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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Port Brewing beers are typically boldly-flavored American and hop-forward West Coast style ales or lagers, and Board Meeting Brown Ale is no exception. An amplified brown ale, the beer is brewed with liberal additions of coffee from local San Diego roasters, Ryan Brothers, and cocoa nibs sourced from famed San Francisco chocolate maker TCHO. Alcohol by volume is 8.5%.

“Board Meeting offers the malty richness and assertive hop presence that you expect in an American brown ale, but enhanced with pronounced roasted coffee and bitter chocolate aromas and flavors,” Arthur said. “I think people will enjoy this beer by itself and at the table paired with meat dishes like pork, roasts and barbeque. I imagine it’d be pretty good washing down a sausage omelet at breakfast too.”

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4.2
ACHops (1566) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap @ Brouwer’s. Pours deep inky brown with thin mocha head. Aroma is dark charred coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is bracing bitter hops, followed by smooth creamy chocolate malt. Well balanced, the significant ABV is easily hidden by the strong flavor. Awesome treat to get this coffee e and chocolate flavor in a beer that isn’t a porter or stout. Well done, hope this rolls into the regular rotation.


4.3
Trolleo (1533) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 19, 2017
Pitch black, small brown head. Very earthy, lots of coffee, some raw coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa and roasted malt. Taste is bitter and sweet, cocoa, earth, dark chocolate, wonderful bitter cocoa finish. Medim body, soft carbonation.

4
Buckster81 (2) - - JUN 16, 2017 does not count
Above average brown. Good after taste that doesn't feel like you've just eaten a sandwich. Adding into rotation for beer tasting's. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
back (2126) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2017
Sort skum brun Kaffe kokos citrus chokolade citrus Bitter lidt sødmodratr Cremet blød @home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
alteregoo (1394) - Kalisz, POLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Zaskoczył mnie solidny gushing przy otwieraniu, przez co zbudowała się sroga piana, za to drobna i dość trwała, barwa brązowa, wydaje się lekko mętna. W zapachu zero oznak infekcji, za to dominuje przyjemna, świeżo palona kawa na tle nut toffi i karmelu. W smaku dość słodkie, kawowe, na finiszu lekko kwaskowe w kawowy sposób, do tego czekolada i kakao, wspomniany już karmel i krówki. Goryczka niezbyt duża, palona. Wysycenie średnie do niskiego (możliwe że odgazowało się podczas długiego otwierania), lekko szorstkie, popiołowe i wyklejające w odbiorze.
Takie coś na pograniczu Brown Ale, Scotch Ale, Old Ale, English i American Strong Ale - w sumie trudno jednoznacznie stwierdzić, dodatek zaś kawy i kakao jeszcze bardziej komplikuje sprawę w postaci nutek FESowo porterowych. Samo piwo średnio pijalne, może nie jest gęste, ale treściwe, nieco mulące na dłuższą metę.

3.8
wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits dark fruits citrus yeast spicy and hops flavor malts fruits dark fruits spicy citrus fruits and hops

3.6
DavidWoodruff (601) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Dark brown/black with light brown head. aroma is coffee and malt. Not really sweet for such a high gravity beer. The hop "forwardness" is really more of a balance to the malt rather than an aggressive hop presence. I like that it is not overly bitter nor does it cover up the darker malt nuances with a hop braggadocious character. I still much prefer the London style Brown Ale, but this is not bad by any means.

4
kevinsenn (2182) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle from BevMo. Nice coffee aroma. Coffee chocolate taste with toasty malty notes. Medium bitterness. Very good.

3.5
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Tap. Pours a clear brown body with a small beige head. The nose is coffee and chocolate with some nutty and toasted malt. The flavor is similar, a heavier coffee note than the aroma, with some nutty malt and just light chocolate notes. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Your standard coffee brown, but done pretty well.

3.9
digitalviking (99) - - JAN 19, 2017
More leathery brown ale style with minimal head, muted chocolate aroma and taste. Livelier carbonation than you would get in a stout.

3.5
alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Dark chestnut brown pour with aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Heavy coffee flavor with some roasted malt, and bitter chocolate. Good beer.


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