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Snake River Powder 8 Porter
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Porter was first brewed in London, England in the early 1700’s. At the time two basic beers existed: a light and a dark. The dark was more expensive and drinkers got into the habit of mixing the two to stretch out the premium brew. A wise brewer began making a medium dark beer to save the barkeeps from having to mix at the taps. The beer was named after its biggest fans: the porters handling baggage at the local train stations. This brown porter is deep ruby in color and transluscent.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiveacestx (763) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
On tap at the brewery and now being called "Powder 11" - black and almost ruby when held up to the light. The nose and taste are both smoke. The mouthfeel is thin and the finish is also smoke. Ssssssmokey!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4300) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2015
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a tan head. Roasty nose. Flavors of tobacco and licorice. Medium bodied. Smooth finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bill Becker (533) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 28, 2014
A: Dark brown with some red hues. Small tannish head of foam, little lacing. S: Good amount of roasted malt, some chocolate like bitterness. T: Roasted malt is lighter than I expected, some sweet notes, dark chocolate like bitterness. M: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Could stand a bit more fizz to have a better mouthfeel. O: A pretty average Porter; the 5% abv may make it easier drinking but I think it does so at the cost of taste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8537) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2010
draft. filtered cola brown body with a small brown filmy head. watery body with a twangy caramel cola flavor up front. fizzy carbonation across the middle, ending with a toasted nut and bread short-lived finish. fairly boring and watery porter overall. the low hop level and absense of roast suggest english-style classic brown porter, which is a treat to see, but unfortunately it simply doesn’t do much.


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