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RATINGS: 287   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2013
On Tap at Fate a few months ago. Nice brown pour. Great flavors of coffee, cocoa, some hops and a creamy mouthfeel. Great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
excllent brown ale that borders on a porter. strong coffee flavor with a sweet bitter finish. had at 222oz bomber pour at home. pours almost black with a tan head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (1743) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Nice aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, though the flavor was a little better. The body was great...medium bodied and full flavored while not really showing the abv. The cocoa on the palate was wonderful...bitter and only slightly sweet, with a nice interplay between the malts, the cocoa, and the coffee. Hope to see this again."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Draft sample at the brewery. Pours about like a porter. Aroma is nice roasted malt and milk chocolate. Rich flavor reminiscent of hot chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReverendMoon (150) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Really nice dark brown. Intense coffee ok the nose, but so much other than expected. The coffee does well with the general mellowness of the brown ale. One of the best browns ive ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4684) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
11/VII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Eerste "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving (aka Epic Beer Tasting III) - BB: n/a, 2013 vintage (2014-800) Thanks to Thomas and Annelies for the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: coffee, mocha, very roasted, some charcoal. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. taste: lots of coffee, mocha, sweet, cocoa powder, little bitter, chocolate. Aftertaste: lots of cocoa powder, little sour, mocha, bitter, some caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hellfire_Ales (3) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Love port brewing, great coffee notes from this smooth brown ale. Thick chocolaty head that stays for the full glass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (751) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
I’d expect they are right, it probably is delicious washing down a hearty breakfast with. Good with a barbeque, too. Rich roasted malts, dark coffee, chocolate, earth, oak. The aroma has a touch of something sweet...stone fruits perhaps. Totally brown ale, imperial style. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - AUG 16, 2014
On tap. Dark brown colour. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, malty. Good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Delicious beer courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks! Man can Port Brewing do any wrong other than not distributing to Pittsburgh? Aroma was ok. Coffee and alcohol.Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a thin tan rin for a head. Taste was a lot better than the aroma let on. Deep dark chocolate, coffee and notes of roasted malt in the finish. Nice carbonation. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1715) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bomber. Talk about a brown ale that finally has some flavor/character! Cocoay roasty coffee aroma, hints of sweet malts. I get a old coffee and bitter chocolate in the mid-palate, blended perfectly. Hints at roasty malts in the finish, a tiny hop profile built in there as well. Coffee lingers a bit on the finish. Good stuff!

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