RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This is yet another original flagship brew and of the English persuasion. Our brewer does love his dark beers and decided to brew this slightly unheralded style. Porters, related to stouts, come in two basic styles: Brown and Robust. Robust styles tend to be heavier, stronger and even slightly darker. Brown Porters tend to be more drinkable as a session brew. Our Puget Sound Porter is a lovely dark Brown with strong hints of ruby. A wonderful coffee roasted and chocolate nose makes this Porter unique and enhances the medium bodied brew. The flavors of coffee and chocolate follow through each sip of this porter. 8 different malted barley’s, including Pale Chocolate and dark German barley make up the grist. Two hop additions balance the beer’s flavor. Our brewers 2nd favorite child! GABF Gold in 1999 5.4% ABV and 40 IBUs.

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philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Harmon Brewing Company--PUGET SOUND PORTER--Brewed With 8 Different Malts. A SMOOTH Well Balanced Dark Beer--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV. 40 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Brown Porter. Dense mild lace thick dark tan head. Sediment hint. Pours medium tich with dark ruby brown color. Opaque dark black color. Rich floral chocolate hop based roasted mild coffee front. Medium textured mildly silky creamy smooth roasted burnt not bitter doughy chocolate rich tasty Porter body. Crisp zesty mild hop spice refreshing light lingering cocoa end. Very tasty nice fresh smooth Brown Porter. Sampled 3/7/2011. Purchased for $4.50 at PCC--Greenlake, Seattle on 3/6/2011.

ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Had a taste platter at the Harmon in downtown tacoma. This one was on it. Way to represent the 253! Good porter with a nice aroma to it. Head is frothy

BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Dark black, light head. Coffee roast nose, some licorice. Licorice roast coffee body with some soot, charcoal, and molasses. Black patent malt seems apparent. Like the porter a coal miner may drink. Solid.

SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2009
bomber - clear, cola brown with thin, off-white head; fresh nutty aromas with bitter coffee and mild roast; full bodied and almost creamy; lovely texture and mouthfeel; not the most flavorful porter by any means, but very solid with that nice fresh roast and nutty flavors; touch of sweetness in the end

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009 Coffee roast aroma. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp and bitter coffee finish.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: September 12, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: opaque dark brown with ruby edges, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, touch of roasted, only a hint of sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, hint of roasted adds a coffee character, light balancing earthyness

Date: July 19, 2012
Mode: bottle
Words: ale alpharetta
the bottle version adds a bit of smokyness along with the roasted

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Out of a bottle at Collins Pub. Aromas of smoke and toasted malt. Pours black with barely any lace. But the taste--odd. Tastes of red fruits, nearly like red wine, and very vinegar like, with some bitter coffee beneath. Almost like they tried to make a sour porter.

carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
on tap at collins for porter weekend. Pour was inpeneterable black color. Aroma was like a cold iced latte, notes of cocoa and coffee, but muted. Taste was bizarre, tart, vinegar, sour like, blended with the bitter coffee. Palate was thin.

danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Served from a 22oz bottle that I picked up on my last trip to Seattle. Pours a brown black with a small tan head. Light roasted malt, a little thin in taste.

awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle, thanks to danielcurtis81 for sharing on his wedding week. Pours black with a brown edge and no head. Nose has coffee and some roasted malt with chocolate. Taste is bitter roasted malt and coffee, a little sour and light/lacking.

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