RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 itd be pretty good washing down a sausage omelet at breakfast too.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (246) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAR 24, 2013
On tap at Lost Abbey. Pours dark brown; medium off-white head that leaves plenty of lace. The nose is immediately hit with a blast of coffee, hazelnut, and dark chocolate. The flavor lives up to the aroma with an explosion of dark chocolate covered coffee beans fading to crisp hops. Well balanced. Not quite as sweet and a bit hoppier than the nose suggests which is a nice surprise. Overall an amazing amplified brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (2163) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle from BevMo. Nice coffee aroma. Coffee chocolate taste with toasty malty notes. Medium bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6578) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3708) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1716) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Nearly black pour with a tan head. The aroma is malty with dark chocolate and mild coffee. It has a medium body with slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste roasted and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pilsnertest (244) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2016
2016-10-07 Sample from bottle @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival. Taste of caramel, toast bread and fudge. Very balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (3223) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 14, 2016
66cl bottle. Color is dark red brown black. Head is thin persistent and brown. Smooth body. Medium body and medium carbonation. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted, liquorice, spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1767) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Heavy aroma of malts and coffee. Heavy coffee taste upfront with a malty tingle on the roof of your mouth. Well done. Tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4629) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle at beertemple. Aroma of chocolate, hazelnut, malt and mocha coffee. Taste has creamy hazelnut, chocolate, caramalised creamy malt and mocha coffee. Flavorful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1418) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2016

Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, molasses, roasted malts and coffee.

Opaque black beer with slight yeast and with a slight/medium beige/brown head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha and molasses; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The aroma is totally dominated by the coffee. That is not a bad thing, since the coffee is really great and authentic both in the aroma and flavour. Has a rich sweet chocolate start to balance it all. Totally understand that it falls under the American Strong Ale style, being a strange, but delicious, mix between a Brown Ale and an Imperial Stout.

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