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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
4-Play Porter is a tribute to aviators across the ages for their courage and sense of adventure, especially our friend Marilyn, an acrobatic pilot, that flies a plane nick named 4-Play. It is a traditional English style porter right down to the top fermenting yeast. Brewed with high quality brown malts which gives this ale a light carmel flavor porter fans love.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle thanks to Gription. Nose is light chocolate and some bready, toasty malt. Seems more like a brown than a porter in the aroma. Pour is also a brown with reddish highlights, small white colored head. Taste is very toasty with some light chocolate and nuttiness. Not at all like a porter, but a thin, light brown ale. overall ok for a brown, not a good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (971) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2015
If it wasnt for a bit of bitterness (roasted malts) to countrbalance the chocolate sweetness, I’d say it’s a brown ale. Thin, but quite harmless and certainly a pleasant drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6223) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Sampled at gabf. A lot of amber hue. Roasty coffee nose and glavor. A bit of earth. Gentle fruit. Dry. A little grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8267) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2015
22 oz bottle from Gription79 shared with the group. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma has roasted malt and some dark chocolate. The flavor has more mild notes of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a splash of watered down coffee, thin, watery, more like a brown ale than a porter, this is a new brewery for me so that is a plus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bigger bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Clear dark brown color. Thin off-white head, kind of bubbly. Short ropes of lace. Good toasty chocolate aroma, touch of coffee. Lighter body, a bit thin of course... But I like the texture. Crisp, light carbonation and a dry finish make for a pretty easy-swigging porter. Moderate bitter, moderate sweet taste, kind of a mild taste overall. Solid low ABV porter, good flavor. Would be a great one to wash down food with, I bet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hammered_ales (8) - USA - JAN 17, 2015 does not count
Pours thin dark brown with tan medium head. Mild roasted aroma and taste, very watery... overall not impressive, lacking in all the qualities I look for in a porter. This would be better classified as a brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
bottle - Pours dark brown with a light tan head and a mild roast malt aroma. The flavor is of roast malt and coffee. It’s light to medium bodied and watery. The flavor is alright but it’s just weak... the body, flavor, everything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4063) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods Pours black with a thin khaki head. Nice roasted notes on the nose. Lovely roasted flavor on the tongue. Finishes clean. Definitely the best thing I’ve had from them.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
ectotherm (13) - farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2013
For the laws of the great state of Utah it is a nice beer to try if you have the time. It is not one of the must taste stops on the Utah brew tour. However if you it a grocery store to see how the utahoins live grab a sandwich and a 4-play.

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