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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
16oz. Can: Aroma of malt, chocolate, lactose, butter, and diacetyl. Poured dark brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of chocolate, malt, lactose, slight roasting, and a hint of butter. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, chocolate finish. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2011
pounder from psprings 3/21/11. a hair darker than typical with a spongy light brown head. aroma is milky sour, roast, molasses and a little smokey. weird flavor is a watered down version of the aroma mixed with faded bitter hops, spice and charcoal. thin bodied with a sharp mouth feel and quenching quaffability... if it tasted good. 5/4/5/2/12

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
16 oz. can. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, hops, and a bit of smoke. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, hops, and caramel. This is quite good, much better than I expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobaidan (516) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Pours dark brown with a medium head of brown bubbles. Aroma is toffee and a hint of coffee. Thinner in body than expected with a good amount of carbonation. Flavor is mild with some traditional dark malty flavors coming through and just a touch of hop bitterness. Not really an exceptional beer, but easy enough to drink.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (5094) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
16 oz can. Pours a clear dark brown body with a nice frothy dark brown head that had really nice retention. The nose is slight chocolate malt with some touches of roast, maybe a touch of light hops. A little bit of dry grainy malt as well. The flavor is pretty unpleasant however. Thin, slightly burnt tasting, a good bit of husky grain, minimal bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with fizzy carbonation. This tastes a bit more like a Malt liquor with some coloring thrown in than a true Porter. Glad I only picked up a single of this guy. Their summer beer wasn’t nearly as bad as this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2011
This beer pours a dark coke color with a tan head. It has weak head retention. Despite being from Narragansett, this porter is great. It’s hugely drinkable and has a decent palate with great body and mouth feel. Lots of bang for your buck on this one!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Cold 16oz can: Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a medium sized, creamy tan head that leaves lacing. Aroma is of smokey malts and chocolate with some molasses. Taste is of smokey malts well blended with subtle, grassy hops. Medium bodied and smooth, with ample carbonation. Ending is of coffee with caramel and maple notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Can: Pours a dark clear ruby with a medium tan head, aroma has faint chocolate and toast, starts and ends lightly bitter with a roasted aftertaste, medium bodied, slick mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 15, 2011
16oz Can, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Robust brown malt aroma. Clean. Flavors are interesting. Much cleaner and purer than I expected, with a solid, but seemingly German dark malt character. Almost a little bit like Sinamar. Sometimes the dark malt flavor edges towards maple syrup or fake hazelnut syrup, but then sometimes it’s delightfully nutty, caramelized and brown. A little sticky on the palate for me. Probably the best showing from ’Gansett.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - OCT 23, 2011
Dark beer with a creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, light vanilla, light molasses. Medium smooth body. Lightly roasted malts, a bit of cocoa, some vanilla notes, earthy hops. A nice and straight forward porter. Good stuff.


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