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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.


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,

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!

4
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3668) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Can. Pours a very dark brown color with a light tan head. Nose has a slight coffee note to it, and the taste has some nice smooth roasting notes. It’s a great brew...

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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (397) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1889) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2013
This porter is clear but nearly black and nearly opaque, with a long lasting tan head. Excellent lacing. Aroma: lightly fruity with the expected medium and dark malts. Taste: wow! this has a lot of flavor, and very good flavor. Lightly sweet, with plenty of medium and dark roasted malts. O: very surpised at the quality and ’size’ of this beer. Very nice porter; recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9115) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Can. Nice roasted malt, plums, chocolate, toasted dark bread. I think this is quite a good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Had on draft this weekend at an R&B festival. Dark brown with a coffee colored, fast disappearing head. A little coffee in the flavor, almost a little sour taste to it as well. A little bit of a hop bite at the end but not much. Overall, pretty good. Not as sweet as some but good nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2316) - 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!


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