Pay The Ferryman - Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 20.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: socon67 on 07-27-2013)
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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle in a pint glass, this Mexican porter pours a dark blackish brown with a light tan head that dissipates to a thin layer and light clinging lacing. Nose of chocolate and cocoa, and moderately roasted grains. Flavors are chocolate up front, light bittering cocoa on the sides, light toasted bread and grains to the rear, and lightly bitter grain aftertaste mingling with chocolate malts and a light hop. Not a bad porter in the least. A very good session style porter for those who like a bit of chocolate and roasted goodness to their brew. Good carbonation makes it an easy drinker. A good brew for a newbie to the darker side.

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev +30%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle. When one beer is represented twice on this site, which seems to be a more and more common experience of late, I usually opt for the one that was added first, as this one was, a full YEAR before the other one - just sayin'.

This beer pours a solid, teetering black hole, until some pervasive basal amber highlights make themselves known, with one skinny finger of tightly foamy, and somewhat caked beige head, which leaves a few minor instances of sea plume lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of musty, lightly roasted bready caramel malt, chalky cocoa powder, earthy yeast, flat cola, a slight lactic sourness, and plain weedy and grassy hops. The taste is slightly off milk-tinged dark chocolate, crackery caramel malt, gritty yeast, ethereal cold coffee, and even more faint, and thus utterly benign, hops.

The carbonation is pretty low-key, but at least present at support duty roll-call, the body a so-so medium weight for the style, and generally smooth, not much here to report otherwise (which is a good thing, I suppose). It finishes off-dry, the pithy chocolate, understated caramel, and fading milkiness the order of the day.

Not a bad American Porter, maybe a tad watered-down, but hardly overly so, as most of the expected elements are at the very least touched upon, except maybe the hops. So, okay, they named this one well - a 'porter', as represented by the ferryman of River Styx infamy, as opposed to the original English sense. Nice.

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3.52/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of barczar
3.37/5  rDev +3.1%

Smoky, tar, lots of roasty malt character. Coffee and a lack of chocolate dominate. Fairly thin, and a touch metallic.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.25/5  rDev +30%

$ 2.19/11.2 oz twist-off bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma roasted malt
Head average (4 cm), light brown, frothy, sloooowly diminishing to 3 mm ring and 1 mm layer
Lacing OK – partial rings and islands of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with roasted malt and slightly sweet milk chocolate; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.125. Final weighted average 4.25.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the land of crappy lagers and slightly better ambers – but this is a porter which is both flavorful and cheap. It is only slightly sweet with the malt coming through and some hints of chocolate as well. Unfortunately the flavor quickly vanishes leaving behind only a wet mouth.

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.3/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.73/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brown colour, light beige head that's just a rim. Decent but thin lace. Bit thin, yeah generally a bit lacking.

Smells chocolate grainy. Decent cocoa character, a bit of cereal gives a taste of cocoa pops. Not bad, but could use more oomph.

Taste is a bit sour upfront, just thin. Some chocolate character late-mid, but mostly just weakly bitter roast. Quite watery, tastes thin and largely disappointing.

Bit of fizz. Mostly thin, not a lot of texture.

Yeah, has mild portery character. But mostly watery and disappointing.

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of MIchelle
3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer pours a super dark black color with lots of bubbles and about a one inch cream colored head to it. It is nice in appearance however I thought it was odd for this style of beer not to really smell it while pouring. While the smell isn't bad at all it's just faint and not really easy to detect for me. It drinks smooth for a porter. Tastes of dark coffee and toasted malt flavor. It almost has a chocolate malt flavor going as well, I really like the flavor. It drinks kind of bubbly and it's not to smooth when it first hits the mouth due to that highly carbonated affect it has going but it's a very good tasting beer. Not my favorite for the style but overall I would buy this one again and it's smooth drinking for someone new to porters or dark beers. It doesn't leave that burnt coffee after taste like some do.

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Pay The Ferryman from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
76 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.