kdoglol (2) - - JUL 29, 2017 does not count koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: a shiny ruby brown body kind of on the syrupy side with an off white head that has some retention and lacing. The body is quite attractive in my opinion.
Smell: Rich coffee notes that aren’t bitter or abrasive. More like a cappuccino than an espresso. Nice amount of roasted malt but again not overpowering.
Taste: Same as the nose. Extremely well balanced and smooth flavor. Slightly sweet.
Mouthfeel: Much more lush and creamy than I was expecting after seeing the syrupy pour. The mouthfeel surprisingly gets closer to the watery side of the spectrum than it does to the thick and heavy side.
Drinkability: Much better than expected.
If you are looking for something more aggressive I recommend the Olfabrikken Porter from Denmark. This Mayflower Porter is a bit more of a sessionable porter with tamer flavors. I recommend it when you are in the mood for a smooth porter.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-29-2008
This is surprisingly tasty. Very easy drinking porter that's not to heavy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DiarmaidBHK (5715) - 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 (4110) - 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 (2202) - 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 (1360) - 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 (3331) - 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)
WillRunForBeer (2735) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2016
12oz can shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks, TJ! Pours coca-cola brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, light roast. Flavor is caramel, brown bread, light roast. Chalumeaux (1660) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Poured from can 10/12/16 brown cola with a tan frothy head. Aromas of toasted malt coffee chocolate and fruit. Taste follows chocolate dark fruit toast and grain. Medium mouth feel. snoworsummer (5961) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2016
From a can. Pours dark brown with a bubbly, frothy tan head. Tastes like chocolate malt, earthy, woody, syrup, and light booze. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate, light booze, syrup, earthy, and woody.