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RATINGS: 273   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, - JUN 30, 2013
From tap at Tria. Pours pitch black with a creamy and tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, Breadish and caramelish. Light coffee herbal, roasted and chocolate.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1493) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1193) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3487) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1643) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3573) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7806) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (853) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (1888) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Deep and dark with a large tan head, Full and rolling. Yes, cocoa and coffee, malt and earthiness. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Keg at Port/Lost Abbey tasting room, 18/04/14. Light black with a moderate tan covering that dissipates to pencil thin edgeing. Nose is cocoa powde, coffee grinds, sweet notes, light roast, dark fruit. Taste comprises dark malts, coffee more prominent, cocoa nibs, light roast, sweet licks, hint of spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough strong, nicely pitched coffee interaction.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (321) - - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle shared by Mr McGinness. Pours a near-black brown with wispy lasting head, plum hues when backlit. Aroma is roasted malts, brown sugar and mild coffee notes. Flavor is massive - malt, chocolate, coffee beans, and an espresso finish. Creamy viscous mouthfeel.


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