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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
One hundred years after the Mayflower landed at Plymouth, a new beer style emerged in England. Taking its cues from “Three Threads”, a bartender’s blend of three distinct ales, Porter became the beer of choice for 18th-century Londoners. Mayflower Porter embraces this history. This complex brew is smooth and full-flavored with notes of roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate that will warm the palate all year long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4823) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Pours light ebony into an English pint. Mocha head recedes to skim surface. Smoked chocolate aromas. Smooth with chocolate and dark caramel upfront and a lasting lightly tangy sweet smoke finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Poured a black color with a chocolate milk colored head which vanished almost instantly. Thin on the palate with quite a bit of carbonation. The flavors of roasted nuts, cocoa and a slight bitterness are noted. A pretty good porter, but nothing really out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2008
GBBF, Trade Day, 2008 Gravity cask. Flavours all over the place converging on a hot point. Some plastic burn. Thin mouthfeel. Not impressed. Vague stout notes, but nothing decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, burnt, smoke - peat. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (050808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Courtesy of fishingnet. Pours a gorgeous deep garnet with thin tan head. The aroma is mild with notes of roasted to more dark roasted malts, a bit of fruity esters, some earthiness and a hint of smoke and oxidation. The taste has a bigger carbonation bite than I was expecting bringing up roasted to nearly burnt malts to start. It then gets mildly earthy for a moment or two. Nice offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rcweir (139) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2008
From cask. Midnight black with thin, tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts, flavor alsocofee, toast with bitter finish. Low carbonation, medium/light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
Cask, GBBF 08. Dark brown with a small head. Aromas are molasses and berries with chocolate and some smoky, earthy roast notes. Flavours are sweet molasses with soy sauce. Slightly salty with chocolate and coffee malts. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF.
Almost black brown with a thin tan film. Dry and roasted, good malt and chocolate and bitter coffee notes. All the boxes are ticked, it just fails to excel. Decent, not amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2008
12oz bottle from a wine store less than a mile from the brewery. Pours dark brown, almost black with a chocolate milk head that has only traces of lacing and is relatively short lived. The aroma is overwhelmingly malty with a touch of smoke. Solid body with only the slightest hint of carbonation. Very enjoyable. Malty with a hint of dark chocolate minus the bitter finish. The finish was long and subtly sweet. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1691) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear cola like brown with red edges. Small tan head and no lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate notes. Palate is smooth, but a bit on the dry side. Beer has good body to it. Flavor is dry chocolate and coffee as well as malts and a hint of hops with a slightly bitter finish. This is a good sessionable porter. I found this at Julio’s Liquors and was told this company had recently begun bottling their beers.

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