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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The tradition of porter is long and confusing. Ask five brewers what a porter should be like, and you’re sure to get five different answers. Our Humble Porter was brewed without personal certainty of any kind. Instead, we looked to the past and came up with a beer resembling the porter at it’s height in England’s mid-19th century. Neither boastful nor reluctant, this beer was crafted with honesty, care, and an eye towards history. Drink up!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8047) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from Julios. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, toasted pecan, vanilla bean and toasted nuts. Lighter medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5600) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours like the prototypical porter ... deep, black, and brooding. The head is a tight pile of tan bubbles. The aroma is rich with baking chocolate and sweet malt. The beer drinks with a sturdy porter character ... the base is definitely the requisite chocolate. But the rest of it is pretty light, easy to drink, with a woody bite in the middle, before the once again distinctly chocolatey finish. (#5520, 5/23/2014)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroSpud (1673) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sampled during Julio’s Spring Beer Fest. Deep dark oily liquid goodness. Lots of roasted malt notes of coffee and sweet dark chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
At Jacob’s pickles with Taylor. Pours brown black with thin cream grey head. Aroma is nice smooth roasted malt, marshmallow, chocolate notes. Taste is smooth roasted toasty malt, hint of tang but not offputting at all, pecan. A very nice drinking porter, I could session if, reminds me of a more agreeable 512 pecan porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rhsiung (685) - USA - MAY 5, 2014
bomber from wholefoodsmarket Bowery. gives good head. roasty with a hoppy finish. creamy body. rating #10!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2992) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2014
22 oz. bottle purchased @ The Beer Store, Nashua, NH. Spring 2014 with a bottle number of 1177. Snifter displays a dark, deep brown when held to the sunlight. Spotty lace down the glass until the conclusion. Aroma is deep layers of roasted malt, hints of coffee and burnt chocolate malts.

Pretty nice flavor, dark roasted grain in the base of the brew with chocolate, slight burnt coffee grounds and a healthy lingering earthy malt finish. Medium to nearly a fuller composition of body. The layer of roast really raised my eye brows, very nice. Carbonation gives a mildly creamy texture. Very enjoyable and damn tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a moderate, foamy tan head. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, burnt caramel and soft hops make up the aroma. Taste is light licorice, hops, roasted malt, dark chocolate and caramel. Body is medium and has a soft, creamy carbonation and light lingering bitterness. Ends with more roasted malt, soft hops, caramel, black licorice notes, dark chocolate and some coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (1708) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Rvd in trade. The appearance was a dark brown close to black looking body with a one fingered white foamy head that ends up concaving slightly inside and leaves a decent amount of light clingy lacing. The smell had a fair amount of dark toasted malts, an edgy sort of coffee-ness, and an earthy yet somewhat clean slightly refreshingness (weird for a Porter, but I’m not complaining). The taste was sweet and roasty leaving a somewhat clean toasty flavoring encoating my mouth and tongue and leading to a combined bittersweet dry aftertaste; quick dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability aspect to it. The carbonation is somewhat smooth for an American Porter and pretty good for me. Overall, this is another good White Birch beer, I’m just wondering if these guys can do anything wrong.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (1876) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 26, 2014
On tap at Jackpot in Gallery Place, Washington, DC. Opaque, black-brown with a pale khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted coffee , chocolate and dried dark fruit. Taste of charred malt, roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel and mild dark fruit. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2077) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle, Spring 2014 batch no. 1096. Handsome dark brown pour with some cloudiness and a lingering, soft tan head. It smells the way a Porter should with its toasted dark malt and coffee complexion. Vague but also clean earthy hops. Medium body. Like the nose the taste brings out the toasted malt and coffee character with a modest, lingering dry bitterness at the finish. Nothing to be humble about. This is really nice.


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