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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Aroma is earthy, light manure, roasted coffee. The appearance is deep brown, billowy tan head, if you didn’t know better you would think this is a Nitro can. The flavor is much more chocolate, honey (?), some rosted coffee, better than the aroma. Medium in body, a tad thin for a porter. The finish is light resiny hops, roasty. I wonder if the dry hopping isn’t producing the odd aroma. Not bad at all, though. Especially for the $1 I paid for it at Trader Joe’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Appearance: black with burnt browns and a khaki head. Swirls decent with some sticky lace and clumps of foam.
Nose: lightly roasted character with cocoa notes. Pumpernickel crackers. Dried prunes and dried black cherries, pits included.
Palate: clean roasted character rides the middle road. Burnt wood and some ash along with brittle dark cacao in the back. Prunes and black root in front and underneath; starts meaty then turns roasty.
Final Thoughts: not too shabby for Gansett. A good beach or fishing or lounging by the pool beer when you want something good that requires little thinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2011
16oz Can. Dark color with a super nutty-mocha aroma. This, combined with being a throwback new england beer, is more than enough for me. Fortunately, the taste is god as well - there’s enough body here (7% abv) to give this some heft. Do yourself a favor and try one, especially at about $2-3/tallboy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
16oz can, is this a nitro can? Great tan head and lacing, almost like a great nitro stout. Roasty aroma, a bit smoky. Taste is very bitter, not quite roasty like a porter but interesting, I’m not getting much of the usual porter flavors. This isn’t bad, but not great... for $5 for six 16oz cans. I’ll take it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5294) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2011
16oz can in a stem glass. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and little else. Strong roasted malt flavor with a little chocolate/smokiness. Thicker than normal texture. A decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2011
16 oz. can. Pours a dark brown, almost opaque, with a finger of brown head that sticks around for a while and laces a bit. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with a bit of an earthy undertone. Medium bodied, malty, a bit more chocolate on the palate with a light bitter finish. Pretty easy drinking given the aroma. Overall, flavorful and surprisingly solid. A good, straightforward, quality porter, and just about the best value you can find.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Draft. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Dry roasty aroma with a hint of dark chocolate. The flavor has roasted malts with a solid floral hop presence and a nice hoppy finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5781) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Location: Draft at RnH, 2/12/11

Aroma: The nose has a little chocolate, roasted malty notes, and light earthy hints
Appearance: The pour is a dark brown-black color with light brown head
Flavor: The taste is fairly malty, standard-to-dull porter flavors
Palate: The body is medium, mouthfeel was a touch on the watery side.
Overall Impression: My first rating from the smallest in the union! That’s a nice ticker note that is basically irrelevant. Ironically, I live much closer to the smallest state then the largest, but I have rated 217 of their beers before rating one for RI. I guess you could assume from that anecdote that state size does play a role in beer production and distribution. You could also assume that I like to include meaningless information in my beer ratings. Both of those assumptions seem fairly safe. Anywho, to me this was really just a very average porter. Not too much else to say, hence the state related rampling that happened above.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Aromatic, roast and cocoa nose. Fair can, deep, dark brew with a stiff, milkshake-consistency, tan cascading head. Sweet, milky, cocoa, medium-light bittering. Surprisingly good, the palate displayed the only notable faults - goes a bit flat and the aftertaste has some faint sulphur notes and an earthy-grassiness. Drinkable, and better than its lighter Narragansett kin. New Leaf Market.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BavariaYeti (14) - Wiesenbronn, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2010
Pint can purchased locally in RI. The first thing that I noticed, is that it pours an apealing dark chestnut color and it has a beautiful head...a pretty beer. I think it was a nice mix of malt and hop....it had a nice chocolatey taste, as well as nice, and fairly direct pine accent. I think I found it hoppier than some of the other reviewers. The only less than impressive point was the mouthfeel. I just didn’t get much. Overall, a lovely interpretation of the style. I’m glad that Gansett is back...almost at least...we need a brewery back in RI!

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