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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Port Brewing beers are typically boldly-flavored American and hop-forward West Coast style ales or lagers, and Board Meeting Brown Ale is no exception. An amplified brown ale, the beer is brewed with liberal additions of coffee from local San Diego roasters, Ryan Brothers, and cocoa nibs sourced from famed San Francisco chocolate maker TCHO. Alcohol by volume is 8.5%.

“Board Meeting offers the malty richness and assertive hop presence that you expect in an American brown ale, but enhanced with pronounced roasted coffee and bitter chocolate aromas and flavors,” Arthur said. “I think people will enjoy this beer by itself and at the table paired with meat dishes like pork, roasts and barbeque. I imagine it’d be pretty good washing down a sausage omelet at breakfast too.”

ACHops' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap @ Brouwer’s. Pours deep inky brown with thin mocha head. Aroma is dark charred coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is bracing bitter hops, followed by smooth creamy chocolate malt. Well balanced, the significant ABV is easily hidden by the strong flavor. Awesome treat to get this coffee e and chocolate flavor in a beer that isn’t a porter or stout. Well done, hope this rolls into the regular rotation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7532) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap at Falling Rock, dark brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, coffee, some nice caramel into a bit of yeast, touch of spice into a nutty note, more cocoa. Taste was a mix of cocoa, caramel, toffee into some yeast, spice, hints of nuts, finishing with a hint of hops, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Big roast and cocoa. Medium bodied, cocoa and roast. Long cocoa and big coffee bitterness. Big and roasty. Choc and cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/22/15] Draught at Port Brewing/Lost Abbey in San Marcos. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Nice aroma of coffee and nuts. Sweetish flavor with coffee, nuts and toast. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2763) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie): Évanescence du mocha, corpulence moelleuse et finale torréfiée qui ferme le cercle. Solide et évolutif.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours deep brown, nose is roasted, coffee, chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, dry, bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cold press coffee. Taste of coffee and chocolate, mostly chocolate. Decent body and a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3400) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Stuu666. Appearance - close to opaque black (not the brown ale it suggests), nice fawn head. Nose - green coffee beans and marmalade. Taste - yep loads of coffee bean. Palate - medium bodied plus and a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - it’s good, but could it’s not a brown ale, it’s not an American strong, it’s a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of coffee, brown malt. Taste is cocoa, coffee grounds, sweet malt. Sweet finish, long coffee notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4251) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
Pours nearly black, good , bit darker foam . Smell is grainy , sweet , malts . Taste is bitter , dark malts , coffee. Nice beer . Bit thin though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6564) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle - Dice dark roast coffee bean and some hazelnut. Deep brown with a nice light brown head. Chocolate, light nutty notes and some nice coffee notes. Lots of nice balanced notes and flavors for a coffee beer. Nice.

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