RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
This beer is a tribute to the Steamship Carrie Ladd that ran freight and passengers from Portland to the Cascade Rapids (Cascade Locks) from 1859 to 1862. We ferment this beer with Czech Lager yeast at ale temperature to temper the sulfur that this yeast tends to throw. The unique ferment temperature also provides a fresh bread aroma with light cherry fruit overtones to this already rich, roasted, and robust porter. This style was widely popular among the pioneers that flocked to the coastal Northwest for the gold and timber rush.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BEENJAMIN (292) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2014
16oz bottle pours a dark brown with tan head. Tons of rich coco notes both in aroma and flavor. Big robust porter body with a malty chocolate finish. Each sip is lively, this is a really great porter if not the best of the year so far for me.

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle in Seaside, OR. Dark amber body with slight head. Nose is smoky, toasty, caramel. Taste is dark porter with chocolate, coffee and malts. Smoky in the finish. Okay.

slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2016
500 ml. medium roast aroma with some cherry and chocolatey sweetness in the flavor. Medium bodied and fairly smooth.

Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a deep brown color with a brown malt aroma. Taste is burnt malt mixed with a roasted malt flavor. I miss the cherry tinge the beer is supposed to have. A light bitter aftertaste, with a thin palate film left on the tongue.

djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy amber with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is roast, cocoa, cracker malt. Medium mouth, strong roast, cocoa, light finish, very good.

JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle picked up at the COOP, but has hit all the bottleshops... Pours mostly clear deeeep walnut brown with a short lived light tan head.. spotty lacing.. cocoa and sorta nutty.. light fruitiness... medium sweetness.. very well balanced aroma and flavor.. Solid porter for sure.

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2016
500, capped. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy light tan head that sticks around. Big sweet chocolatey nose with fresh baked brown bread and a bit of roasty malt. Creamy medium body with lively carb--refreshingly light body for the depth of flavor and aroma on display. Chocolatey, toasty mid palate. Lightly sweet but very clean finish. This seemed like the sleeper hit for the beer of the night until a few powerhouses showed up unexpectedly later, but there’s no doubt this beer deserves lots of attention. Porters can be incredibly delicious too.

vyvvy (6736) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
On tap at the brewpub - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has chocolate, licorice, roast, dates and figs. It has a medium body with a bit of bite and soft carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of dry dark chocolate, powder and heavy roast. The finish adds some earthy hops. Nice porter.

60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Tree bark brown color, minimal beige head. Earthy and roasted aroma. Chocolate as well. Taste is tree, hop, semi-sweet chocolate, and soil. Very smooth and well balanced. I think I can detect the notes of fruit in the intro. Well done.

jsnicholas (682) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 Bottle (500ml $3): Dark reddish brown with less than 1 finger of tan head that disappears. Smokey smell and taste. Medium body. A little more bitterness than most porters. Very drinkable. Update: (03/14/2015): Enjoyed this very much this time. Still did not get much on the aroma. Two finger head. Some better sweet chocholate. (was 3.3 now 3.5)

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle:   Brown, on the darker side, thin frothy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Nutty and whole wheat bready nose, very faint dark pitted fruit.   Roasty and sweet up front, a little like sweetened coffee, a bit husky on the backside, grainy husk like astringency.   Still remains sweet.   Sweeter than most, some coffee notes.   I am warming up to this one.   Soft hop bitterness.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Roasty finish, faint coffee notes.   Decent example, not real big or hoppy, but sweet, roasty, with some coffee notes.

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