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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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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4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Unusual porter -- a cross between a nut brown ale and a stout-leaning porter. Dark brown pour. Strong nutty and coffee flavor, with a slight modicum of bitterness. Highly quaffable and recommended! Pour from growler purchased at brewery the night before. B+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
PaulGator22 (9) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2009 does not count
Had on draft in the tasting room at Black Raven. Nice brown color. They say it is a brown porter. Coffee malt gives way to nice hop finish.

3.9
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.

3.8
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2009
Growler. Thanks, Homebrew! Pours dark brown with bright caramel highlights. Dense, creamy tan head. Big coffee nose. Creamy medium body. Graham crackers, coffee, and chocolate on the mid-palate. Nice mild finish.

3.8
OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 5/16/2010 Draft at the pub. Lots of coffee for a porter, again Tom nails the descriptor with "Graham cracker" (Never thought to describe a beer that way, but the flavor is definitely there big time in this one). This is coffee and golden grahams for breakfast. Nice. 7/3/7/4/15

Revisit 6/26/2012, draft at Elliott bay. Splendid porter, yes a touch sweet but such lovely grain character. The golden grahams are there for certain. A delight. I’d rather more like 7/3/8/4/16=3.8. I’m going with this as a first beer of the night instead of one-of-a-flight.

3.8
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.

3.7
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Washington Brewers Festival – Kenmore, WA
Aroma: Dark roasty malt aroma with a nice chocolate backing.
Appearance: Brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Deep dark malt, smokey and chocolate flavors.
Palate: Dry finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: My first beer from this new place. This was a great beer.

3.7
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Pours a red brown with an off white head. Aroma is coffee with a bit of smoke. Flavor has lots of roasted chocolate notes and a nice bit of hops and earthiness on the finish. Palate is a little watery. Overall, mild and tasty.


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