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RATINGS: 374   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.”

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAR 24, 2013
On tap at Lost Abbey. Pours dark brown; medium off-white head that leaves plenty of lace. The nose is immediately hit with a blast of coffee, hazelnut, and dark chocolate. The flavor lives up to the aroma with an explosion of dark chocolate covered coffee beans fading to crisp hops. Well balanced. Not quite as sweet and a bit hoppier than the nose suggests which is a nice surprise. Overall an amazing amplified brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2493) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2016
Botella 66 cl en el Lupulo 19..10..2016. (r374). Sin lote ni fecha legibles. Color oscuro turbio con espuma beige Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados ligeramente carbonizados con toques de café abundantes y ligeros toques de cacao. Final amargo seco y duradero. Cuerpo medio con 8.5 vol que se dejan notar desde el principio. Buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Almost black with a tan head. Quite smooth with chocolate, cofffee, some hops and cocoa. The body was almost full and the finish was medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2932) - SPAIN - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle 65cl @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (2253) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2016
Botella @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 16/09/2016. Color marron oscuro, sabor chocolate, malta, notas cafe, cuerpo medio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (194) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
This is a nice beer-a-lization of a your standard "coffee chocolate" in a box of a [not cheap] chocolates. There is more a cocoa nib than a chocolate vibe, and the coffee is probably more of the hot filtered [big American-style] jug type. You could say it’s super-smooth (in a hazelnutty way) and the alcohol is hidden well for 8.5%; you could say it’s slightly under-powered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Draught at Mikkeller SF. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, hops, nuts, espresso, chocolate and a bit of dark fruits. Bitter finish with roasted malts, espresso, chocolate, nuts, hops and a bit of wood. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fujimo2000 (109) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours dark brown with a carbonized light brown lacing. Definite taste of coffee and cocoa nibs with an expected smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a healthy tan head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, bitter chocolate and coffee with a little caramel. Decent enough but quite hard to drink the whole bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (514) - Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Poured from the bomber nice dark brown ale. Tasting the coffee and a bit of the chocolate goes well with the spice of the hops and the 8.5% is straight.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (7307) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2016
Huge beige head doesn’t last. Nearly opaque black body. Cold coffee and earthy vanilla aroma with chocolatey notes. Sweet earthy coffee taste with wooden bubblegum notes. Full-bodied. Mild, flat, smooth mouthfeel. Sweet earthy wooden coffee aftertaste with burnt toast notes. Artificial, overly burnt, overly sweet mess. Will not buy again. (0.65l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

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