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! jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
@Rudolph Throwdown-thanks to Blazer06-16oz can-pours a foamy light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate. Taste is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, nutty spice/earthy hops. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Can... Vero Beach “GET YOUR RUDOLPH ON” Throwdown… Dark brown ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The aromatics focus on mocha and minerals. Medium-bodied with meek carbonation. The flavor is bitter and nutty… but mostly just bitter. Finishes roasty, bitter and bone-dry. Can courtesy of Blazer06! drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Poured dark with fluffy head that faded real quick smelled of chocolate and toasted marshmallows tasted thin and of roasted malts decent PorterPounder (7971) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 16 oz can. Pours a dark coal black with a sticky off-white head that leave a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is somewhat neutral with a very brief hint of fresh lake water. Flavor has a nice working man porter essence to it. Hints of black earth, just a touch of coffee, some smoky notes and a faint whisper of chocolate. Mouthfeel is a tad thin, but not watery by any means. A bargain at $7.99 for a sixer of tall boys - may need to stock the fridge!
drowland (8766) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
12/14/10. 16oz can. Solid brown pour with reds under a thick, fluffy brown head that lasts foreeeever. Very light chocolate aroma with plenty of metal. Slick chocolate flavor with a hint of hop and lotsa metal. Drinkable, but otherwise, mehhhh. For the price... this brewery can’t be beat. rjplumer (1098) - 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. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2010
16 oz. can. Back when I was first getting into beer in the ’70’s and was exploring different styles, Narragansett porter was a beer that wasn’t available on Long Island that I sought out any time I visited New England. I was very happy to see that it has been brought back! Pours dark brown, not quite black, with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. The flavor is less robust than the aroma with the same roasted malt, chocolate, and to a lesser extend, caramel. Mild bitterness at the finish. Perhaps a tad light in body, but otherwise this is a very solid porter. 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, crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2010
A total drain poor. Probably a bad or old bottle. Still had some redeeming qualities to it. Particularly the appearance, a nice brown body and tan head some lace apparent from what little i sampled. Aroma had a nice nuttiness to it. Flavor was mostly sour. Other raters said the same thing. Probably A QC issue, sorry boys.