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RATINGS: 308   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle; Poured a dark brown/ black with light tan head. Aroma: Malt/ Coffee/ Cocoa. Flavor: Tastes of malt/chocolate with a hint of coffee.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (4856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours deep brown, nose is roasted, coffee, chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, dry, bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2768) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cold press coffee. Taste of coffee and chocolate, mostly chocolate. Decent body and a slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3293) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Stuu666. Appearance - close to opaque black (not the brown ale it suggests), nice fawn head. Nose - green coffee beans and marmalade. Taste - yep loads of coffee bean. Palate - medium bodied plus and a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - it’s good, but could it’s not a brown ale, it’s not an American strong, it’s a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of coffee, brown malt. Taste is cocoa, coffee grounds, sweet malt. Sweet finish, long coffee notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4185) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
Pours nearly black, good , bit darker foam . Smell is grainy , sweet , malts . Taste is bitter , dark malts , coffee. Nice beer . Bit thin though

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6340) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle - Dice dark roast coffee bean and some hazelnut. Deep brown with a nice light brown head. Chocolate, light nutty notes and some nice coffee notes. Lots of nice balanced notes and flavors for a coffee beer. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
From Notes: Poured a nice dark brown almost to that of a porter. Has some chocolate and coffee notes to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4973) - 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 (2334) - 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 (1885) - 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.


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