RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter, a style of chocolate-brown ale, rose to fame during the 1700’s as a favorite refreshment of Industrial Revolution laborers including many working porters after whom it was named. Grant’s Perfect Porter is full-bodied and brewed with imported Scottish peated malt that enhances its delicious chocolate character with a pleasant, lightly smoky flavor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bobjbkln (8) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Disappointing. Looks real good, but is thin for a porter. Initial taste to me was more of root beer than smokyness, but it mellowed out as I finished the bottle.

gripweed57 (2591) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2017
From old tasting notes. Translucent dark brown color. Rocky tan head. Nice mocha java roasted malt aroma. A nice dry roasty malt flavor with hints of coffee and smokiness. Long dry finish with good hoppy balance. Very delicious and true to the style of the finest London Porters.

bhensonb (15347) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
From 2010 file notes. Poured dark brown. Chocolate aroma. Tastes of chocolate and dark malt. Liked it.

Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
12oz bottle 5/02 (Old Notes)-Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Taste of the same. This medium to full bodied brewed is one of the first porters I have had and is well balanced and quite tasty.

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Perfect Porter--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV. 25 IBU’s. (3.5 / 5.0 ) Very Nice, well balanced rich Porter. Brews were good prior to single hopping. Perfect Porter--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Clear thin dark brown black color. Light tan head. Rich lace. Mild chocolate floral hop front. Thin dry roasted chocolate malt body. Light sweet fruit hints. Light creaminess. Dry citrusy mild hop end. Light. Sampled 11/29/2001. Grant’s Perfect Porter--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Ballard Market Demo. Clear dark black color. Rich espresso lacy head. Roasted hoppy espresso front. Sweet roasted thick malty creamy chocolate fruit body with peated smoky hint. Balanced tangy malt hop end. Sampled 10/27/2002. Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter--2002-B 12 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV. 25 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0 ) Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection. Clear dark black red color. Light mild lace head. Roasted cocoa floral hop front. Tangy dry sweet roasted mild coffee cocoa earthy biscuit body. Crusty smooth mild cocoa citrus hop end. Tasty. Sampled 9/16/2003. Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter--2003 22 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Light tan lacy head. Clear dark black color. Floral chocolate mild smoky peat hop front. Sweet chocolate roasted smooth creamy light earthy biscuit body. Tangy sweet citrus hop dry end. Rich flavor. Light. Sampled 9/7/2003. Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 3.75% ABV. 25 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection July, 2004. Tight lacy espresso head. Shiny dense jet black color. Roasted mild chocolate espresso hoppy front. Rich malty crusty earthy dry roasted cocoa peat mild fruit body. Dry mild hop end. Sampled 8/18/2004.

jtclockwork (16691) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Another great beer from one of my favorite (now sadly defunct) breweries. Black pour with nice size head. Little carbonation. Very crisp and smooth chocolate, burnt malt and bready taste and nose. Dry finish. Rated 4/1/03

italarican (1549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Purely from memory. Pours a medium dark brown. Tastes of roasted malts, cocoa, and perhaps smoked almonds. Slightly thin but a smooth palate. Nostalgia may be talking here, but the name just about suits it.

Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottled. Poured clear, medium-deep garnety brown with a short, well-formed cap of tan head. The aroma picked up sweeter (and somewhat degraded) caramel and chocolate notes with faint smoke and herbal accents. The flavor held up remarkably well with roasted semi-sweet chocolate initially, followed by a full dose of coffee and smoked woody notes.. tasty, complex, and intriguing, which is impressive considering the low gravity and age. A tad shy of medium-bodied on the palate and very, very dry.. grainy smoked wood sticks to the edges and there was a nice moderate level of roast throughout. This was a lovely beer that I wish was still available.

4xDamage (1) - Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2008 does not count
I had this beer during the summer of 2001 while on vacation in St. George, Florida. I was drinking a lot of Rolling Rock and Guinness at the time. When I had this, it was the most perfect drink I had ever consumed - rich body with the definite aroma of chocolate and coffee. Where, oh where did my Perfect Porter go?

RSRIZZO (2000) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Had this beer on 6/14/1999. Color is a deep black with good carbonation and a nice head. Aroma is rich with the scent of darkly roasted malt. Taste is deeply roasted and lightly bitter. It starts off with a rich medium body that goes down with a robust roasted flavor. The finish is a deeply roasted malt flavor backed with a good strong bitterness. Overall it’s a very good, well rounded and richly roasted Porter.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/22/1995
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs

black, whispy head, sweet chocolate toffie aroma, strong and flavorfull, smokey, chocolate, nutty, coffee-like roasted, just a bitter of bitter finish from the roasted malt

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Score: ***4
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