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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zymurgeist2 (980) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City. Amazing aroma jumps out of the glass - complex mix of chocolate, fresh NW hops and biscuit. Deep brown with full brown head. Flavor is rich, full with aggressive hops, coffee, chocolate and solid malt backbone. Great beer!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (717) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (850) - , CYPRUS - AUG 16, 2014
On tap. Dark brown colour. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, malty. Good!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2838) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1628) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (279) - - AUG 2, 2014
Fairly pleasant. Wasn’t sure if it was a stout or just a very dark ale. At a beer festival in San Jose.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (900) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bomber purchased 16 months ago at the brewery in San Marcos. Pours a very dark brown (close to black) with almost three fingers of brownish foam. AROMA of hard roasted malts, fresh-brewed black coffee, dark ashy chocolate, and some chipotle or other type of pepper. FLAVOR of delicious dark chocolate, creamy vanilla, lightly milked cafe au lait, and dark toffee. Semi-sweet overall with some lesser roasty bitterness toward the finish. The moderately high ABV is completely concealed here. Not sure how this would differ when fresh, but I really like this somewhat aged version. (276, 886)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1757) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at the Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos. Pours black with a good beige head that soon reduces to a ring and partial coat but leaves some lacing. Aroma: mostly coffee with a faint malt base. Flavor: coffee overwhelms the dark malts, but it is rather good coffee. Feel: medium body; medium carbonation. O: recommended for coffee lovers

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2399) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle, 10C. Dark brown with a light tan head that lasts pretty well. Mocha aroma with roasted malt, some dark berries. Sweet with chocolate syrup, lots of pretty nice coffee. Some mild herbal bitterness comes in at the end, but it’s the coffee that ties it together at the end. Coffee is doing too much of the work here - it pretty dull for its strength aside from it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1588) - 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 (1253) - 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!


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