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McNeill's Pullman's Porter - McNeill's Brewery

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McNeill's Pullman's PorterMcNeill's Pullman's Porter

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BA SCORE
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96 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McNeill's Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-12-2003)
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Reviews by EPICAC:
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This porter pours a cloudy brown, and is topped by a fluffy, brown head. The aroma is mild overall. There are roasty notes of coffee and chocolate, as well as notes of herbal hops. What's there is nice, but it could be stronger.

A mild chocolate sweetness first greets the palate, followed by notes of dark fruit. The beer then moves into an herbal, hoppy finish with a good amount of bitterness. This porter is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2010 20:27:23 | More by EPICAC
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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poop_brew

Vermont

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a tulip glass. A dark color with a hint of clear deep amber color. A large head that stays present throughout the beer. White chunks in the bottom of my beer, probably just yeast.

S - Roasted hops and a rich molasses dominate the nose, with a slight coffee and chocolate note.

T - Honey taste with a nice hop and malt finish. Not getting much of the coffee or chocolate on the taste.

M - A bit light, but crisp and bubbly.

O - Would I buy this beer again, probably not, but it was worth the taste. I don't have a sweet spot for porters but I figured I try a nice local brew out.

Serving type: bottle

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Minnesota

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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass.

Dark black in colour with a clear reddish hue. Smells of toasty malts. Slightly more bitter throughout (more than most porters) with a hint of malt and an underlying roasted flavour. Bitter aftertaste.

Would I buy this beer again? Sure.

Serving type: on-tap

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jera1350

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid black body with a massive head of tan foam that retains well.

Surprisingly hoppy citrus in the nose with chocolate notes. Smells like a black ipa.

Hoppy bitterness, earthy and dry chocolate. Bitter hops all the way through.

A bit thin for the style otherwise smooth.

This fits the bill of a black ipa more than porter. A decent beer overall that is fairly priced.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 01:14:50 | More by jera1350
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to vonschplieffen for sharing.

A: Clear, nearly black body with a finger of fine light brown head. Good retention, moderate lace. Nice.

S: Sweetly roast: honey, chocolate, coffee, and plenty of hops (a little citrusy, a lot earthy). Quite exuberant and pleasant.

T: Chocolate, lactose, and bitter hops. A little overly herbal and honeyed. Could use more malt.

M: Somewhat thin, but nicely carbonated.

O: Solid, interesting Porter. It has a lot going on, but ultimately its various elements don't quite cohere. Worth trying, but not one I'll be seeking out.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 21:56:00 | More by woosterbill
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Southampton Imperial Porter.

A: Dark brown with two-finger, off-white, frothy head that lasted a while. Nice lacing.

S: Sour lemon and roasted malt.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Sour lemon, citrus, and orange like the nose. Fairly bitter. Subtle roasted quality to it. Too sour.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Somewhat smooth.

O: Slightly above average American porter. The head and mouthfeel were nice. A little too sour though in my opinion. Still, I liked this one better than the Southampton Imperial Porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 02:52:48 | More by SolipsismalCat
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up the McNeill's mix pack of bombers from bell.

Poured into a tulip pint glass, color is nice dark brown to black, very feint translucency; nice tan head about 3 fingers thick at first that dissipates to a nice frothy top with a good amount of lacing.

Smell was odd at first, somewhat sour or vinegary, but that warmed to a nice roast with feint chocolate notes.

Taste is solid, not too roasty or sweet, somewhat right down the middle of porters; light bitterness balances and cleans tongue well.

Mouthfeel is balanced, clean flavors good carbonation.

Overall, a nice porter, might be a touch out of freshness.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 23:06:26 | More by mvanaskie13
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McNeill's Pullman's Porter from McNeill's Brewery
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