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Black Raven Gunpowder Plot Porter

Black Raven Brewing Company
Redmond, WA, United States of America


Vital Statistics

Type: Porter
Release: Limited Rotating (vintaged)
ABV: 7.8%
Bitterness: 38 IBU

From the brewer

This oak barrel aged porter celebrates an attempted insidious plot executed by Guy Fawkes & his band of anti-heroes on November 5th, 1605 with an explosion of bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. This beer pairs well with Bangers, treacle toffee or burning your Guy Fawkes on a bon-fire. Cheers, enjoy some fireworks in a glass. Released annually on November 5th.

Average Scores

Overall: 77 (logged 21 times)
Nitro Draft: 78 (logged 16 times)
Bottle: 79 (logged 2 times)
Draft: 67 (logged 3 times)

Who's been drinking this

2017 release
Better than I remember from past releases. Still not much of the barrel spirit present, if at all, but a fine roast stout with coffee notes, enough to counteract the nitro blandness and produce some solid flavor.
unknown release
Nitro Draft at Malt & Vine, Redmond
2015 release
Very smooth with strong and dry roasted coffee flavors.
unknown release
This seems very different every year. This one was a lot like a sweet, dessert coffee drink, with just a bit of sourness. Still no real obvious barrel character in evidence.
unknown release
Oak, vanilla, buttery caramel and molasses flavors. It's very sweet and a little bit boozy. Feels more like a barrel aged quad than a porter. Maybe a little bit too sweet.
2013 release
Nitro Draft at Malt & Vine, Redmond
2013 release
Nitro Draft at Malt & Vine, Redmond
unknown release
unknown release
2013 release
Nitro Draft at Malt & Vine, Redmond
2013 release
Mmm. Smooth and tasty. A bit of tang and has a clean finish.
Nitro Draft at Malt & Vine, Redmond
2013 release
For whatever reason, this was better the second time. Well integrated with a kind of lactic-acid super-creaminess reminiscent of sour cream. Which I mean in a good way.
2013 release
Smells great, coffee and bourbon. Taste is thinner and drier, with that nitro chemical quality that I don't like, but with nice woody and chocolate character.