Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 21, 2017 hawker (17) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good basic porter. Lower alcohol content wont watee down the taste. Would drink again.
From Sept 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with nutbrown. Thanks Alan!
This pours a clear dark brown with reddish highlights. There's a good ~2 finger head of foam and there's some nice lacing.
The smell is a nice mix of roasted malt, chocolate and light coffee.
The taste is a rich roasted malt flavour with side notes of light coffee and some dark chocolate. This is pretty yummy!
Mouthfeel is light and the carbonation is on the low end of medium. Btw, the head retention is average but the lacing refuses to give up the battle. ;^)
Drinkability is *very* good and being only 5.5%abv helps. I'm having no problem emptying my glass and if I had another bottle, I'd tap that baby as well.
Bottom line: This is a *very* tasty and oh so enjoyable English Style Porter. I'm impressed with what Mayflower Brewing has done here.
Zilverenmaan (315) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2017
Aroma decent but shortlasting, taste much better: lots of creamy coffee, bitter, powdery cocoa. Some vanilla and anise. Finish a bit watery. Medium MF, carbonation maybe a little too lively. Not amazing but very tasty for such a low abv. 17Beer (448) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2017
12 oz canChocolate and malt smells. Pours very dark brown qwith tan head that dissipates and some pronounced lacing. Big round coffe and chalk tastes with some malt sweetness and a dry sour finish. Really well balanced. Low carbionation and an oily mouthfeel. Very good porter. kdoglol (3) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2017 does not count
This is surprisingly tasty. Very easy drinking porter that's not to heavy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DiarmaidBHK (6143) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Draft at the Foundry. Pours black with a khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Huge roasted malt and coffee notes on the nose. Lots of roasted malt on the tongue as well. Has a nice amount of bitterness on the finish. Lovely!
tomahawk29 (5) - - JUN 4, 2017 does not count
The initial taste is rather watery and then turns to an oaky bitterness, strong after taste. The smell reminds me of olives, it's pleasant.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ron (4258) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Can. Poured black with a thin light tan head. Nose is mellow light roast with vanilla and chocolate. Taste has a even amount of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasty finish. ctipping (2268) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep brown, not quite black. Smells of chocolate and nutty malts. Some coffee roast behind it. Tastes nicely roasty. Maybe a little oxidation (I found this in the back of my fridge... oops). Nutty brown malts with a coffee roast bitterness in the back end. Medium bodied, if that. Pretty light for a porter. Decent flavor and drinkable. Quick3Beers (1507) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2017
A brown from a bottle, somewhat burnt molasses smell and herbal schnapps notes in the mouth for some reason, like a coughdrop or jagermeister. Okay beer. john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2011 (Day 2), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2011 - Deep Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, coffee, chocolate, some smoke. Fruity; some dried fruits. Hoppy; spicy and grassy hops. Tasty. Very Drinkable. Nice Porter! (2011-08-03)