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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1660) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2012
12 oz pours black with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, malt, and cocoa. Taste of nice roasted malt, coffee and cocoa.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2217) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Tap] Pours a deep shade of brown. Wispy brown head. Hazelnut and burnt caramel aroma. Brown sugar, chocolate and general porter roastiness thoughout. Creamy mouthfeel almost suggests hints of lactose. This was a pretty good beer, in my opinion. Tasting notes from 2/2014.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
felsenpils (95) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with off-white foam and good retention. The aroma is clean, but I miss the esters found in an English porter like Fuller´s. Pretty good taste, but somewhat too thick. NIce bitterness, but again, a bit too much. I like this beer and think that it is one of Summit´s best, just not as elegant as an authentic English porter. Tone it down and change the yeast strain and you will have a winner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Really nice roasted malt and coffee taste in this one. Really nice bitter chocolate note in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/24/2014. Pours fairly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, light molasses, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt and light yeast ester/hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, caramel, light molasses, herbal, slight pine, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, herbal, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice porter. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors with light-moderate hops; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (103) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2014
this was the first porter that i ever tried many moons ago in college...sure there are better porters out there but this one is a great start...pours black with creamy head....smell and taste is chocolate, malt and smoke....slightly bitter finish...way enjoyable porter.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfratzke (44) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
I keep trying this porter and it keeps staying at one of my least liked. Aroma of slight chocolate, smoke, and coffee. Appearance is a perfect dark reddish brown with tan head. Taste is smokey with some bitterness. The chocolate aroma is missing in the taste making it one dimensional for me. Not a go to porter for me.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
crajun (893) - , Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
One of my lowest rated porters. Aroma was fine. Roasted malt coffee and slight chocolate dark pour. Taste was over carbonated burnt hop coffe etc. Scorched. I don’t mind a slight char but this was over the top

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1225) - Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Tap - big creamy head, very dark bet color, sweet roasty malt aroma and flavor, mild hop balance, very mild chocolate and coffee notes - pretty good porter overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (264) - - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, black, with tan head. Frothy and good lacing. Coffee smell. Subtle porter taste throughout, which is good for someone who doesn’t love porters. Better than I remember from before.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, creamy, malty, slight metallic aromas. Malty, burnt, roasty flavors. A solid, but not spectacular porter.


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