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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Tamerlane Brown Porter

World Beer Cup 2010 Gold medal - Brown Porter category NABA 2010 Silver Medal - Brown Porter category

Malts: 2-Row Pale, Crystal, Brown, Chocolate
Hops: Magnum, Palisades

Edgar Allan Poe’s (author of "The Raven") publishing career began humbly with an anonymous collection of poems, Tamerlane and other Poems (1827). The Brown Porter is the very first beer ever brewed at the Black Raven Brewery (formerly known as "Batch 1 Brown"). Featuring both the subtle nut flavors and easy drinkability of an English brown ale and hints of deeper coffee tones and the Northwest hop character of a porter. Quickly becoming a true local favorite.

This beer is the first style brewed at the Black Raven Brewery. Featuring both the subtle nut flavors and easy drinkability of an English brown and hints of deeper coffee tones and the hop character of a porter. Available year-round.

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argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Draft. Medium beige head atop clear dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some nut. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some nut, light earthy, caramel. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

andrewje41 (4768) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Draft pour pint at the brewery. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a cream foam head. Mild nutty, chocolate aroma. Flavor is a nice roasted flavor with hints of coffee. Chocolate candy in the late palate. Has a bitterness to it in the finish as well. Enjoy the toasty flavor here. Good brown here. Or porter? Not sure. It’s good though.

fiulijn (21558) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Dark brown color with compact head. Dark caramel, but with a dusty character, some roasted nuts, some old coffee; ordinary bitterness; the mouthfeel is rather dry.
Nothing special.

kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at the brewery, deep brown with a light tan foam. Toast and nut aroma with a little caramel. Medium body is sweet. Roasted coffee near the finish.

ilsaconsume (11) - Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Toasty coffee biscuit. Not much going on in the nose - the flavor hits in the mouth with a sweet and bitter coffee. Surprisingly light with a sprightly mouth feel for a porter. If you tasted it it blind you might not guess its porter nature until after you swallow and the malty bitterness has a chance to show.

jsnicholas (736) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Draft at tap room. Unusual brown ale. Seems to have a sweetness kind of like a scotch ale. Lighter than I expected

desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Draft. Medium mahogany body with little head. Roasty and sweet, but on the lighter side. Not bad.

luttonm (7152) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Draft at their taphouse. Dark grain, good foam. Very tasty, forward ale. Smooth sweet body, the slightest bit lactic. Nice, tasty beer.

Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours lighter mahogany, finger tan head Smell nutty sweet and roasty Taste sweet nutty, light roast and chocolate Light body Solid

BVukelich (38) - Algona, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Filled a growler and poured into pint glass. Decent head, light tan in color. A very dark brown in color. Not much going on in terms of aroma. Mild sweetness and a bit nutty. Very good lace trails the sips. Well balanced porter, lower body. Mouthfeel was average with a lingering bitterness. I don’t think this will be a go-to beer for me but it will work for most beer geeks but probably not for the true porter connoisseur.

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