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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Poured dark with fluffy head that faded real quick smelled of chocolate and toasted marshmallows tasted thin and of roasted malts decent

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 16 oz can. Pours a dark coal black with a sticky off-white head that leave a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is somewhat neutral with a very brief hint of fresh lake water. Flavor has a nice working man porter essence to it. Hints of black earth, just a touch of coffee, some smoky notes and a faint whisper of chocolate. Mouthfeel is a tad thin, but not watery by any means. A bargain at $7.99 for a sixer of tall boys - may need to stock the fridge!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
12/14/10. 16oz can. Solid brown pour with reds under a thick, fluffy brown head that lasts foreeeever. Very light chocolate aroma with plenty of metal. Slick chocolate flavor with a hint of hop and lotsa metal. Drinkable, but otherwise, mehhhh. For the price... this brewery can’t be beat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (373) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 This has a very rich malty aroma from the start. Has a rich and smoky colored foamy head which last for quite some time. Has a hint of chocolate and smokiness that gets your attention at the start. It almost reminds me of a liqueur of sort as you can almost taste the alcohol in it. I enjoyed it very much. Update Nov. 28, 2011 - Maybe has a touch more sweet hops in the finish. I don’t sense the alcohol any more. Still very enjoyable if not more so.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2010
16 oz. can. Back when I was first getting into beer in the ’70’s and was exploring different styles, Narragansett porter was a beer that wasn’t available on Long Island that I sought out any time I visited New England. I was very happy to see that it has been brought back! Pours dark brown, not quite black, with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. The flavor is less robust than the aroma with the same roasted malt, chocolate, and to a lesser extend, caramel. Mild bitterness at the finish. Perhaps a tad light in body, but otherwise this is a very solid porter.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2010
caramel, coffee, roasty, leather, smoke, woody, black, red, tan foam, medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish,

1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
crazyvin (1896) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2010
A total drain poor. Probably a bad or old bottle. Still had some redeeming qualities to it. Particularly the appearance, a nice brown body and tan head some lace apparent from what little i sampled. Aroma had a nice nuttiness to it. Flavor was mostly sour. Other raters said the same thing. Probably A QC issue, sorry boys.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2010
12oz bottle. I fully expected not to like this based on my memories of the original Narragansett beer/swill that has been gone for close to 30 years now (damn I’m getting old). But this ain’t bad at all. In fact it has a real strong character all it’s own that makes it actually stand out from alot of the other porters out there. I found it to be sweet with a smoky after taste that also carried flavors of licorice, root beer and raisins plus maybe vanilla? Lots going on here. Will require further study.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 The aroma is not completely to my liking but not bad. It is metallic and a bit dusty with both chocolate and coffee. There is also a bit of root beer in it. The appearance is brown with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with the metallic part in the finish. The palate is well carbonated. Overall a pretty average porter with a unique aroma.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2010
(br-btl cm-lbl,12oz, at Redlight Redlight in Orlando FL)

opq-bk, thin-lasting-cm-head, med-co2, med-body.

aroma: chicken-coop(bad) funky-chclt.

flavor: ^chicken-coop, §chclt-§astringent-§charred-malt, almost enough characterless hop bitterness to balance, nasty coop flavor throughout.

maybe bad bottle, there seems to be a dichotomy among ratings and descriptions of this beer, so maybe they have a great porter but poor bottling sanitation.


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