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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
Tap @ the brewpub. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are caramel, roast malt, coffee, chocolate and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11065) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8546) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8139) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. Brownish-black pour with a medium light tan head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and mild coffee. Light to medium body with a sweet roasty malt character and notes of coffee and chocolate. The finish is sweet with a toasted malt aftertaste. Decent all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6497) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6171) - 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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6127) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Black color with tan head. Dark roast, chocolate, pale malt aromas. Smooth medium body. Medium roast malt flavors with dry chocolate, and a mild ashy, tobacco astringencey--almost good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5667) - 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.


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