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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A multiple medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival, Coal Creek Porter has a solid and loyal following among Big Time’s customers. Impenetrably dark at first glance, Coal Creek shows rich red highlights when held to the light. Its blend of dark roasted malts combines with three other specialty malts and unmalted flaked barley to give Coal Creek a satisfying roasted flavor and smooth texture. It is heavily hopped in the finish with Yakima Centennial. Original gravity is approximately 15 degrees Plato (1.060 Specific Gravity), and alcohol content is 4.5% by weight.

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3.1
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
bottle, on the Celebrity Infinity as part of beer cruise. 9/10/11. Ok aroma, sweet. chocolate, roast malt, little dairy, little vineous. Blackish brown color, ok head, little to no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Light bodied, smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Tasty enough, flavor was the best part. kind of a qiuet aroma. rich chocolate/coffee type flavor, very easy to drink.

3.1
bu11zeye (13139) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a deep amber-brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, caramel, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee.

3.7
Wombata (625) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Aroma: Not so aromatic. Perhaps served a bit cold. Flavor: Strong black licorice, well-integrated grassy hop and dark chocolate. Comment: I love the licorice flavor and how well the hop and malt flavors come together. Good carbonation that is tingly on the tongue. Takes full advantage of the porter’s potential to be very flavorful without being overly heavy. The bartender mentioned that it was the current staff favorite and I can see being happy with multiple refills.

3.6
dwyerpg (6378) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
This is a thick beer. Chocolaty and a bit of coffee. It’s quite chewy and a bit sweet. Sample size is perfect for me.

3.2
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap at Big Time. Poured black with a light brown head. Aroma was chocolate and coffee. Lightly bitter and light sweetness. Chalky mouth feel with a medium flat coffee finish.

4.1
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Roasty muddy nose, black in the glass with a small agitated tan head. Chewy dark grain, gritty middle, book-ended with creaminess. Raw chocolate creeps in the finish.

3.6
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Pint @ Brouwer’s. Sort of blurs the line between porter and stout. Low ABV but robust flavor makes for interesting brew I could drink a few of. Better than the Black Butte which is my porter standard.

3.6
douglas88 (9573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a pure black color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is rich chocolates and coffee. The flavor is ashy, coffee, sweet chocolates. Sweet and smooth. Nice.

3.8
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2010
On tap at the pub at the University of Washington, this black, thick, sweet, porter is absolutely wonderful. Great balance, mouthfeel, finish..I just wish they would send it to my side of the country!

3.3
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. The flavor is roasted and slightly smoked. Thinner in body with a sweet finish.


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