RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Sustenance to get you through those long, cold winters, the Donner Party Porter is another of FiftyFiftys flagship beers. Reminiscent of dark chocolate, espresso, and dark dried fruits with a long complex finish, this beer is good for one of those nights where youve dug yourself into a snow bank because the ski trip didnt go quite as planned. Deep brown with mahogany highlights, the hops and malt are very well balanced leaving one to contemplate the myriad of flavors as the beer warms. Moderate to slightly heavy, this beer is heaven in a glass.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (8004) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Tap. Pours hazy chestnut, medium tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cocoa. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, roasty, coffee, but of ashtray. Medium body, low acidity. Porter done right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (582) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2016
Old notes, on tap last summer. Dark brown with highlights around the edges, good lacing from a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, light coffee tinges, dark fruit, a little anise. Taste is very nice, roasty, dark chocolate, raisin. Smooth mouthfeel, just right carbonation, long dry finish. Very impressive porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2678) - - JUL 5, 2015
Draught at Watering Hole. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee beans, bit of vanilla and licorice, dry finish. Solid classic porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (8052) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Draft sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a deep body with thick lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. Very rich and roasty nose. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of chocolate, espresso, roast, round malt and hints of vanilla. Nice porter overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"another enigma...huge aroma, full, robust, coffee and chocolate with a hint of hops at the end. roasted, balanced flavor...then no follow through. the body was a touch thin, especially after the magnitude of the aroma and flavor, but the lack of finish was a bit surprising. still a good porter, though."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1282) - Lincoln, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Strong chocolaty coffee aroma with mild sweetness, some alcohol. Pours black with lasting brownish creamy head Roasty coffee chocolate flavor with bread an light caramel. Alcohol Medium full bodied with medium Co2, alcohol warmth. Enjoyable porter. I like the alcohol presence but seems like it might be overbearing after a pint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Loved it, especially with my new interest in porters. Strong coffee, chocolate and dark fruit flavors with a nice sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4665) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Draft at brewery. Nose is coffee and dark chocolate with some sweet sugary notes. Taste is a harsh graininess that is borderline burnt coffee with a residual sugar sweetness to it. Interesting, but not one I would buy a pint of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7433) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Draft. Black pour with some tan head. Light roasted and chocolate aromas. Roasted chocolate, spice and anise flavors .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14897) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Tap at the brewpub. Pour is very dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and dark malt. Flavor is chocolate with some transient sweetness, and maybe a hint of coffee. Not to mention dark malt. Finishes a little chocolate bitter. Nice porter.

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