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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4379) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
SanfordBrewer (1501) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2009
Cheers to Tony @ OTH for opening this one. Pours dark brown, off-white head. Aroma dark malts, intense roasted goodness, caramel. Flavor, amazingly easy to drink, lots of chocolate malts, roast, hints of hops bitterness, carbonation might have been a tad too high, nice bready/dough finish. This is tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2009
12 oz bottle. Smells pretty damn good, super caramelly, chocolatey with hints of coffee and vanilla. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue at the center with a thin white head that dissipates. Huge molasses and caramel notes in the flavor, caramelized and burnt sugars, roasted malts, burnt marshmallow, very creamy and smooth. Shockingly good! I did not have high expectations but this is a solid porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Poured into a tasting glass from the tap The appearance is a dark black with a brown head left a little film on the rim of the glass. The smell was a strong malt flavor, a little hint of a burnt flavor and a little caramel. A good smooth porter that was very warming going down. A great beer for a winter night or a cool spring or fall day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of roasted maly, raisins. Tastes watery and vegetal with some dark fruity hints on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3100) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2009
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with no date or lot code. The first thing I noticed was that the inside of the bottle cap was stamped with the names of a couple of streets in Providence, Rhode Island. This is probably some fun marketing thing. The pour is a drak brown with creamy beige head that lingers for the session. The aroma is mildly smoked but little else. Bold mouthfeel. The flavorr was also mildly smoked with some lingering hops. It reminded me of a watered down Guinness Stout. I have got to say that this was far more impressive than I expected. It was a bargain for under $6.00.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drmachata (7) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 28, 2009 does not count
The best thing I can say about Gansett’s Porter is that they brewed a Porter here in the Biggest Little! The dark brown pour offers promise of a robust drink, but the modest head begins to sober the drinker. Nose offered promise in the hints of chocolate roast, but the body was weak, with little character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Pours a dark brown color with a small brown head. Nose roasted, malty, sweet, vinous subtle notes. Initial taste cocoa, roasted malt, cream, and nuts. The flavor is very mild and subdued. The body is very light and watery. Mid palate to finish is mildy vinous. Definitely designed for a virgin porter drinker. Palate duration is average and head retention. Overall nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Nice try Narragansett! This would be a porter if it didn’t try to be so Flemish. Pours nice with a very dark brown tinge. It smells like it might be a well balanced malty brew. But the instance that it hits your pallet you realize that something is terribly wrong... Well maybe it’s not that bad, but someone ought to take the pickle juice out the bottle before distributing this interestingly sour attempt at a porter.

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