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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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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
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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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-25-2014 01:22:36 | More by BeerForMuscle
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patrick802

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-04-2014 19:54:56 | More by patrick802
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

04-30-2014 11:55:07 | More by Noelito76
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-07-2013 14:39:44 | More by HRamz3
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

09-23-2013 23:42:38 | More by mpalestino
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bigred89

Maryland

3/5  rDev -19.6%

09-01-2013 23:32:32 | More by bigred89
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-27-2013 01:29:38 | More by ZEB89
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jealmanzar

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-13-2013 20:50:19 | More by jealmanzar
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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

08-01-2013 01:13:37 | More by poop_brew
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Caleb

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-30-2013 23:13:54 | More by Caleb
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-26-2013 23:48:24 | More by jaxon53
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-04-2013 07:10:54 | More by Kelp
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-28-2013 21:28:00 | More by Celtics76
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CesarLopes

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-21-2013 15:42:29 | More by CesarLopes
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ebenicr

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-09-2013 16:39:46 | More by ebenicr
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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

02-02-2013 04:46:11 | More by NilocRellim
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Duff27

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

07-23-2012 00:03:57 | More by Duff27
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-11-2012 19:37:03 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-11-2012 17:08:28 | More by djrn2
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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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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

01-05-2012 04:28:07 | More by Elfastball7
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zeff80

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark brown color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of foam on the glass. It left sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of chocolate and roasted malts.

T - It tasted of dark chocolate and roasted malt. There were nice toffee notes with just a touch of bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This was a very nice porter. I enjoyed my first beer from McNeills.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 03:27:00 | More by zeff80
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McNeill's Pullman's Porter from McNeill's Brewery
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