RateBeer
overall
45
21
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big and malty flavor from aromatic dark roasted grains balanced by a subtle hint of hops. Deep color and rich caramel flavor … perfect for cold winter nights.
Formerly JW Dundee’s Porter.
18°


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
The pour produces a one inch thick foamy head. It has a light tan color and very good retention. It fades very slowly and makes some cool, slick lacing as it makes its way down the glass. The body has a very dark brown color that is nearly opaque with dark, deep crimson highlights. The aroma is rather light and has some light roasted malt notes with some leafy hops and a hint of sweet caramel. Its flavor has solid base of sweet roasted malt with dark caramel and light coffee notes. Hop flavor is modestly balanced and has a nice leafy tone with a very slight metallic touch creeping in as well. The finish has a quick flash of roasted flavor before quickly fading off the tongue. The palate has a solid medium body and a slick smooth texture with well balanced carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (542) - - JUN 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-20-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a one finger tan head. The head fades fast to give only a very small amount of lacing. Smell – Sweeter toffee and caramel as well as aromas of dark bread and a light roasted malt are present mingling producing a nice sweet bready aroma. Taste – A dryer dark bready flavor with hints of a very light sweetness are upfront. As the flavor advances it bitters more as some roasted flavors of a light coffee and burnt toast become present. These flavors last to the end where they leave a bitter roasted flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is very average in thickness with a slightly lower level of carbonation. The body is a little lighter then desired as a thicker body would allow all the roasted flavors to really be tasted. Overall - A little on the dry side without much variety in the flavor profile. One I would likely not go back to again and again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1633) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Into a pint glass, I poured this. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipates at a decent pace. There was no lacing observed anywhere on the sides of the glass. The smell had some light dark roasted chocolates pervading through a rich bitter coffee aroma. The taste was basically the same with no aftertaste and a quick dry coffee-like finish. On the palate, it sat a diligent medium on the body. There was a complete assurance on my part how this beer just stayed the same all the way through. I liked that. Sessionability - hmmm....well, perhaps, I could sense that there was a decent sessionable quality to this beer. The carbonation seemed fitting for the style and there was nothing obscure to me. Overall, this is not a bad American Porter, perhaps not one to really go nuts about, but worthy of throwing back if one ever sees it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (1493) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is slight roast. Flavor is slightly sweet and some roast. Slight bitterness on the finish. Drinkable beer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
indyqboy (1) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
Enjoyed, not the greatest beer, but it’s reasonable for what it is attempting to be.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lukedarock (142) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
This is a porter that looks ok but once you take a closer look it doesnt add up too anything special, not something I will look for ok watered down flavors not a true porter

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TATE (285) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a thin tan head. Chocolate aroma. Caramel and chocolate flavor up front finishing a bit thin. There are a lot of better and more complex porters but this ones okay and pretty easy to drink. I’ve had some pretty bad ones from Dundee so I’d say this is probably the best one from them I’ve had.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Roasty chocolate malt aroma. Clear chestnut with a small beige head. Charred malt, nutty, light chocolate flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerdedDave (265) - - JAN 12, 2014
reddish-brown color; sweet, roasted malt aroma; roasted malt flavor; slightly sweet; medium-bodied

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (5978) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Great looking pour - deep mahogany with a soapy head. Nice little roast and toffee nose, but a hint of sour in there. Taste is unintended sour, and somewhat bitter and drying. Not great.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 32


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50