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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3900) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe goblet produces a two finger thick, light brown colored head. The beer is quite dark with an almost black color, it shows a brilliantly clear, deep, dark ruby color I held up directly to my desk lamp. The aroma has a nice dark grain character to it with aromas of chocolate, toasted bread crust, browned saltine crackers and burnt grain. The aroma is very malt focused, and pretty smooth for all of its roast grain focus.

Lightly sweet tasting, the beer quickly picks up some dryness from the roast grain flavors. The beer finishes with a burnt grain bitterness, a touch of roasted astringency, some light acidity as well as a touch of roasted vegetal notes, this last is pretty faint thankfully. This has a nice, rich, dark malt character to it that provides a complex sweetness to this brew. The beer is fairly light bodied, which definitely makes this easy to drink, though some of the sharper, roast & acid notes can get in the way of this at times. The sweetness found here evokes thoughts of lightly burnt caramel, perhaps a touch of dark chocolate and some notes reminiscent of lightly roasted coffee beans sweetened with lactose.

Not overly complex, but it does play the dark malt note pretty well. There is not much in the way of hop or fermentation character here, which is definitely ok by me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4881) - 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.

2.8
   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.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5417) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8916) - 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.

3.4
   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.

4.2
   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.


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