Beerathon (1159) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich coffee and chocolate notes. Nice creamy dark tan head. Good lacing. This is a "need to have" porter.
anthony850 (251) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap , smooth with a rich chocolate and coffee taste
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jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
drmachata (7) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 10, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Pours dark brown with modest tan head. Roasted malty nut aroma with toffee overtone. Medium body is velvety; finishes with a hint of smoke. A classic porter.
johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark brown with beautiful ruby highlights and a creamy off white head that dissipates but never really goes away. Smells of chocolate and roast Yum! Tastes of chocolate, roast, and a bit of hop bite with a lingering roast in the finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, medium body, light but ample carbonation. Great porter! Smooth and silky and chocolaty. Must try more Mayflower.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a pint at American Craft in Brookline. You know I was not expecting a lot from this since it seemed to be one of the more straight forward beers on the menu at the restaurant but that is exactly why it is so good. A black beer with a thin head, the smell of roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of coffee. I know those are so common of descriptors for a porter but the amazing thing is that they were all there and balanced. The taste was a slight sweetness but with a full bitter malt body that went down easy and made me continue to want more. A great example of what is a straight forward wonderful style of beer.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
such an easy porter to drink, sometimes the palate can be a little rough with porters, but the hops are just enough to ease the malts to not be cloying.
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Largiari. Dark red pour. Very dark but has reddish notes through the light. This porter smells amazing. Lovely sweet chocolate with coffee roast. Very nice. Taste is upfront bitter roast. Some dark chocolate feeds it also. I like this a lot.
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours near-black with a medium brown head. Aroma of roast malts, coffee and a little chocolate. Flavor is roasty with coffee and dark chocolate being the dominant flavors. Very smooth, one of the best porters I’ve had.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is almost black in color with a fairly fluffy tan head on top.
S: The nose is a wonderful mix of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. There might be some hints of vanilla and a touch of sweetness as well.
T: The flavor is absolutely wonderful. The roasted malt flavors are subtle and allow the coffee and chocolate to stand out. There is once again a slight bit of vanilla which just adds a perfect amount of sweetness.
M: the body is medium with a great creamy carbonation and a smooth body overall.
D: This is just a fantastic beer. I was thoroughly impressed by this and would have no problem opening another one of these.