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, 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! 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! maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, 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... 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
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.
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.
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.
rjplumer (1152) - 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. chinchill (5226) - 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. daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Can. Nice roasted malt, plums, chocolate, toasted dark bread. I think this is quite a good porter. 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. redlight (2318) - 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!