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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 (34876) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (975) - SWITZERLAND - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (215) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 1, 2015
Love port brewing, great coffee notes from this smooth brown ale. Thick chocolaty head that stays for the full glass

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (670) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Smooth creamy cup of coffee aromas. Dark brown with perfect creamy tan head. It tastes like an amazing cup of coffee. A nuttiness and appropriate thickness for the flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2267) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Brown with a beige head. Lightly chocolate chip muffin note with caramel, toasted malts, a bit if dark fruit, coffee, too. Full of delicious flavor. A bit boozy in the back. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7896) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bomber. Dark brown pour with a dense beige head. Rich cocoa and coffee. Smooth silky texture. Hint of bitter. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3151) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like dark coffee, toast, burnt malt, and some dark chocolate. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dark coffee, chocolate, burnt malt, toast.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PartyFowle (592) - - APR 14, 2015
Draft. Pitch-black liquid; cocoa powder head. It’s two fingers tall and so dense I could probably walk on it. Smooth aroma. Medium-roast coffee is almost acidic, but not quite. Buttery toast, vanilla, peanuts. Tastes like a coffee sandwich -- medium roast beans atop toast, nuts, oat, a hint of cola, and a bite of bitter chocolate, with beans rolling in again after the swallow. Oily medium body, moderate prickly carbonation. Not a hint of alcohol. Incredibly smooth, great coffee flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3985) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours translucent cola brown with a very thick and rather persistent tan head. Strong aroma has toasty malt, cloves, earthy, cocoa and hay notes. Flavor bursts with toasted malt, cocoa and cloves plus caramel and earthy hints. Firm texture has decent fizz and leaves an earthy finish supported by cocoa and cloves tones. Chair-beer of the board!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap at Falling Rock, dark brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, coffee, some nice caramel into a bit of yeast, touch of spice into a nutty note, more cocoa. Taste was a mix of cocoa, caramel, toffee into some yeast, spice, hints of nuts, finishing with a hint of hops, bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Big roast and cocoa. Medium bodied, cocoa and roast. Long cocoa and big coffee bitterness. Big and roasty. Choc and cocoa.


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