroma of mild ripe fruits, some dijon-like mustard, dry chocolate, dark malts and vanilla notes. Flavour of vanilla, some coffee, dark malts, dry chocolate, dark fruits and spice notes. Smooth chocolaty palate.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
(650ml bottle) Purchased at The Strath in Victoria. Pours a big brown frothy head atop a black body. Vanilla, soya sauce, creamy chocolate. Good bitterness on the tongue and gritty texture, rotten apples, coffee dusting and dried fruit. A good beer; thx for the recommendation Lon. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11675) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Bomber from Malt and Vine. 6.0% ABV; 32 IBU. Pours very dark brown with a foamy 3 finger dark beige head. Aroma is a watery sort of chocolate - hints of sour over dark roast malt. Med body. A very decent non-imperialized porter. Imperialization is starting to slant my ratings towards high ABV. Inappropriate in this instance. It’s a damn good plain porter. Chocolate and dark roast malt thru into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Nice classic roasty porter. Very fresh and drinkable. Finishes well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (262) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 Roasted malt flavors permeate this surprisingly thin porter. Weak texture but robust flavors. Coffee caramel taste. Toasted grains weak bitter end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 2, 2012
22 oz bottle. Brown/black with a small, spotty, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, toast and roasted coffee. Flavor is rich, dark chocolate malt, sweet caramel and some bitter roasted malt. Medium to full body with mild carbonation and a thick, creamy mouth feel. Nice rich, robust Porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pint @ Hop Vine. A decent enough porter but had it right next to a delicious stout (the name escapes me) and so it ended up paling in comparison. Standard roasty notes with a spicy mouthfeel. Pleasantly pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle pours solid black with a large brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Taste is great, toasted grains, light bitter finish, not too sweet. Very nice example of a Porter. Medium thin body, medium high carbonation.


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