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RATINGS: 276   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.”

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (142) - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (888) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bomber purchased 16 months ago at the brewery in San Marcos. Pours a very dark brown (close to black) with almost three fingers of brownish foam. AROMA of hard roasted malts, fresh-brewed black coffee, dark ashy chocolate, and some chipotle or other type of pepper. FLAVOR of delicious dark chocolate, creamy vanilla, lightly milked cafe au lait, and dark toffee. Semi-sweet overall with some lesser roasty bitterness toward the finish. The moderately high ABV is completely concealed here. Not sure how this would differ when fresh, but I really like this somewhat aged version. (276, 886)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1724) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at the Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos. Pours black with a good beige head that soon reduces to a ring and partial coat but leaves some lacing. Aroma: mostly coffee with a faint malt base. Flavor: coffee overwhelms the dark malts, but it is rather good coffee. Feel: medium body; medium carbonation. O: recommended for coffee lovers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2379) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle, 10C. Dark brown with a light tan head that lasts pretty well. Mocha aroma with roasted malt, some dark berries. Sweet with chocolate syrup, lots of pretty nice coffee. Some mild herbal bitterness comes in at the end, but it’s the coffee that ties it together at the end. Coffee is doing too much of the work here - it pretty dull for its strength aside from it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1506) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
there is a pop of cocoa and toffee right at the back of your throat on the end. other than that, pretty run of the mill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1221) - BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks Tderoeck! Dark brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts with coffee and chocolate. Easy drinkable and complex. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3505) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown color with a very large head on it. Nose is roasty with some slight bread elements peaking through. Taste is also fairly roasty and slightly bitter. Almost drinks like a porter. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. UFO’s NOSE: chocolate, malty, coffee. TASTE: chocolate, malty, very nice, some coffee!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
65 cl. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to tderoeck! Spare creamy dark head, good lacing, dark brown. Heavy molasses, coffee, roast, toffee, burnt, leather, toffee, charcoal, prune, toffee, nutmeg. Lots of bitter roast. Average carbonation, grainy, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7819) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Stable brown-tan head over deep brown beer, nearly black. Chocolate, coffee, coffeedrab and dried herbs. Sweet coffee, with chocolate - cappucino without cream? Hint of charcoal impression, but sugared, as the coffee. Very slick to viscous; medium bodied at best, feels well-carbonated. Brown ale usually isn’t very complex. This is a couple of steps upped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (858) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
Deep, rich brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is cocoa and roasted malt. Flavor is big chocolate, dark and rich but without the sweetness of a chocolate stout. Light bitterness and sharp hops keep it from getting heavy. Really well balanced and tasty. Wife: 4.1

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