Man Full Of Trouble Porter - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
3.69/5 rDev +0.8%
Had at Pizza Uno last night.
Came out kinda flat looking. Not nuch of a head over a cola brown color.
Looks thin too like a black ale.
The smell was light with just a hint of roasted malts.
The taste was equally bland with not much going for it .Some roasted malts.
Easy drinking but not really all that good.
11-24-2013 12:06:25 | More by micromaniac129
3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
Draft offering at the source. The brew appears dark brown in color with an off-white cap. Some string lace to spotty patches stick to the glass as the cap fades. When held to the light, the brew looks a lighter brown with red highlights.
The aroma includes some mild roasty grain coming across like chocolate with some fruity alcohol esters. More sniffs dont really reveal any more depth beyond that. No hop inclusion to be found but I assume that character is blended into the fruity esters of the alcohol.
The flavor upfront is like dark fruit akin to raisin, plum, fig, more fruity alcohol esters that faintly blend into chocolate grainy roast character and the faintest amount of coffee. While not a bad flavor and nothing is out of place, id rather have more focus on roast here instead of all dark fruits.
This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. Pretty easy drinking without flaw. Just not the flavor profile i look for in a porter that I would want to drink again. However, for what it is, I would not turn this down if offered to me either.
12-06-2012 15:28:40 | More by stakem
3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
A: Arrived at the table in a pint glass with about a finger of dark head. Very dark color almost stout-like.
S: Rich roasted smell, hints of coffee.
T: Very malty and sweet with an almost toasted character to balance the sweetness. About average for a porter. The sweetness
M: Fairly heavy on the palate but on the lighter end of the porter's I've had. (My apologies for the brevity here, mouthfeel I'm still working on)
O: Good example of an American Porter. Not much character of its own however. It does have a nicely roasted flavor I expect more of a good coffee stout than a porter but all in all simply a good standby porter at the local watering hole.
Comments: I've had this twice now and the first one was as reviewed and my dad agreed with that. I'm not sure if it was the Spanish Fly I had before it but the second one's flavor was a bit off, kind of cough syrup-esque. Possibly some inconsistency to be had in this beer?
10-28-2012 02:48:00 | More by ilkelma
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured into a pint glass from a growler straight from the brewery tap, picked up last night. Color is dark brown to black, had is light tan with some nice lacing.
Smell is lightly toasted, some wheat notes and maybe some light oatmeal, biscuits, light roasted malt touch of chocolate.
Taste is pretty well balanced, solid flavor, great blend of oat/wheat/biscuit flavors quickly matched by solid malt sweetness and dryed up by some very good roast/black malts and hint of chocolate. Bitterness is solid, but hop flavors blend into the background with notes of grass/freshness.
Mouthfeel is well balanced on the verge of being a touch sweet, but a good hop and light roast bitterness balances nicely.
Overall, great porter from Dock Street. Also tried the imperial porter and fresh hop rye which were very good as well.
09-30-2012 23:30:04 | More by mvanaskie13
2.9/5 rDev -20.8%
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a subtle brownish hue. Tan head that sinks quickly; lacing is spotty at best.
Typical porter aromas of roastiness, coffee, and bitter chocolate. Taste seems a little out of whack to me and there's an odd sour note that doesn't seem like it should be there. The coffee and roastiness are pretty subtle and the overall flavor falls a bit short. There's a faint bitter hoppiness in the aftertaste and only a hint of sweetness. Dry finish.
Somewhat thin mouthfeel with spritzy carbonation that felt a touch too prickly for me.
Something seemed off with this one; the odd sourness I encountered wasn't mentioned by any other reviewer. Will have to try this again sometime and perhaps, re-review.
02-29-2012 05:22:43 | More by tobelerone
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
A - Black, one finger off white head that has good retention and decent lacing down the glass.
S/T - Nice roasted character with a bit of sweetness, maybe some vanilla. well balanced coffee and dark chocolate on the back end. A little bitterness through the finish. Just a touch of graininess as it warmed up in the aroma.
M - A shade shy of a full body with good low carbonation, smooth across the palate.
D - Nice representation of the style, but nothing outstanding either. I'd get it again. Drinks very easily.
12-21-2010 00:22:47 | More by garuda
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
Gotta growler of this at whole foods, served in a Saint Helena Catholic Church (Blue Bell, PA) glass.
Full Man, A brown porter, kinda like liquid shoeshine polish brown, dirty looking, a porter. A nice amount of full volume bubbles in a tan shade with soapy sticking power. Smell is on the roasty side with nice amounts of chocolate, nuts and earthy hops. Taste is nice and smooth with roast, coffe, nuts, faint vanilla/cream, crystal malts, and with all that, a bit of old world character. Feel is a step below medium, muddled, faint carbed upped, comes and goes. I drank it quick, i liked it, Dock Street should do a Imperial version soon.
12-18-2010 05:50:50 | More by BARFLYB
Man Full Of Trouble Porter from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.