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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Roll out the Barrel: 7% Alcohol by Volume and 22 IBUs. This American-style porter has robust malt flavor with a slight hop character. Available in the Winter Season on tap and in 16oz cans. Quality Supreme: Porter is crafted in small batches at Trinity Brew House in Providence, RI and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT under the supervision of Brewmaster Sean Larkin. It is brewed with summit hops, black malt, pale malt, roasted barley and ale yeast, and then dry hopped with Amarillo hops. Taste & Enjoy: Gansett Porter offers an extremely approachable craft experience that, unlike many of the other porters on the market, is not overly smoky or bitter. The Narragansett Porter has a deliciously mild chocolate flavor with just a hint of smokiness and hops to balance out the finish. The History: The Porter has been a part of the Narragansett Brewing Company’s lineup for decades, dating back to the 1916 (often found under the name “Narragansett Dark” in bars). Though it was beloved in the Portuguese fishing communities of Fall River and New Bedford, MA, Falstaff decided to abandon it in the ’70s because it was not a true porter. Now it is back and better than ever. As a tribute to the old “Gansett Dark,” today’s Narragansett Porter is milder and more refreshing than most, yet it is a true porter with greater flavor and complexity than its predecessor.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Can courtesy of AirForceHops. Light chocolate and roasty malt aroma. Black brown with a huge thick creamy tan head. Roasty chocolate malt flavor with a light roasty bitter finish. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (642) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2013
16 ounce can. Pours a dark brown color topped by a big rocky tan head. Faint roasted malt aroma with a touch of baked bread and toffee. Roasted malt flavor has a distinctive bitter character, much like unsweetened baker’s chocolate. There are nuances of cocoa, charcoal and mild smokiness here, but the underlying bitterness stays with this porter from start to finish. A nice balance of malt and hops that make this a tasty American-style porter. At $8 for six 16 ounce cans this is a great value as well!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Always excited to see this one return to my local shop. Grabbed a sixer and was on my way. Drank the first 5 over the last week and saved the last one for a proper review. Poured into a pint glass, and this one pours beautifully. A deep dark black with a bit of light on the edges. Perfect 1-inch mocha head on top that retained perfectly throughout the drink. After each sip, a sticky ring of lace stuck to the glass. I had to take a picture when all was said and done as I’ve never seen such perfect lace rings on my glass. A rare perfect 5 for this one. The aroma is of chocolate powder, dry grainy bread, a little alcohol. Sweet dark fruit aroma noted as well. The body is a little hefty, but still slick enough for my liking to sip straight from the can. Not too filling. Chocolate flavors abound, semi-sweet and rich. Dry cardboard like flavor, husk, a tiny bit of ethanol noted as well. Good roasted character on this one. Light char on the finish. All-in-all, this is a great Porter, and one of the best from a can, no doubt!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2217) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Canned. Poured a dark brown mesium head. Faint malt aroma. Chocolates, light yeast, malts. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3349) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
The bodega next door, six-pack of cans: Pours is dark brown with a Guinness coloured head. Aroma is mediocre chocolate, with some chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is slightly bitter, and, as another person has noted, there is kind of a bitter chalky taste. It is pretty smooth and easy drinking and has a hefty dosage of booze, so that is dank fo sho.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (756) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 26, 2013
Can. Dark brown color, light tan spongy head with good retention, slightly flat coffee taste, long finish. Little bit watery for a porter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Tall boy can poured into glass. Didn’t really care this one for one main reason: It was just too hoppy all around. Not that I don’t enjoy hops its just that for this particular style I expected a creamy maltness instead. The over hopping here just ruined the experience for me.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Can. And, in fact, drinking from the can, I couldn’tvreally tell what color it was. Dark, probably. It also had an aroma, I’m sure. Taste was kind of a dull chocolate milk and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skullface1818 (2) - - JAN 2, 2013 does not count
A: the darker side of dark brown, with only the bottom of the glass showing a dark amber colors. On top of this inviting clear dark brown color, is a thick quick appearing head. I love the way this brew looks S: IT smells of light chocolate, medium caramel, and light fruity esters (a bit of green apple and pear). no real hop aroma, which is quite odd really. It is a nice smell, but it does get a bit abrasive on the nose after some time 3.5/5 Taste: this one is conflicting, because this is something I shouldn’t like very much, but do. This is actually a rather bitter porter, and I’ve had bitter porters like this one and haven’t liked them before, however this one works rather well Maybe its because it starts off with a sweet, lighter chocolate and roaster flavor, and finished off with harsher bittering flavors, with a bit of dark chocolate on the distant part of the after taste. It is surprisingly drinkable porter for its bitterness It also covers up its alcohol very well. 4.5/5 mouthfeel: wattery and astringent on the tongue, with a powdery feeling on the after taste (like freshly grinded coffee) overall: not a bad porter, tho youvcan defiently do better than it. but that’s not the point for the price, booz, quality, and size of this can, it is really a good deal, and a excellent thing to go for if your looking for something different. you could get through a whole party on just two-3 of these A defient 4/5 from me. I might have this again, might not. Its tricky depends on the cash. but defiently worth a first try. It wont dissipoint you, not for its price that’s for sure and if all else fails it will get you drunk, and beats a can of 4 loco or a bud light. Cheers

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2141) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours a deep umber color with a finger of sudsy foam...on the nose its roasted chocolate and a little dose tobacco. The palate is rich and bubbly with a nice balance of roasted notes and chocolate. Nothing too exciting but a reasonable can of beer.


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