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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double Decker Porter was brewed in honor of our busing brothers across the pond. The beer has a silky chocolate character, which is balanced with British East Kent Golding and German Magnum hops. Combine that dark brown pour, velvety tan head, and decadent malt character, and you’ll find yourself doubling up on this brew for twice the enjoyment.

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2.8
Piw (1197) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2017
355ml Dose. Klar und dunkelbraun mit großer Schaumkrone. Malzig. Feine Röstaromen. Ordentlicher Körper. Etwas herb und trocken.

3.1
gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2017
Sampled on February 23, 2017. Can 12 fl oz from Total Wine & More, Clearwater, FL. Purchased on January 29 for $2.49.
A bit happy out of the can, builds up an oversized head when poured.
Clear black color, some read. Sort of fluffy tan head with lacing, once it settles after the pour. Malty, nettles, semi-sweet scent. Roasted, malty taste. Roasted, sort of sweet aftertaste. Some warming alcohol. Fairly fizzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.

3.4
evergreen0199 (3452) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Can from New Beer Distributors, Manhattan, New York, USA. A black coloured pour with a medium light beige head on top. Sweet, chocolate, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, pretty sweet, chocolate, caramel, cola. Not bad but rather sweet.

4.1
ChadPolenz (1846) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 13C English Porter

AROMA: Sweet nose of toasted and other dark malt (caramel); milk chocolate; coffee and low fruity esters. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Brown proper; slight ruby highlights. Large tan frothy head retains and laces very well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Sweet palette throughout with dark lightly toasted malts creating for most of the flavor. Some milk chocolate, caramel and butterscotch notes lurk in the background and all become very sweet as it finishes (but not cloying). Moderate earthy/floral hop flavor and bitterness, but palette is probably a little too unbalanced for the style. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and CO2. Seems much lighter than 6.5% ABV, though. Very quaffable. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Delicious taste and great drinkability. A little too sweet for the style (probably better marketed as a British Brown Ale). 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 41/50


3.2
jgb9348 (6399) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Dark brown coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of vanilla, toasted malt, oatmeal, peat and tons of nuts, peanuts and earth - quite light for the style, but very fragrant. Medium-bodied; Super assertive nutty flavours dominate with some vanilla, a lot of caster sugar and some dry oak and wood tastes at the end. Aftertaste is a bit more complex with the grain, nuts, vanilla, caramelised sugars and earthiness to blend in with the moderate body. Overall, a decent beer that shows almost more of a nut brown than a porter, but some solid flavours and a nice subtle yet very smooth complexity shows nicely. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 02-July-2016 for US$2,50 sampled at home in Washington on 12-November-2016.

4.3
SanfordBrewer (1601) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Mahogany with sudsy brown head. Creamy full body with moderate carbonation.

Aroma: toasted malt, roasted malt, faint licorice and smoke, and grilled hot dogs.

Taste: roasted malt, char, herbsl hops. Balanced but intense and rich.

3.4
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Can. Aroma is roasty with a hint of marshmallow. Tastes dry and fairly roasty. Slightly stale hops. Light pine. Coffee in the finish. Decent porter.

3.4
Garrold (5442) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Can, received as an extra in a trade with Leighton. Cheers! Clear, very dark red. Thick, tan head, subsides into a sticky film. Nutty and sweet. Not unlike Nutella on toast. Beyond that there’s not a lot else. Taste is sweet, with some roast bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. Finishes a little too sweet and sticky overall, but pretty enjoyable anyway.

3.6
mansquito (6732) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC can: pours near black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a nice bit of smoke in there. Taste is sweet roasty and chocolatey. The smokieness is very pleasant and takes this beer to the next level. It kind of pulls everything together.

3.8
decaturstevo (6341) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolate and light roasted malt. Flavor is semi sweet chocolate start with a touch of roasty coffee. Meduim/full body with good carbonation. solid JS


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