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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.”


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (799) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4935) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, SF. Black with a small offwhite head. Meaty, malty and hints of roast. A lot of espresso flavours, hints of vanilla. Delivers as expected.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2290) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Aroma: Boozy, Mild Vanilla Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Vanilla, Bourbon, Mild Coffee Bean Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1789) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2015
January 13, 2015. Bottle at NK Bar, bottled february 1, 2013.
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is a nice amount of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, sweet licorice and caramel. Taste is medium sweet caramel, bitter roasted coffee and cocoa. Creamy smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1027) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
650ml bottle, pours opaque dark brown with a fluffy of white head. Malt forward beer, with notes of coffee, caramel, mocha chocolate, dry biscuit, balanced nicely with a moderate bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture, with soft to average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2972) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at Lost Abbey - Pours cola with a ring of brown head. Nose is chocolate, smooth coffee and vanilla. Milky and really pungent. Taste is coffee and milk with vanilla beans and a light sugary finish. Thin and fluffy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2068) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at Stone Escondido. Pours darn brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is cocoa coffee sweet malt. Flavor follows. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. As always quality label art from Port. Dark brown pour with a small creamy tan head. Roasted malt, coffee and dark choc notes in the nose. Sweet flavour with similar traits to the nose. Fullish mouthfeel, gentle carbonation. Dry bitter finish. Not my favourite offering from this crew, but its not without some charm.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1773) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Draft at Lord Hobo. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Good lacing on this too. Nose is chocolate, slight coffee and some roasted malt. Taste iSight bitter coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt fading into hops and hop bitterness in the the finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
On tap @ 10 East - Big and tasty. Like an amped up, Imperial Brown ale. Coffee and roated malt aroma. Great coffee and roasted malts on the palate. Medium sweetness kept this in near perfect balance. Top of the Pops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3503) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
A draft pour at The :Local Beer Bar in Eureka, CA. Came in my glass very dark brown being almost black with a creamy light tan head and excellent lacing . Nose is chocolate coffee. Smells like a stout. Full body with a rich creamy mouth feel. Flavor is dark chocolate and coffee and there are lots of bittering hops and some citrus underneath. Very full flavored beer.


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