Formerly brewed at Sebago Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Gorham, Maine USA


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Formerly a seasonal and known as Sebago Retro Porter.
Midnight Porter is a blend of Old World style and New World flavor. This beer is based on the traditional English style that was designed to be lighter than a stout and more drinkable at any time of day. It was popular among the laborers of the early 1800s and derives its name from this group of people. It is a lucious deep ruby red beer with a dry smooth body. Midnight Porter is brewed with all-American ingredients. Caramel malts give this ale body and Black patent and chocolate malts provide its rich, chocolate-like flavor and ruby hue. This beer is darker and has a more roasted flavor than the Boat House Brown; yet it is not as full bodied, or quite as bitter, as the Lake Trout Stout. This ale is hopped with domestically grown Northern Brewer hops and finished with Pacific Northwest varieties Willamette and Mt. Hood. This porter is not very strong in either hop flavor or aroma. Midnight Porter is great with heavier fare, grilled entrees and chocolate.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 19, 2013
The porter is a good beer with a dark brown color. On draft, this beer pours nice with a decent head and pretty good aroma. It is not one of my favorites that they have, as the malt flavor does not match the stout and the hoppiness is better in the red. It is a good one to sample, but not a regular choice of mine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (471) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
A light stout with carmel and hints of chocolate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Im thinking they should have stuck with the original name. "Midnight", I guess, in the right light. From the angle that Im looking at it right now: well, lets just say you can see the high-end caramel malts reddish contribution to the color, making me agree slightly with the brewers "deep ruby red" description. It looks thin, with a fine, foamy medium brown head and nice retention. The nose is soft, predominantly of vanilla and roasted malts. It smells traditional. In the mouth, you can tell that some heavily charred malts are present, and seem well-balanced with the expected chocolate and roasted characteristics (chocolate seeming more dominant). Its not as thin in the mouth as it looks, is creamier than I expected, which hands the chocolate and roasted/toasted malts over to a finish of bitterness - harsh, at times. It finishes well for the most part, but I just cant get over how full and creamy this is. I normally complain about how thin some porters are and wish they had more body (without venturing into stout territory), but now that I get a porter with the body I want I realize how less likely I am, as the brewer explains the style, to drink it "at any time of day". It seems a little too much like a sweet stout to me, yet still has a thinness to it that would make me question its stoutiness. Ill agree with myself that this is somewhere between a porter and a stout and be done with this silliness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kshlava (56) - - JUN 26, 2013
As the beer became warmer the aroma and up front taste became better. The after taste is a little acidic with a smoke flavor. Other tastes include molasses, cola, and chemicals. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Draft from Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford, CT. Classic and solid porter to be proud of. Smooth and silky, but not too intense in its body. Hop character with hints of cigar, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23314) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Draft in Scarborough Fair. Very dark maroon color, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of sweet coffee grounds. Taste is roasty with some dark fruit and cocoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (4706) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2013
It pours pitch black and gives the same color body. The head is pretty small and leaves within a couple seconds. The lacing is spotty but gives a bit of a smeared look as it runs down the glass. The smell is malty along with some burnt coffee. The taste is the same maltiness along with the burnt coffee, and it gives a slight bitter taste as well. The palate has low carbonation and feels smooth over the tongue, slightly creamy. Overall, Id have this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5379) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2012
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours deep brown with a fluffy, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel malts with a little toastiness and some floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6849) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2012
Draft @ brewpub in Portland, ME. Deep brown with a nice tan head that coated the glass with lace. Light roasted malt and barley nose. The taste is slightly above average. The typical roasted malt, barley with a light chocolate hint. Finish does linger a bit. Its a nice porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3295) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2012
From the 12 fluid ounce bottle stamped 12/26/11. It pours chestnut brown with feint reddish hues, but mainly brown, along with a moderate, short-lived tan head. The aroma is full of dark malts and little in the way of hops, the way a traditional Porter should be in my opinion. The body is full and satisfying. The taste begins roasty and ends moderately bitter with a lingering effect. I liked it.

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