Portsmouth Brewery Reviews




puboflyons
4.5
Portsmouth Royal Impy Stout
From the 2017 bottle batch released on February 25, 2017. It pours jet black with a small, tan head that lingers momentarily and then fades to a ring leaving lacing on the edge of the glass. The aroma is big on Hersheyís Dark Chocolate, roasted malts, house yeast, oak, raisins, molasses and no alcohol for 11.1%. Bold body. Chewy. The taste is a lot sweeter than other Imperial Stouts that I have had and the chocolate is up front and center. The bitterness is mild to moderate and like the aroma the alcohol is nicely integrated into the experience. In other words, not noticeable until you have finished the bottle - then your head notices.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.9
Portsmouth Oatmeal Raisin Brown
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a semi-dark brown color with a fingerís worth of off-white foamy head. Mild stringy lace. The aroma had some bready malts, some dark fruits and then light nuts, somewhat roasted. Sly herbal to earthy quality far underneath. The flavor seemed to blend fairly well some sweet oats/oatmeal graininess to a dark fruity structure. Nuts sink back in the flavor, seem barely there. Oatmeal and dark fruits meld into the aftertaste and slide into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about an almost medium in body sort of crisp semi-sweet sessionable sort of beer. Texture is there, somewhat grainy with a touch of smooth. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, interesting as a brown ale, I can see, and would say leans towards the English side of the wheelhouse. Iíd have again.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

mR_fr0g
4.1
Portsmouth Kate The Great Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. Huge thanks! 2009 bottle. A clear depp black / brown coloured pour with reddy hues and a reluctant tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate malts, rih, jammy fruits, strawberry. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, dark choc, fruits esters, strawberry, tangy raspberry. Palate is full sticky sweet, full bodies, moderate carbonation. .. Very well balanced and drinkable for such a big beer.
Monday, February 6, 2017

john44
3.6
Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2010 (Day 2), Earlís Court, London Aug 2010 - Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, oatmeal. Hoppy; balancing hop bitterness. Very Smooth. Very drinkable. Enjoyed this. Nice Sweet Stout! (2010-08)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
Portsmouth British IPA
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a copper/orange brisk coloring. Fingerís worth of white foamy head dissipates at a nice pace. Sly filmy lace speckles outwards. The aroma had some soapy malts (but acceptable) playing with some earthy to grassy hops, sweet with bitter tones and then a nice spiciness playing all around. The flavor wraps the earthy/grassy hops into the soapy malts. Slight leather seems to be showing up with a little dough. Brisk soapy/herbal/earthy aftertaste playing with the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation felt fine. Earthy/spicy hops play with the harshness levels but also lean back over those malts nice and even, somewhat gentle in the feel. Overall, as an English styled IPA it works, perhaps a bit "soapier" in aroma and flavor than what other American brewers are doing with EIPAís, but I donít mind.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.4
Portsmouth Baltic Porter
Poured into a pint glass, the appearance was a moderate brown color with a bar pourís kind of thin white foamy head. No lace. The aroma had some light milk chocolate, light coffee and faint dark fruits. Some roasty tones as it opens up. The flavor leans towards the chocolate and roasty malts. Sly bitterness from the coffee. Super low chocolate malty aftertaste with a brisk sort of semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body, perhaps a bit less body than expected. Session Baltic Porter? Hmmmmm...might be. Overall, aromas and flavors seem to be there but could have a bit more body for it to be a great Baltic Porter.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.7
Portsmouth "Christmas" Gruit
Treated as a Gruit, this was poured into a mug (traditional glassware for the style) despite an Abbey yeast strain. The appearance was a ruggedly dark muddled burnt orange to brown color with a fingerís worth of white foamy head dieing off very quickly. Few and far between speckles of lace. The aroma started off sweet herbal flowing into some vanilla and some sweet wheaty grassiness. Touch of breadiness. The flavor yielded to the herbal sweetness and seemed to bring in a subtle menthol taste. Bready once again and enacting a crisp sweet aftertaste with the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Low carbonation. But feels good like a Gruit. Overall, might drink like herbal tea, somewhat but at least Portsmouth did their best sticking to the style, somewhat creative with the yeast strain.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.7
Portsmouth English Bitter
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark orange muddy close to brown sort of color with a thin white foamy head that died off at a decent pace. The aroma breathes in fruity estery British hops, moving clearly without any soapiness normally associated with the style. Caramel and vanilla sweetness. Sly tickle of biscuitiness. The flavor blends everything together and adds a touch of earthy to grassy hoppiness, somewhat bitter and a low key spiciness. Sly earthy to grassy and caramel aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. Moves nicely on my tongue. Overall, this one was a pretty good English Bitter, do-able for the style and beloved with some fish níchips.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.1
Portsmouth American Pale Ale
Bottle, thanks Doug. This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a hazed pale yellow color with a fluffy white fingerís worth of head. The aroma starts with a floral perfumey grassy aromatic quality over some lemon pulp sweetness. Light cracker/breadiness. The flavor yields to the floral perfumey quality sweetness over that subtle lemony pulpiness again. Subtle bready malty to floral perfumey hoppy aftertaste. Semi-dry bready to lemony finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fair sessionabiltiy about it. Moderate carbonation felt fine. Overall, decent APA. It does the trick for a good balance, Iíll give it that.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

thornecb
3.8
Portsmouth Night Nurse Black IPA
Pours mahogany tinged black into a tulip. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving trailing spiders. Chocolate and rye aromas. Creamy and a little sharp with pumpernickel and caramel upfront turning to chocolate and espresso in the medium length finish.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

thepatrickman
3.8
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
On draft at the brewery. Cloudy and soft-bodied -- this is clearly going for a "New England IPA" feel. Itís good, too, with a lot of citrus hop aroma that reminded me of lemons. Moderate to light bitterness at the finish, but it did end a bit abruptly. Another great beer from P Brew.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

thepatrickman
3.4
Portsmouth ESB
On cask at the brewery. A great example of an ESB, without any real deviation from the style. Itís malt-forward and balanced, with some light fruity esters and caramel sweetness.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

boto
3.7
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
Draught @ Brewpub: this one pours an opaque golden color. There was no head or lacing. Good nose. Pineapple and other tropical notes. The taste is also good. Pineapple and tropical hops, as well as some grassiness. Nice!
Saturday, November 26, 2016

boto
3.7
Portsmouth Belgian Kriek
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a milky, reddish hued golden color. There was about no head or lacing. Lighter but good nose. Sour and tart cherries, and some wheat. A touch of funkiness. The taste is quite good. Tart and sour cherries, with some wheat. Faint spices also. Nice!
Saturday, November 26, 2016

snoworsummer
3.5
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
Draft at the brewpub. Pours opaque gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like grapefruit hops, resin, grassy malt, and tropical fruits. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like tropical fruits, grapefruit hops, resin, and grassy malt.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3.7
Portsmouth Belgian Kriek
Draft at the brewpub. Pours opaque golden amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like tart citrus, lemon, grapefruit, salty cracker malt, and faint coriander. Smells like tart citrus, lemon, grapefruit, yeast, and salty cracker malt.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3.1
Portsmouth Session Rye Ale
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like dried fruits, toasted malt, earthy, and citrus. Light body and low carbonation Smells like toffee, toasted malt, earthy, and citrus.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3.4
Portsmouth ESB
Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy copper with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like toffee malt, earthy, boozy, and nutty. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, toffee malt, earthy, and nutty.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3
Portsmouth Coffee Milk Stout
Draft at the brewpub. Pours nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like smokey wood, earthy malt, and chocolate. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like smokey wood, earthy, and chocolate.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3
Portsmouth London Brown Porter
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear copper brown with a creamy beige head. Tastes like dried fruits, nutty malt, and burnt toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, toasted malt, and some nuttiness.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3.1
Portsmouth Old Stub Foot
Draft at the brewpub. Pours nut brown with a creamy beige head and decent lacing. Tastes like very nutty malt, dried fruits, toast, and a hint of chocolate. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty malt and toast.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

snoworsummer
3.4
Portsmouth Nuts & Berries Brown Ale
Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy amber with a thick, beige head. Tastes like dried fruits, woody malt, earthy, and nutty. light body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, woody malt, earthy, and nutty.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.4
Portsmouth Nuts & Berries Brown Ale
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy copper. Aroma and flavor are toasted and caramel malts, light berries, faint almonds, and some faint spice. Light/medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.5
Portsmouth Old Stub Foot
Tap at brewery. Pours clear, light brown. Aroma and flavor are toasted and pale malts, light caramel, some woodiness, and very faint berry notes. Medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.5
Portsmouth London Brown Porter
Tap at brewery. Pours clear light brown. Aroma and flavor are chocolate, light roast, toasted malts, light caramel, and faint earthiness. Light/medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.5
Portsmouth Belgian Kriek
Tap at brewery. Pours cloudy peach. Aroma and flavor are cherries, pale malt, moderate acidity, faint toast, and some floral notes. Light/medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.6
Portsmouth Session Rye Ale
Tap at brewery. Pours clear copper. Aroma and flavor are bready and toasted malts, soft rye character, floral and woody notes, light bitterness, and faint caramel. Medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.8
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy gold. Aroma and flavor are juicy tropical and citrus fruit. Pale malt, faint floral notes, and very faint honey. Medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.4
Portsmouth ESB
Tap at brewery. Pours mostly clear dark amber. Aroma and flavor are bready and toasted malts, faint caramel, faint grassy and floral hops, and some woodiness. Medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.5
Portsmouth Coffee Milk Stout
Tap at brewery. Pours dark brown. Aroma and flavor are coffee, chocolate, roast, lactose, and faint earthiness. Medium body.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

thornecb
3.4
Portsmouth Redwood Rye Lager
Pours clear gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Stale pumpernickel aromas. Crisp with sweet caramel and sour rye upfront turning to mild aspirin before the lasting resin finish.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tessic
2.7
Portsmouth Mamanajo
This one poured a nice amber colour with minimal lacing and a nice, off white head. Scents include bananas, mango and a little corn. First swig was pretty good with lots of fruit flavours such as bananas, mangos and hay. Finish had a med/low bitterness with a small smoke and citrus flavour lingering on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, November 21, 2016

Westchesterco
3.5
Portsmouth Milk Stout
On cask at the Portsmouth Brewery brewpub. It is a dark brownish black color with a slight head. The aroma is roasted coffee and the taste is strong bitter coffee wthat had a roasted coffee finish
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Westchesterco
3.1
Portsmouth Nuts & Berries Brown Ale
On cask at the Portsmouth Brewery brewpub. It is a light Amber color with a slight head. The aroma is spicy and the taste is tart and thin with hints of cranberries
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Westchesterco
3.7
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
On draft at the brewpub it is a cloudy gold enclose with a. Slight head. The aroma is citrus and thE taste is strong bitter flavor of pink grapefruit that finisheson the bitter side
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Westchesterco
3.8
Portsmouth Night Nurse Black IPA
On draft at the brewpub it is a dark brownish black color with a tan head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a strong bitter flavor of grapefruit zest that finishes Bitter
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Westchesterco
3.1
Portsmouth London Brown Porter
On draft at the brewpub it is a clear lamber color with a slight head. The aroma is slight and the taste is bitter roasted coffee with the same finish
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.5
Portsmouth Milk Stout
On cask at the Portsmouth Brewery brewpub. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Flavors of milk chocolate and nuts. Mild roast finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.4
Portsmouth Nuts & Berries Brown Ale
On cask at the Portsmouth Brewery brewpub. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Spicy aroma. Flavors of tart cranberry and nuts. Tart finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Westchesterco
3.2
Portsmouth Old Stub Foot
On draft at the brewpub it is a clear Amber color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is thin bitter of caramel and a bitter roast finish
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.6
Portsmouth Surrender to the Flow
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Light fruity aroma. Flavors of citrus and toast. Bitter finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.3
Portsmouth Old Stub Foot
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear mahogany with an ecru head. Toffee aroma. Flavors of caramel and bitter almonds. Bitter roast finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.7
Portsmouth Night Nurse Black IPA
On draft at the brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. Light citrus aroma. Flavors of roasted nuts and grapefruit zest. Bitter finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.6
Portsmouth Coffee Milk Stout
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear cola with an off white head. Aroma of toasted grain. Flavors cocoa and a hint of coffee. Smooth roast finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.1
Portsmouth London Brown Porter
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear mahogany with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Flavors of leather. Light bodied. Thin finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Iphonephan
3.3
Portsmouth ESB
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear light mahogany with an off wite head. Nutty aroma. Flavors of toast. Light bitter roast finish.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tessic
3.2
Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale
This blonde ale poured a cloudy light amber colour with a big, white rocky head. Scents include club soda, hay and corn. First swig was smooth with low carbonation and flavours of nice mild hops, a little honey and some hay. Finish is lightly bitter with smooth malts lingering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, November 14, 2016

Tessic
3.8
Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout
This stout poured a deep black colour with a soapy, fast dissipating, brown head. Not much lacing. Scents include burnt malts, caramel and molasses. First swig was delicious with flavours of burnt malts and honey? Finish is nice and toasty with some burnt toast flavours lingering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.8
Portsmouth Bock
Poured into a pilsener glass, the appearance was a deep, dark copper color with a decent transparency and a two finger white foamy head. The aroma takes some raisin, toffee, earthiness, dark fruits and some grassiness. The taste is basically the same with some caramel, and coffee beans added. Dry roasty to malty sweet aftertaste with the same finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good for what it is. Overall, good Dunkelbock by Portsmouth. I would have again.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.7
Portsmouth Best Bitter
Poured into a pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt orange color with a bar pourís kind of slim white head. No lacing after dissipation. The aroma has some malty bready/toasty sweetness. Light grassy hop bitterness. The flavor takes the malts and the hops to blend decently with no aftertaste nor finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great crushability about it. Carbonation feels super light all around. Very smooth on my tongue. Overall, really nice as a Bitter and quaffable with some fish níchips.
Sunday, November 6, 2016