Silver Creek Porter
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A Baltic style porter, smooth on the palette with real substance. Lightly malty with a balanced clean finish. Notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel on the palette with a nose of plums, raisons and a hint of spice (from the hops).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Mostly opaque with some lightening at the edges. Inky, despot pool of watery black underneath an initially booming, frothy tan head. Rich milk chocolate melted in the sun seeps up the nose, pursued and complimented by dark caramel running through dense fudge, gooey and undercooked Tollhouse cookies, and rich mocha coolers with excessive chocolate syrup. Well-composed liquid desert flavor sequence ensues. Dry milk chocolate nails it with semi-sweet and rich dark chocolate cousins coming in for nepotistic support. Flavor builds on the chocolate backbone with a mild bitter-sweetness drumming in a dry space in the hallow of the mouth. Medium-to-fuller bodied, perfectly balanced and emitting an all out mocha cappuccino character. Delectable dark chocolate Ghirardelli squares cling on to the tail end of each sip with a gooey delicatessen center burst open from the center of the cube with a prolific lactic cocoa surge. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
On tap at the Silver Creek Brew Pub. Poured a dark black with a large sized tan head. Aromas of licorice, dark fruits, chocolate, and light roast. Tastes of licorice, raisins, and chocolate. Very light coffee finish - overall this Porter was on the sweeter side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2006
Tulip at brewpub. Nice frothy tan head. Dark cola body. Aroma has licorice, roast wood, grape jam. Nice sticky roasty licorice flavor, stale wet wood, odd un-porter like sweetness (but good, maybe a baltic porter?). Honey? Earthy hops with roasty and slight coffee in the finish. This is a great beer… a nice introduction to Silver Creek.

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