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RATINGS: 379   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 itd be pretty good washing down a sausage omelet at breakfast too.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, - MAY 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2013 Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends - Thanks Sren. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted. Citrus notes. Coffee. Chocolate. Cocoa. Ok bitterness. Nice fresh hoppy. Light metallic. Nice.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pilsnertest (140) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2016
2016-10-07 Sample from bottle @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival. Taste of caramel, toast bread and fudge. Very balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (2872) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1502) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4307) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1100) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2016

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

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

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

Overall:
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2596) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2016
Botella 66 cl en el Lupulo 19..10..2016. (r374). Sin lote ni fecha legibles. Color oscuro turbio con espuma beige Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados ligeramente carbonizados con toques de caf abundantes y ligeros toques de cacao. Final amargo seco y duradero. Cuerpo medio con 8.5 vol que se dejan notar desde el principio. Buena.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8165) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Almost black with a tan head. Quite smooth with chocolate, cofffee, some hops and cocoa. The body was almost full and the finish was medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3042) - SPAIN - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle 65cl @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (2389) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 18, 2016
Botella @El Lpulo Feroz, Oviedo 16/09/2016. Color marron oscuro, sabor chocolate, malta, notas cafe, cuerpo medio.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (201) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
This is a nice beer-a-lization of a your standard "coffee chocolate" in a box of a [not cheap] chocolates. There is more a cocoa nib than a chocolate vibe, and the coffee is probably more of the hot filtered [big American-style] jug type. You could say its super-smooth (in a hazelnutty way) and the alcohol is hidden well for 8.5%; you could say its slightly under-powered.


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