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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Summit Porter is very dark, but lighter-bodied than you’d expect, with a robust, malty character and a delightfully sweet finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2004
Beautiful deep brown, almost black colour with a fine brownish head. A lovely roasted porter! Especially the great aroma stands out (coffee, chocolate). Slightly light-bodied. Ends with a pretty long, bitter "bite" which I think could be improved: IMHO a drier less "acidic" finish would make this porter truly outstanding!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Dark black in color, nice lasting creamy off white head that leaves a good lacing, roasty chocolaty malty aroma. Roasted malty burnt coffee flavors, nice dry burnt and hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium body with a full and round mouthfeel, a good porter.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2004
A longtime favorite of mine, once a regular in my fridge, still is, from time to time... Appearance: fully opaque, dark brwon color, big, booming cocoa-tan head, leaving lovely lace, slowly simmering down. Aroma:bittersweet, espresso notes, hints of earth and spice, deep and still lively , just about perfect for the style. Taste: bitter hops, coffee tones, and chocolatey feel returns on the palate, a good bite that softly fades, but resides long enough in the mouthfeel, then softly rounds off, a bit dryly. The overall character never wanes, and this remains an earthy, gritty, dark and tasty porter. I've had many others in the years since this was once my one-and-only, and one that enjoyed in different ways, with other charms, but Summit's GNP remains true. An alternative to the smooth-and-creamy, chocolatey-style porter that are more easily favored by many, but this interpretation is one that I favor. Let the others cringe away from the dark, if they must, but I'll always cling it closely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Opaque mahogany body capped with a full tan head that leaft some lacing. Coffee in the aroma and a bitter coffee in the taste, Smooth and creamy to the mouth. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2003
this is my favorite of the summit beers. i've had it several times before, but today i tasted it fresh at the brewery. this ain't no anchor porter or anything, but.... sweet coffee and chocolate with significant hops. well balanced. i just wish the flavors were more prominent and it was a bit smoother on my pretty pink tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Black with reddish brown highlights, good head. Aroma was rather faint, hints of roasted malts. Good flavor, emphasis on coffee, with a bit of chocolate and pine oriented hops on the finish. An enjoyable, well made porter, thanks wawood!

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2004 Not as smooth as Boulevard's Bully, but not bad. In fact, pretty good. Nice roasted coffee aroma, great color. Tastes a bit like dark unsweetened chocolate. Notice a smokiness as the glass warms. Has a lingerging sweetness. A good mouthfeel. More complex as you drink it down than a first impression from that first sip. All in all, a porter worthy of its name. Nice for the winter season, and a fair price for the cost conscious beer drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Roasted coffee aroma. Looks incredible with its chocolate-brown color and light tan frothy head. Roasted grain, coffee and bitter chocolate flavors. A little to pungent to me, but not bad. A good beer to sit indoors with and sip away the winter blues.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Beers like this are/is why Porter was my favorite style years and years ago. Greet looking beer with a ton of sweet dark grain flavors backed by a lot of bitterness and an odd twang. Very complex beer--I assuming it's unpasteurized. Sort of in the Sierra Nevada Porter tradition. A great one from the great outdoorsman, Slikwily.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Has a great smell of roasted coffee. The taste a is a little thin. I has definite tastes of sweet and a little smokiness.


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