RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Once again MacTarnahan's redefines "smooth". Striking a perfect balance between the classic Northwest and Celtic styles, Blackwatch is a remarkably distintive new style of porter. With expert use of malted barley, unmalted grains and oatmeal, Blackwatch Cream Porter delivers unforgettable rich taste and smooth texture.

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stevoj (5638) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle on Alaska Airlines. Dark brown with small fluffy head. Rich, roasty, nutty aroma. Taste also is heavy on the roast grains, with some of the nuttiness in the back ground. Chocolate too. A pretty well rounded porter.

donandres (681) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - DEC 23, 2015
12 oz poured in wine glass -with nuts
Appearance: Deep dark brown color clear a bit hazyness
Taste: Very good
Overall: Very good beer but lacks the balance follow through in big porters

cblado (298) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours a thick black color, nice tan head, some lacing. Aroma is roasted notes, caramel malt, some chocolate notes. Flavor is surprisingly crisp. Overall a very good porter. I would buy this again.

monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
An average cream porter. Pours a very nice deep black with a tan head. Smells of malt. Taste is malty and creamy, sweet finish. Had on tap at Pyramid Brewery for SF Beer Week.

Hanuta06 (488) - Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Portland Brewing BlackWatch Cream Porter

Serving: from bottle on Horizon Airlines.

Aroma: lightly sweet, malty aroma.

Appearance: small, light-brown initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, cola-brown body.

Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and lightly acidic, roasty finish with long duration.

Palate: medium bodied with oily texture and soft carbonation.

Overall: nice flavor but not outstanding.

slowrunner77 (12995) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"i can see why many people mistake this cream porter for a stout. heavy and thick bodied, smoother than most porters. not a lot of complexity here, but what it does it does well. recommended."

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2014
This is poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light speckled lacing clinging here and there around the glass.
The smell had a rich roasty coffee to sweet chocolate malt allowing a creamy sort of caramel to vanilla underneath.
The taste was mainly sweet and still had a decent roasty balance to it all.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation ran so smooth and velvety in texture.
Overall, this one really lived up to its description - spot on and I would have this again.

furthur (1242) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Growler pour, this was hard to figure out because the store listed it as Portland black water cream porter. After reading the reviews, I’m pretty sure I’ve got the right one. Red/black body with a skiff of fine mocha colored head. It smells of raisins and anise and coffee. First taste was kinda soapy?! Sour and slightly spicy, then bitter. Almost a black IPA. Finish is bitter, faintly of grapefruit. Carbonation is fine, but slightly sharp, and body is a bit thin. Overall just average.

Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours dark, finger dark tan head

Smell rich, lactose sugar, burnt malt, cream and roast, bit of licorice

Taste smooth sugar, coco, roasty finish

Light body

Well done

pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle - pours dark brown with large thick tan head. Nose of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Taste is of milk chocolate, brown sugar, and coffee. Has a tangy hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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