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

Pay The FerrymanPay The Ferryman

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 25.89%

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Cervecera Mexicana S.A. De C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: socon67 on 07-27-2013)
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Photo of BucannonXC5


3.83/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 11.2-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: World Market in Las Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: Aug. 1, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 6, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured an almost pitch black color with almost three fingers of frothy tan head. Nice amount of uneven foamy lacing along the sides. Fantastic lacing on the top all the way down.

Smelled dark chocolate, cocoa, faint coffee beans, caramel, toffee and smoky wood.

Tasted similar to the nose, although not quite as deep. Got dark chocolate, bitter coffee beans, caramel, toffee, faint smoky wood.

Medium-to-full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter, warming finish.

I really liked this porter. Would definitely try it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 08:40:46 | More by BucannonXC5
Photo of RonaldTheriot


3.53/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pay the Ferryman Porter has a medium, beige, soapy head, a very dark brown (almost black) appearance, and lots of good lacing left behind. The aroma is of of sour, slightly burnt, brown bread crust, bread dough, malt, and maybe some chocolate syrup. Flavor is of all that with just the slightest bitterness in the background. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Pay the Ferryman Porter finishes wet, mellow, and good. It's worth trying.


Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 16:19:41 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of woemad


3.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes
11.2oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane. According to the label, this is best before “10/05/14.” Don’t know if that’s meant to be October 5th or May 10th, but either way it hasn’t expired.

Poured a dark brown color, taking on a shade like polished mahogany when held up to light. Big, creamy tan head.

At first, all I could smell was a brown sugary sweetness. Once it warmed up a little, there was a coffee-like bitter aroma, along with a less welcome scent of minerals.

This tasted more like a dry example of a brown ale than a porter. It started off sweet, then became a little more astringent, and ended on a dry, mineralish note.

Dry, yet slightly watery mouthfeel.

Meh. Not horrible, but nothing I’d be interested in having again.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 02:06:08 | More by woemad
Photo of Brenden


3.3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This porter, dark brown in color without being too thin but letting some light in, grows a tan head up to about half a finger. It shows moderate retention with lacing that manages slightly better than average.
It's got the malt backbone, strong enough for a porter but not breaking any ground, with a safe, run-of-the-mill roast. There's a bit more to it, though, as toast gives way to earth and nut, a little leaf showing a touch of hops and chocolate underlying. There's a bit of heaviness in the char, but not until later.
The flavor brings the char out more, and while it shows a good complexity it has a little too much of an acrid note that can't be entirely eased by the chocolaty undertone.
The feel isn't overtaken by sweetness, instead actually leaning a little chalky. Surprisingly, the acridity doesn't make too much of a mark in it. It's a little too crisp, in my mind, for a porter, and use just slightly more to its medium body.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 17:56:36 | More by Brenden
Photo of bluejacket74


3.2/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head. Head retention is OK, and there's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted and burnt/charred malt, bready malt and some chalkiness. The taste is better than the aroma, it's also similar to the aroma but there's the addition of some smoked malt, chocolate and a bit of coffee. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's an OK brew, but I'm glad I just bought a single of this instead of a 4 or 6 pack (whatever this comes in). Just an average porter for the most part. $1.73 a single.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 01:12:06 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of superspak


3.15/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 5/8/2014. Pours clear nearly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, light coffee, floral, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of light milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, light coffee, floral, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very watered down but pleasant flavor balance; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and watery mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a mediocre porter. Not offensive in taste, but pleasant and smooth to drink otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 04:22:55 | More by superspak
Photo of Cyberkedi


3.14/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Love the bottle - I’ll save it for a Halloween decoration next year. Smoky aroma has notes of roast malt and burnt wood. It pours a deep sable with a thick, though not persistent, tan head. Flavor is rather thin, smoky and malty with a snip of molasses but that’s all. Texture is on the thin side and barely fizzy. OK, not great, but palatable. Get your muerte on.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 02:26:07 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of LiquidAmber


3.05/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing nearly opaque with ruby highlights at the edge; thin brown head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, light coffee. Flavor is very mild toasted malt with hints of char, light coffee and and chocolate, fades away quickly to a nearly flavorless finish with hints of toasted malt and hops. Light bodied. This one got my hopes up, the aroma was pretty good and the initial taste is muted, but has nice char notes to the roasted malt and the light chocolate and coffee that adds character to a porter. But the flavor really fades away quickly, pretty disappointing. Maybe a gateway porter for someone who does not want toasted malt aftertaste. Resembles the kind of faux porter Coors would make if they bought out a Mexican brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 01:15:11 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of HalfFull


2.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330 ml. capped bottle and poured into a shaker pint. Clear deep brown pour with crimson highlights and a thick and rocky inch of tan foam. Decent retention and light lace.

Aroma of light roast with a bit of chocolate and coffee. Touch of sweet fruit in the background. Aroma becomes a bit simpler with exposure and warming, quite opposite of what might be expected.

Taste is a bit less developed and a bit muted than the smell. Thin and somewhat ashen at times. This flavor segues to a rather light feel overall for the style. Opposite of the aroma, the taste improves slightly with exposure but remains a bit pedestrian.

Overall a fairly well executed yet 'light and simple' take on the stye.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 03:32:12 | More by HalfFull
Photo of socon67

New York

2.6/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Dark brown pour with some soapy lacing. There is some carbonation.

S - Smells of dark malts. Too sugary in the smell. Almost smell like a shwartzbier.

T - Really lame. Too much sugar and nothing from the malts in the taste.

M -Feel slightly watery. Light feel but maybe not balanced.

O - This is Tecate trying to do craft. Stay away.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 23:50:04 | More by socon67
Pay The Ferryman from Cervecera Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
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