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Milly's General John Stark Dark Porter - Milly's Tavern / Stark Brewing Company

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Milly's General John Stark Dark Porter
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BA SCORE
86
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Milly's Tavern / Stark Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named after General John Stark, the famous Revolutionary war hero. This brown porter has a full body, complex malt character a subtle chocolate flavor.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-17-2003)
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Reviews by blatherbeard:
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blatherbeard

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%

I have been staring to drink porter lately and i went into milleys for the first time last night. I saw this on the menu and had to try it. Lets see how it turned out...

The head looked like chocolate mousse and the beer was very black tonight. I thought i was getting a chocolate beer...and i almost did! The nose of this beer was great, a hint of coffee and chocolate mixed in with the malts. MMM.

When i sipped this beer is was a delight. Tasted more chocolate than i ever expected in a porter. Hints of caramel and coffee as well. Quite malty with a bit of a bite but not real big. The finish was much smoother than i expected as well with a bit more bite at the end.

Overall i liked this alot and had 4 more AND bought my first Growler. 17 bucks for first fill and 8 bucks a refill, for any beer on the tap.

04-12-2008 14:22:25 | More by blatherbeard
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

Welcome to Manchester!!! Arrived at Manchester airport for a 1/2 marathon over in New Market. Was picked up by my bro-in-law and quickly swept away to Milly's Tavern to begin our pre-race inebriation. The General John Stark Dark Porter was a solid beer, but a little dissappointing. I was expecting more. The color was a real dark amber with thin head that left a good lace. The nose was very roasty and malty. Unfortunately for me, the taste lacked. I was hoping for a firm body porter. The roast and malt were there but it was like drinking flavored water. The mouthfeel was ok...wanted more body...could drink alot of it if I had to. Certainly worth a try.

04-03-2011 21:19:42 | More by WoodBrew
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

On tap at Milly's on September 20, 2009. The pour was a handsome brown to black with a few highlights or ruby red when held to the light. It was topped with a thin foamy tan head. I was a little disappointed in the aroma as it really did not come across very strong. Subtle might be the better word. I noted no chocolate aroma often associated with a Porter. Still, it smelled fresh. The mouthfeel was a bit thinner than I would have liked. The taste was decently balanced between bitter and malts with a likeable hoppy finish. It was not as true to a Porter as I hoped but likeable in its own way.

09-21-2009 01:57:00 | More by puboflyons
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-16-2011 02:32:01 | More by BierBliss
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jimilayne

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

12-23-2012 22:32:25 | More by jimilayne
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a ruby-brown coloring with a foamy, dense, beige head. Aromas of nut, caramel, and toffee sweetly blended together. Flavors are roasted and smokey, with a solid nut sweet and chocolate backbone, and a roasted and bitter coffee highlight. Roasty and bitter aftertaste, with a rich, almost meaty character. Decent cling while you drink. Bitter chocolate and coffee in the aftertaste, also. Smooth, light, and dry finish. Very tasty.

07-10-2012 00:19:42 | More by GarthDanielson
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

black with red highlights. small oatmeal-colored head recedes quickly to a thin patchy cap. minimal lacing. very toasty caramel. nutty. great dirty hops. flavor starts with carbonation fizz. coffee grounds. slight smoke and aromatic caramel. low carbonation. pretty smooth.

alive. hop flavor adds pizazz to coffee grounds and caramel. nice.

07-18-2004 17:29:57 | More by waughbrew
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%

This porter was a dark brown color, though it looked red-brown when held to the light, with some thin foam. The smell was faint malt. The taste was mostly sweet malt but with a bit of a burnt malt flavor. There was some hop bitterness in the finish. The body was medium, and the carbonation was moderate. There was a bitterness in the aftertaste. The drinkability was OK. This porter was a tad too bitter for my tastes, and the burnt flavor was a negative.

02-17-2003 02:38:02 | More by UncleJimbo
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-23-2013 05:55:38 | More by Kelp
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FrankLloydMike

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%

A: A dark, deep reddish-brown, nearly black, with a fluffy, toffee-colored head. Handsome as the general, himself.

S: Roasty, malty nose with hints of coffee, even dark chocolate with the resulting bitterness. The smell is very inviting and crisp.

T: True to smell, the beer is roasty-toasty caramel with the same hints of dark chocolate and maybe coffee, and a nice underlying hoppy bitterness. This is really a very nice porter--right-on for the style with a crisp, clean flavor.

M: Appropriately medium-bodied, slightly on the light side, but not too much so, and fairly sticky.

O: Even though I drink more of the Manch-Vegas IPA than the porter, this is probably Milly's best beer. It's a very nice, clean porter that is a good representation of the style. The bitterness works really well with the roasty qualities of the beer, and enjoying a few of these always makes for a good evening.

01-24-2012 16:02:30 | More by FrankLloydMike
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juliusseizure

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-15-2013 01:29:51 | More by juliusseizure
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -23.3%

11-22-2011 18:58:43 | More by Rochefort10nh
Milly's General John Stark Dark Porter from Milly's Tavern / Stark Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.