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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One hundred years after the Mayflower landed at Plymouth, a new beer style emerged in England. Taking its cues from Three Threads, a bartenders blend of three distinct ales, Porter became the beer of choice for 18th-century Londoners. Mayflower Porter embraces this history. This complex brew is smooth and full-flavored with notes of roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate that will warm the palate all year long.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (1184) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Tap. Very dark brown, tan head, faint roasty nose. Burnt roast flavor, mild malt profile. Decent flavor for more robust traditioanal porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
migwell (292) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2015
What is the difference between porter and stout? Ive been asking knowledgeable friends and getting fairly unconvincing and unsatisfactory answers. Stout, for so many years, to me was defined by Guinness and Murphys, two low ABV, smooth, nitro brews or San Smiths admirable Oatmeal and Imperial... very dark and with minimal hops. Porter was represented by such things as Narraganset Porter and other mainline American brewers attempts at a darker brew. But, with the craft beer revolution in full swing, stouts, and in particular Imperial Stouts, have headed toward higher ABV, often very high. And the adjuncts! Coffee is black, throw some in! Chocolate is black, throw that in as well. I dont dig it. But heres a porter from Mayflower (did the Pilgrims have casks of ale onboard?). Oddly enough, it has that same dark chocolate and coffee grounds flavoring and bitter finish so popular in many Imperial stouts. The ABV is reasonable for a porter, and the flavor is not so overwhelming that I reach for a glass of water between sips. I rate this as pretty good, but prefer a milder, adjunct free dark brew, call it porter or stout or whatever.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4569) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
Black colour, white head. Aroma of chocolate. Sweet flavour, chocolate and caramel. Sweet chocolate finish.
(from draught @ GBBF 14, London)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark almost black pour with a mocha head. Coffee, chocolate, roast. Good carbonation. Medium body with smooth coffee bitterness and sweetness. Good

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (851) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Opaque. Full body, intense flavor, rather flat mouthfeel, weak middle, low carbonation and heat, fading flavor in finish. Bitter, off dry, low acidity. Intense coffee flavor, not much more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (900) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Tap @ Tavern Road in Beantown. Pours dark chestnut or even mahogany brown, tiny tan head. Miniature English pint glass. Nose has a load of tree nuts and a bit of vanilla bean. Palate is more resiny with a little bit of chalk, but a full enough body that its still presented well. Dead grass on the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnokk (511) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2015
APPEARANCE - dark black. White head. FLAVOR - deep and rich, with good coffee notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1107) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of smokiness. Taste is slightly bitter. Full body, smooth and creamy. Nice porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3655) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
Chocolate aroma; black coffee color; rich dark chocolate, smooth coffee, roasted malt, and a touch of smoke; medium full body, smooth; rich and flavorful considering the lower alcohol. Delicious porter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfontana (854) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from Epsom Circle Market in Epsom, NH. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate, hints of burnt toast and alcohol. Appearance is dark--mainly black but dark red amber when backlit. Small tan head on pour but dissipates fairly quickly except at edges. Taste is mild up front but moderately bitter with coffee overtones in the middle and mild chocolatey sweetness toward the end and coffee bitterness at the finish, which is long. Palate is just shy of medium bodied--a little lighter than expected and a little more carbonated than expected, with mild-to-moderate creaminess. Overall, there is a lot going on here from start to finish on many different levels. It doesnt hit a home run on all of them but is well above average and would definitely have again and would recommend.


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