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RATINGS: 399   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass. No freshness date on bottle. Color is a deep copper brown. Pours a half inch of light tan foam. Head doesn’t last very long, but leaves some thin lacing. Smell is of over roasted malts and dark coffee. Very slight hops are present. The first thing I noticed about the taste was how hoppy it was. I immediately tasted earthy hops, as well as roasted chocolately malts. Mouthfeel is slightly bitter, but them gets very smooth and goes down easy. There is no alcohol even present in this beer. Overall, this is an easy to drink porter. I was not expecting the high taste of hops in this beer as it had, but I really enjoyed it. I highly recommend. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-09-2009 03:31:39


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (693) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Good brew. Pours black with a tan head. Lightly smoked, notes of tobacco. Smooth finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (607) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Poured a dark deep brown color with a khaki head that dissipated faster than I would have hoped. Taste of sweet malts, cocoa and roasted malts with a bitter finish. Medium carbonation, medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UkrainPubCrawler (92) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
This is a tasty porter with great malt flavor. Not as strong with only 4.8% but still flavorful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle to pint. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and a bit of roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (374) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle, pours nearly black with a beige head, sweet taste with chocolate, roasted malt, has a bitter coffee finish, nicely done

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (455) - Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Tap at Summit brewery. Pours dark brown with tan head and very little lacing. Nose is smoky dark chocolate. Taste is some coffee but the smoke still comes through.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2432) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
felsenpils (106) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
UPDATED: APR 20, 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 with a cacao aftertaste. NIce clean bitterness, but perhaps a bit too much. I like this beer and think that it is one of Summit´s best, just not quite as elegant as an authentic English porter. The line between robust Porter and dry Stout seems to converge here. 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 (1417) - 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 (2472) - 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.


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