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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Post Alley Porter is named for Seattle’s historic brick paved alley. This thoroughfare used to see wagon loads of fish pushed up its steep incline from the waterfront to the Pike Place Market. Today it is a charming and old world style pedestrian thoroughfare and also the main entrance to our brewery.

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3.2
jrodooo5 (1725) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2014
Thin porter that lacks depth in every area! Pours dark w/ some reddish hues & has a decent tan head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is a light chocolate roast. The taste is also light. Very faint chocolate upfront & finishes somewhat roasty. Nothing memorable here!

3.4
two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of toasted malt. Flavors are similar with hints of dark chocolate.

3.8
glennmastrange (2931) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Moderate cookie and toasted for the malt, light resin for the hops, light to moderate dough and earth for the yeast, with hints of raisin and faint tar, alcohol and spice. Head is small, frothy, light brown with good lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a lively carbonation. Nice and deep Porter with lots of dark flavors.

3.5
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, brown-black with a 2-finger tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, sweet mocha and dish water. Taste of sweet and smokey roasted malt, chocolate, sweet mocha, light fruit, peat, nuts and earthy hops. Medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Appearance:
Pours dark and roasty with a thick tan head that remains thick from first quaff to the last.


Nose:
Black chocolate and dark oily espresso. Touch of sweetness along the sides – burnt caramel, chewy dates and plums. Burnt oak and cherry wood. Black root and vanilla bean.


Palate:
Soft silky mouthfeel with a nice dry bitter bite in the back. Layer after layer of flavors and textures. Burnt caramel crema and ash in the breath. Cinnamon graham crackers with a dark chocolate dusting on top. Tobacco oils and smoke in the back. Grape skins in the back. Parching and thirst-inducing. Burnt pine.


Final Thoughts:
Love this porter from Pike Brewing Company. So many craft breweries skip right past the porter to brew a stout which is a shame because a really good porter is a truly beautiful quaff. The Post Alley Porter is truly beautiful and I encourage you to seek it out if it is distributed where you live.

3.7
Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Damn! This is one tasty porter. Large malty roasty chocolately flavor. Hints of tobacco and licorice. Body is above average fullness with a nice velvety finish. Very solid classic example! Price is good to boot!

3.3
AndyW68 (1632) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Deep dark brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit.Taste adds molasses. Good but not great.

3.7
Westchesterco (2207) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is muddy dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is roasted malt and the taste is a bitter licorice

3.7
Iphonephan (7327) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of licorice and chocolate. Mildly bitter finish. Very nice Porter.

3.7
kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is rich and chocolaty with a strong burnt caramel and molasses quality. Fairly light on the hops. The flavor is pretty nice, certainly a robust Porter. Heavy chocolate and molasses sweetness with a nice dry roastiness on the finish. Medium to full bodied with soft gentle carbonation and a little lingering burnt caramel. Really nice robust porter.


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