Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heromark (42) - - JUL 9, 2013
Not as good as other coffee cocoas I've had. Not much of an aroma. Very strong flavor Revere Stryker dog!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (199) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 2, 2015
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma has a lot of cacao and some dark sugar notes. Taste has a lot of dark chocolate and some dusty, coffee notes in the finish. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2175) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle..Pour is nice brown with a tan head..Nose is nice brownie, whiskey, vanilla, nailed it...Taste is chocolate, chewy, nice rich whiskey and amazing coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bomber shared at the WWWW Mid Atlantic Summer Beer Tasting. Hazy dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, honey. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (6052) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma and flavor are both very strong. I get some big coffee, oak and vanilla notes, with the added bonus of some maple and whiskey character coming to the forefront in the flavor. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at the RateBeer WWWW Tasting. Murky brown. Aromas of roast, coffee, chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, roast and toast. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5476) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Great beer. Lots of roast and light citrus light bitter finish. Dark brown pour with OK mocha. Very drinkable bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber brown color, tan head. Nice roasty aroma. Taste is lightly toasted brownies. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1045) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle 2013. Deep brown with ruby reflexes, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, toasted malts, slightly acidic from coffee, all mixed preety nice. In taste great biscuits, chocolate and coffee flavours, some oxidation notes started to show too, dark fruits mainly. The beer is medium sweet, smooth, medium bitter and slightly acidic in the finish (coffee). Really nice and balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1239) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2015
October 4th, 2013 - Port Brewing’s Board Meeting label perfectly captures the academic life in San Diego - button up shirts, with a trip to the beach after a long day of shuffling documents and writing. But does the beer live up to the dream? The brew is dark, darker than brown, and closer to the hue of coffee, and the nose and flavor work in concert. Both are bold, assertive and strong, and maybe even a little too bitter, exhibiting touches of both coffee and cacao nibs. The coffee blend is spot on - not warped or twisted, but blending harmoniously with the brown ale elements. But it does taste a great deal like black coffee. That’s great for caffeine consumers like me who take our coffee from the barista and whisk it past the sugar packets. But if you fear that au naturale taste, there might be echoes of that here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1138) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Black color with small tan head. Aroma is espresso, bready. Tadte is sweet coffee, chocolate, soothing. Very oily silky mouthfeel. Tempting.

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