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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
A deep brown/red color, moderately sweet and satisfying ale with a rich malty flavor derived from roasted and aromatic specialty malts, enhanced by the distinctive aroma of Pacific Northwest Cascade hops.Slightly less ‘heavy’ than traditional porter-style ale, Pick Axe Porter is surprisingly refreshing for a beer of its dark color

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Draft at brewpub, tan head, dark brown color, roasty aroma. This is a nicely carbonated porter with chocolate/ roasty malt taste that could use a little more body. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1725) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Sampled at brewery. Dark auburn. Sweet and roasty aroma. Sweet, roasty, with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopTsing (565) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2016
From the tap at the brewery poured a brow brew with a brownish head. Looks, smells and taste like a brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pbzbo (11) - - DEC 21, 2015
Nice creamy head on tap at ANC airport. Dark Ruby color. Strong cascade aroma. Minerally, metallic taste, a bit thin. Bitter chocolate, dark roast, dark fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Cola body, but flat. Rich roasty nose that incorporates some chocolaty segments. Roasty black patent infused body with dregs of tar, and rather thin on the mouthfeel. Some vegetal notes emerge on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (4618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Thanks to my brother for bringing home from AK. Firm cola black pour, odd mild soap head. Cola grain and roast. Sweet, metallic body with some deep roast. Light body, lacks refinement but flavor isn’t bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa powder, burnt grain), with notes of anise, gum, chalk, and clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky, chalky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Weird nose that’s mostly crappy cocoa powder, but with a weird Dunkelweizen slant that’s very uncharacteristic of the style and just plain smells off. Three strikes for Silver Gulch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Aroma: toasted malts, light coffee, some chocolate, charcoal. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, hardly any head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: intense toasted malts, some bitters coming up, soft carbonation, medium body. Overall: nice Porter, nice aroma and palate. Bottle from Silver Gulch Airport, Anchorage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7019) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
On tap at Silver Gulch, ANC airport location
Dark mahogany with a medium sized beige head, lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Taste of toasted malts, caramel and dark fruit

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle purchased at anchorage airport. Deep redish brown, skiff of cream colored head. Aroma is yeast and a bit of wet dog, but rich, dark fruits under, and toasted barley. Flavor is toasted barley, dark fruit, a bit of iron, with a little sweet. Finish is slightly bitter, coffee like. Palate is thin, but it’s just an everyday Porter, and as such very drinkable. Carbonation is a bit sharp for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (3720) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Grumbler purchase from Breeze-IN, Juneau AK. This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy dark brown color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. Light lacing stuck and then slid adequately around the glass. The smell had a nice roasty to sweet blend of chocolate malts and coffee beans. The taste copied the smell for the most part. There’s a light sticky sweet roasty coffee aftertaste leading into a dry sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued but mostly good, nice rolling smoothness overlays itself on my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Porter that I would have again.

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