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Santa Clara Valley Peralta Porter



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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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It’s 1807 and Luís María Peralta is looking out the window of his small adobe house in Pueblo San José. Little could he have imagined that over 200 years later his home would still be standing.
Our Peralta Porter displays the same hearty character as this resilient landmark. Pouring earthen brown, this ale is built upon a light caramel foundation which firmly supports its chocolate and coffee flavors, finishing with a soft bitterness and earthy hoppiness we know you’ll enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6514) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Brown pour with a medium of white head. The aroma is quite toasted with nutty and light hoppy notes. The flavour is nuts, biscuits, malts and light dark berries. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and solid hoppy. Bitter, toasted and caramelish. Light breadish. Roasted and lingering dark malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
Pours dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, licorice, chocolate, nuts and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, nutty and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
A clear, auburn colored beer with a dense, finger-thick beige head. It’s roasted and nutty on the nose, with some toffee and coffee hints. Toffee, coffee, nuts and roasted malts in the flavor, some bitterness. Full body and a soft carbonation. Semi-dry. Lasting finish, but unfortunately equally boring as the aroma and initial flavor. Quite nice anyway though. 140829

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11342) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 290814

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11236) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavour is light roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, medium sweet, little dusty, hop and a medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14089) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, toffee, vanilla and hops. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, coffee, treacle, vanilla and mocha. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Brown pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is espresso, bomber from whole foods, nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3308) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep clear reddish mahogany, medium creamy tan head, great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, bit of ashtray, roasted malts. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, rich and creamy with cocoa, light burned notes, perhaps a touch of lactose. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. This is good.

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