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RATINGS: 362   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Very tasty brown ale. Nice coffee and chocolate flavor and on the sweeter side of brown ale, slight pewter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Draft at the Lost Abbey 10th Anniverary Party. Lots of chocolate and nutty goodness. Both in the aroma and in the flavor. Pretty good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demannu (330) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Had this in my basement for a month, standing upright, undisturbed so i was siprised that it exploded when i opened it as if it gad been freshly shuck. The aroma while i was xleaning up yhe kitchen counter/floor was fantastic. Roasty and sweet smelling with coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Black pour with a nice thick light brown head. Taste follows nose. More sweet than roasty, slight bitterness note towards finish. Palate is soft and creamy, not heavy at all while still offering good body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2125) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2016
Bottle split with DB. Thanks to magneto. Brownish pour with a beige fluffy head. Sweet with vanilla, cocoa powder, caramel, coffee and some light roast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1587) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Dark brown, opaque, with a thick two-finger tan head with very nice lace. Strong coffee aromas with hints of chocolate and malts. Excellent bittersweet dark chocolate flavor with rich roasted coffee. Full body, gentle carbonation, creamy smooth mouthfeel and a wonderful balance of chocolate and coffee in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (1040) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2016
0.65 bottle. Dark brown color and a small, off-white head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, and dark chocolate. The taste generally follows the same directives with perhaps tiny alterations as to the proportions. A full body, a thick texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is also relatively malty but it does feature some unexpected, yeasty flavors. Overall this is a good beer, worth retrying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (3978) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2016
12-FEB-2016, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Morten. Almost clear Brown with a low off-white head. Roast, coffee. A very coffee’ish Brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jultsu (580) - 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 (4601) - 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 (1867) - 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 (638) - 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.


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