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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.”


NeuroPliny's rating

3.8
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fujimo2000 (87) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2973) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (494) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (7242) - 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.)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (4032) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 18, 2016
Draught at Idle Hour, North Holywood, CA 24.4.16. Black with a tan head. Dry cocoa nibs, a little green coffee and muddy aroma, very much coffee, dry and bitter taste. Full body, bitter and somewhat sourish coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9730) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head. The aroma is roast and cacao nibs. Medium body with rich chocolate malt, light roast, nuts, light dry finish, very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Draft at the Lost Abbey 10th Anniverary Party. Lots of chocolate and nutty goodness. Both in the aroma and in the flavor. Pretty good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demannu (364) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Had this in my basement for a month, standing upright, undisturbed so i was siprised that it exploded when i opened it as if it gad been freshly shuck. The aroma while i was xleaning up yhe kitchen counter/floor was fantastic. Roasty and sweet smelling with coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Black pour with a nice thick light brown head. Taste follows nose. More sweet than roasty, slight bitterness note towards finish. Palate is soft and creamy, not heavy at all while still offering good body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2016
Bottle split with DB. Thanks to magneto. Brownish pour with a beige fluffy head. Sweet with vanilla, cocoa powder, caramel, coffee and some light roast.


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