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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 (37603) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jultsu (485) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Pullotettu 13-07-2015. Musta väri, iso kuohuva viipyvä vaahto. Tuoksu tuttu palanut, täyteläinen, raikkaahko. Suutuntuma vetinen, kuohuva, suklainen, nopea, intensiivinen kaakaoaromi jää taustalle. Jotain jää uupumaan, portterin kaipuuta kaiketi. Mutta aika kiva kuitenkin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4299) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2016
On bottle at Schouskjelleren , Norway. Dark brown color, good offwhite foam. Medium/ high aroma intensity; a little roasty, malty,dried fruits with some hops. Medium/full body & complexity. Some light immediate sweetness- good bitterness. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is about average and a decent amount of lacing is left. 4.0 S: Coffee and cocoa nibs hit you right from the start. Dry toastiness, pleasantly nutty, with just a hint of caramel. 4.0 T: Taste is like the nose. Coffee, cocoa, toastiness, nuts. 3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light on the tongue with a bit of creaminess and supremely smooth. 4.0 D: Really enjoying this. Solid all around with great additive flavors. ★ 537 characters DavoleBomb, Jun 14, 2015

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (559) - POLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Aromat to kawa, palone słody, gorzka czekolada, w tle lekki kokos, beczka i orzechy. W smaku bardzo pijalne, zaskakująco lekkie. Pełnia zdecydowanie czekoladowo-orzechowa, ze świetnie rozwijajacą się goryczką i rumowym posmakiem. Kapitalne piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle thanks to cousins lin law. Poured pretty much black with thin light tan head. Aroma old coffee choco malt roast. Light carb med bod. Taste light bitter dark choc coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle share at the WWWW beer tasting at iphonephan’s. Medium brown with small tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, vanilla notes. Very smooth. Full bodied, lots of chocolate, coffee, roasty, vanilla notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (410) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2015
650ml bottle from Saveur Biere

Dark brown colour with a light brown sticky head. Chocolate, coffee, bread, raisin, roasty. Good winter warmer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle in LA. Deep brown almost black pour with big off white head. Chocolate is prominent, then the coffee, over the brown ale base. Finishes with some piney hoppiness and moderate bitterness. Creamy. Excellent souped-up American brown!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2333) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2015
A very dark brown, a head is big, beige and creamy. Aroma has lots of strong coffee and roastiness, some dark chocolate and sweetness of berries. Taste has coffee, chocolate, mild roastiness, some liquirice and hint of dried and dark fruits in the end. Also lactose sweetness is balancing the taste. Medium+ bodied, smooth carbonation, also smooth and pleasant palate. Strong coffee is nicely presented, especially in the aroma, but that’s just great. Taste has great balance even there are lots of different elements. Magnificent beer.


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