Gulf Porter - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Gulf PorterGulf Porter

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85
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company visit their website
Mississippi, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 03-01-2005)
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
2.64/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Bottle opened on 4.10.13

A - Pours a opaque dark brown with a fine one inch darker tan head with ok retention.

S - Mostly nutty and malty with some coffee and chocolate in the background.

T - Bitter and watery with a touch of coffee.

D - Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - Watery and bitter. Big miss here.

Photo of zbkai189
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of thagr81us
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks goes out to Mississipping for sharing this one at a tasting while he was in town! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red-brown with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, bread, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, nutty, milk chocolate, and bread. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty average brew. While there was a good bit going on in this one none of it seemed to mix very well together. The nutty aspect on the flavor was what killed it for me. One the aroma there really wasn’t anything that stood out to me as to why this was any better than a slightly above average brew for the style. Glad I got to try it, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to do so again in the future.

Photo of kizyle
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1/2 gallon Growler, sampled in a tuplip.

Pours a dark amber color, settling to a very lighter mahogony color. Golden head, nice amounts of lacing. This is the lightest, thinest looking porter ive ever seen.

The smell is different and familiar at the same time. There is a bit of smokiness to the nose, but at the same time rather nutty. Actually, its rather bready as a whole, with some underlying caramel notes adding a slight sweetness. A bit of malts, and a slight hop taste on the finish.

Medium to light body and a bit thin. Nothing steller truthfully.

The drink is average. I don't know the ABV, but seems as though you could probably put the intire growler away and be alright.

Notes: This ressembled a porter in only a minimal amount of ways. Im not exactly how id catorgarize it. I don't think id get it again. For a brew part of a "brewers choice series", this is not a strong opening act...

**UPDATE**

Decided to finish off the growler the following day, and it was so much better for some reason. There was so much added smokiness and burnt malts, which are some of my favorite porter/stout charactoristics. Maybe it was just the first couple of glasses, or maybe the fact that I had a Black Albert and Peche Mortel prior, but it was rather enjoyable the second time around.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours black with light tan head that dissipates quickly. Watery appearance.

Smokey toasted malt, banana, plum, chocolate presence in the smell.

Taste is smokey oak, toasted malts, and a mild bit of dark chocolate in the front with pretty heavy bitterness that lingers in the finish. Bitterness and ash-like flavor in aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a little watery with medium carbonation.

Overall this was good. Not my favorite of the style.

Photo of bmwats
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Black. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles quickly leaving a shadow of a foam blanket. Light ring of foam remains around the rim. No real lacing to speak of.

S: Light charred coffee, salt water, oaky wood, and a slight bit of cocoa.

T: Roasted coffee. Woody but more earthy.

M: Hearty and full body, but comes across as a little diluted. Lightly bittersweet finish.

D: Sip and enjoy or go hard and fast.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark due, nice head, but little to no lacing. Nose is characteristic of the style roasted coffee malt, with some earthy and light chocolate tones. Flavor is of charred coffee with some distinct earthy characteristics. Rustic and musty. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Photo of glid02
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler purchased from Gus's in Auburn, AL.

Pours a dark brown color with a thin off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of sweet toasted malt with good amounts of dark chocolate and toffee aromas. Also present are mild amounts of roasted malts.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Toasted malt flavors up front with hints of toffee kick things off. Midway through the sip mild amounts of dark chocolate enter into things and carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall this was a smooth-drinking beer however the flavors didn't seem to play off of each other as well as I'd hoped judging by the nose. Still, worth a shot.

Photo of JCC78
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Jacktoberfest in a plastic cup. This is the new 2012 version.

A: Brownish black with a tan, half finger head that slowly dissipates.

S: Malts, smokey, lite chocolate.

T: Follows nose. Very pleasant. Smooth, lightly sweet.

M: Medium with medium carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

O: A nice porter. Very sessionable. My second favorite after Southern Pecan.

Photo of kshizzle101
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A - Extremely dark brown or black with a light brown head of 2 inches. Thick lacing down the sides

S - chocolate, roasted malts,

T - bold chocolate up front finished with caramel malt. a little kick of hops and booze towards the end

M - does not feel like a porter at all. a little more carbed than it should be I think. also it is very light bodied.

Overall - not a bad beer. worth a taste

Photo of gford217
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1/2 gallon growler.

Pours dark mahogany brown that is a deep, clear copper when held up to light underneath a huge, fluffy tan head that recedes fairly quickly to small cap and leaves only spotty lacing.

The aroma is sweet with chocolate and caramel but also has a significant toasted nut character with a hint of smoked malts in the background. Maybe some hops but you have to struggle to find it in the nose.

The hops are more noticeable in the taste with a bit of an earthy hop kick up front before the smooth chocolate and toasted nuts take over. The finish is dry with some lightly toasted bread and faint hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and very smooth.

This is certainly not the most complex porter but it's exceptionally drinkable and I'm pretty impressed with what I've tasted from Lazy Magnolia in terms of darker beers (Southern Pecan and Jefferson stout are even better IMO).

Photo of megahurts4
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lazy Magnolia Gulf Porter

Appearance: dark brown, medium head, and some lacing.

Smell: hops and cocoa.

Taste: rich cocoa malts, plentiful hops, and a subtle toffee.

Mouthfeel: liquidy but also slightly chewy.

Overall:
This is a nice brew. It is more complex than it initially appears. The bottle names a few other ingredients that I am not able to detect.

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Gulf Porter from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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