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Skagit River Highwater Porter



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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A dark, almost black beer, with a brown head. The Highwater Porter has a distinct hop flavor and arouma with a dry, roast barley finish and medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2714) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Draft pour pint at the brewery. Finally made it here for a beer. Pours a thick black color with w full inch of tan foam head. Roasted malt forward aroma. Delicious porter here. Lighter body, sweet chocolate up front with a more robust coffee like finish. Light cream flavor throughout. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12146) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Draft - Cocoa, dark fruit and chocolate. Deep brown with decent light brown head. Chocolate, fruity, toasty hop bitterness and a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown color. Nose is quite roasty and slightly sweet, with just a bit of chocolate coming through. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Draught at the brewpub
Dark mahogany color with creamy head. Light aroma of roasted malts.
Smooth, strong roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, strong bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MurfDog (9) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2011 does not count
Pours a dark brown with no head at all. Body was a little thin for my tast. A bit too carbonated, I like Porters to be a little more still. A bit disappointing since the two other beers I had that night were good & solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Poured a very dark brown with a fluffy tan head, left lacing as I drank. Aroma is nutty, coffee, roastiness. This feels creamy and smooth on the palate, very nice. Tastes of coffee, nuts, roast, a bit of acidicness, char. Has a bit of a twinge of what I think is DMS, kind of a vegetal note, which knocked it down a notch or two for me. Still pretty solid, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Fruit and roast aromas. Dark coloured smooth and slightly rich on the palate with some bitterness in a crisp roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2168) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2009
pours a dark brown with a ruby tint when held to the light, above average carbonation, a medium size light brown head, and some lacing. smell is faint, cocoa, weak coffee, and a touch of vanilla. taste is dry, cocoa powder, coffee, and roasted nuts, ends dry with just a smidgen of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Roasty sweet aroma. Dark brown pour, thin head. Lots of roasted malts in the flavor with underlying sweetness, a touch of bitterness in the finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2008
On draught at the brewpub in Mt Vernon, Washington. Pours an opaque dark cola brown brew with an average sized, creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates to an off white ring and film top. Aroma of toasted dark malts, a touch of chocolate, and a hint of mocha. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of toasted dark malt, light chocolate, some roasted nuts and a touch of citrus hops. Finish is semi-dry with a toasted malt aftertaste with some mild bitterness.

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