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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 (1028) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (1156) - LATVIA - NOV 16, 2015
Dark brown with medium creamy beige head. Coffee aroma with vanilla notes. Intense coffee taste with moderate hops bitterness. Lasting coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2679) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a dark chestnut brown, almost black color thats completely opaque without even he faintest bit of lighter color. One finger beige head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lace left behind. Huge coffee aroma with subtle earthy hops and a lot of roasted and sweet chocolate malt character. Gourmet roast dominates but it doesn’t smell acid or burnt. Subtle lactic cream presence with lactose sugar and silky chocolate cake/fudge. Smells very good. Slightly viscous and full bodied with a really nice roasted coffee flavor. Great roasted espresso/coffee flavor without being burnt or acid. Creamy with lactose and a silky chocolate malt backbone. Fudge/dessert-like cake, sweet cocoa, caramel, toffee and hazelnut. One of the better coffee beers I’ve had recently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draught at Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, San Marcos, California. Black beer with a decent beige head. Roasted hop and chocolate aroma, caramel, licorice, coffee, biscuits, some grass. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, coffee notes, caramel, citrus hops, pine, some cacao nibs. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
procraste (302) - FRANCE - OCT 31, 2015
Je suis pas forcément fan des "brown ale". Comme beaucoup de styles et d’appellations, je trouve que ça veut souvent pas dire grand chose et que c’est généralement le foutoir. Mais là j’ai trouvé ça pas mal du tout. On touche à ce que le café au lait a de réconfortant. Pas le truc moderne mais le bol sur la toile cirée de la mémé à la ferme. Avec du caractère donc et du corps et quelques sucres aussi que mémé rajoute pour faire plaisir au gamin. Puis m*rde ! Si vous comprenez pas ce que je raconte, c’est pas bien grave ! Pour ma part, je suis presque près de tremper une madeleine là dedans !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1856) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015
66 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are coffee, roasted malt, and cocoa - with a roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3233) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown in color with a beige head. Cocoa, some coffee and hints of nuttyness in aroma. Quite dark one, even if there’s some bitter greens and bit of hay present later on. Chocolate and mild roasted notes in taste. Bit of toffee as well. Smooth and quite soft on the whole. Some warming notes in the end. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suurjuust (2038) - ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2015
Black beer, tan head. Nose is heavy on the stale coffee, cocoa dust, toasty barley notes. Flavor is mild caramel, slight sweetness, coffee, milk chocolate. Finish is stale coffee, dry-nutty notes, caramel, roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1898) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours black-dark brown with light brown head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, roast, malt. Flavor is sweet, coffee, roast, dark chocolate, malt. Finish is dark chocolate bitter. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. It pours black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is mainly roasted fresh grinder coffee beans. Some subtle cocoa notes. Roasted flavor with strong coffee notes. Light creamy. Cocoa and light vanilla. Tasty coffee stoutish brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $0 ][ Shot glass ][ 08.15.15 ]
heavy sepia, thin cream ring. Heavy roast nose, straight and direct. Well-balanced profile, roast and brown malt, snappy with light caramel sweetness tempered, woody with lasting bitterness and brown malt through incredibly long finish. One of the best from a 60+ tasting.

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