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Gulf Porter - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-01-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-06-2013 04:35:42 | More by GRG1313
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.

Serving type: growler

03-08-2010 21:20:31 | More by glid02
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-07-2013 21:09:12 | More by harpus
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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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 03:56:19 | More by HuskyinPDX
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South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 13:36:28 | More by thagr81us
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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).

Serving type: growler

11-28-2009 18:26:43 | More by gford217
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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...


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.

Serving type: growler

11-21-2009 02:29:40 | More by EgadBananas
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-31-2013 22:18:58 | More by RedneckBeerz
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice, deep chestnut color with a very nice tannish white head on top. Slight caramel and toasted malt aroma. Good malty flavor with only a slight hop bitterness to it. Somewhat spicy-label says their house yeast is to blame. Somewhat smokey and treacle like. Nice soft mouthfeel. Boy this goes down way to easy. Very enjoyable. It is going to be a good night with a growler of this in front of me. Heck of a way to dive into my Secret Santa 09 box! Thanks to PerzentRizen for this one.

Serving type: growler

12-12-2009 22:50:32 | More by lackenhauser
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-01-2013 19:09:09 | More by Zach136
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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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 03:54:52 | More by bmwats
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-08-2013 00:07:35 | More by tbryan5
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

08-01-2013 23:55:14 | More by grahamboudreaux
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-22-2013 00:59:13 | More by Ajlvt
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-11-2013 13:40:32 | More by ldhughes3
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-15-2013 22:10:54 | More by e30todamax
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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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2012 00:05:35 | More by brewskifan55
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4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a glass mug. Pours very dark brown (almost black) with a finger-length light tan head. The beer is opaque and the head recedes relatively quickly, leaving a thin film atop the beer. Lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. There are aromas of dark roasted barley malt, dark chocolate, and and some mild coffee. The flavors of this beer feature some nice roastiness from the dark roasted malt. There's some coffee and and dark chocolate in the flavor as well. There's some of that roastiness that lingers in the aftertaste. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The beer goes down smoothly and the drinkability is high. This is an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 23:01:28 | More by acevenom
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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.

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 07:23:34 | More by megahurts4
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4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a brownish color that produced a fluffy light tan head that had a moderate amount of retention and laced the side of the glass decently

S - The aroma of this beer had a bit of bitter chocolate and toasted malts

T - The taste of this beer started with a good amount of toasted malts, bitter chocolate, and toffee. A good robust flavor, although not as good as the Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

M - The mouthfeel for the style is a little light, but it has a moderate amount of carbonation

D - This is a highly drinkable beer, coming in at a distant #2 to the Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, my all time favorite Porter, but this a very good replacement for that beer. Thank you Lazy Magnolia

Serving type: growler

12-30-2009 02:20:16 | More by cvfish
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-18-2011 01:08:47 | More by LSUPT
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-03-2013 01:40:18 | More by ahommell
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-12-2013 16:42:21 | More by jkermitj
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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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 01:42:35 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-11-2014 02:25:18 | More by BigGold
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Gulf Porter from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.