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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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One taste of this deep chocolate brown porter will explain why it won a silver medal at the 1998 Great American Beer Festival in Denver and continues to win the hearts of dark ale lovers everywhere. With a slightly hoppy aroma and a smooth, toasty malt character, Portage pairs well with food or stands alone as an exemplary sample of the robust porter style


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeJslc (755) - USA - JUL 1, 2014
Black, thin tan head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, cola. Flavor: dark bread crusts, moderate roast, chocolate, bakerís chocolate, hint of toffee, grAiny finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3603) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Draft: Poured a deep brown with blackened center and reddish orange tint to the edges. The head was off white to tan color. Aroma was nice chocolate and light coffee. Taste is dark chocolate with soft coffee and roasted malts that is robust at first but drinks rather smooth. Iím sure I could see myself drinking this all day and not worrying with the lower abv.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Growler from LaBodega. Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate roasted coffee and caramel. Flavor is rich semi-sweet chocolate, roasty bitterness with no alcohol taste. Medium to full body with a smooth mouth feel. This is a solid porter, lots of chocolate, some roast and goes down easy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Nice roast and light chocolate aroma. Good flavor with a coffee chocolate balance and decent hops backing. Very tasty brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12341) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Draft at the source. Almost black, thin tan head. Aroma of brown bread and coffee. Tasty is roasty and toasty. Medium body. A proper porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
[Tap] Tried this at the brewpub in mid-September. Pours a very dark brown color with a light brown colored head. Nose is of dark roasted malts, mild mocha notes and a general charred character. The taste is very similar, with some brown sugar, cold coffee and mild anise. Light sweet vanilla bean notes come out as this beer warms. Decent body. A pretty decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Draft at brewery: One of my favorites from Sleeping Lady. Still a bit sweet for me, like many others from this brewery, but it wasnít too bad. Enjoyed the soft roast, dark chocolate and creamed and sugared espresso qualities. Zingy hops in the middle were nice, too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1277) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
(tap) clear dark brown colour, small brown head; light aroma of soy sauce; smooth palate; balanced flavour

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3780) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Draft at the pub. Nice nose of coffee, dry cocoa, and caramel. Flavor is mocha, graham cracker, ash and caramel. Medium body is soft, smoothly carbonated, and balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3502) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
On tap at Snow Goose. Dark beer with a foamy beige head. Almost licorice nose with some chocolate and green hops. Sweetened coffee flavor with some roast grains and milk chocolate. Some chalk and a grassy hop finish.


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