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Ybor Gold Gaspars Porter - Florida Beer Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

68 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2004)
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Bonis

Ohio

2/5  rDev -41.5%

11-26-2013 04:46:44 | More by Bonis
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dirtylou

Washington

2.35/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz single, from BIF across america and BRoss42

appearance: pours into a sweetwater pint glass...definitely on the lighter side, amber-mahogany, foamy tan head with thin lacing

smell: odd, slightly watery, lightly toasted malt, peppery, raisin?, im not sure exactly what is going on here

taste: more of the same, taste is really watered down, there has to be something to be said about the florida water situation, raisin, lightly chocolatey...wierd

mouthfeel: thin-medium

drinkability: not very

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 00:48:20 | More by dirtylou
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

2.68/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer review from BA Mag Nov 2007.

This beer's namesake is the folklore pirate Jose Gaspar. We are pretty sure pirates consumed rum and not porters, but this is marketing right?

Skimpy on the head and the lace barely stays; dark brown in color with chestnut highlights. Light enough in appearance to be confused with a brown ale. Sugary aroma with some brown sugar and a ghost-like burnt smell. The carbonation is at a medium level with a good all-around crispness and a slick moderate body. Sugary sweet malty flavor takes the taste buds hostage for a good while, and as soon as the sweetness lays off there is a watery burnt flavor with a subdued spicy hop bitterness. A little astringent husks come through. Hint of dried plum and brown sugar in the semisweet finish.

Not very balanced; aim for balance because it goes a long way. A very weak stab for a porter here as the overly sweet character takes this beer down. Don't be afraid of roasted malts and hops! We'll have to say to pass on this one, especially if you don't like overly sweet beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 01:23:11 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Procrastinator

Florida

2.7/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle from 15-pack box sampler. Upon opening, I noticed the label had dates of '03, '04 and '05 with no notches showing any born on or best by dating. Not reassuring. Poured into Nonic pint glass.

Appearance: poured dark chocolate brown with 1" pillowy off-white, almost creamy head. Tightly carbonated head subsides to leave lingering cap and decent lacing.

Smell: bitter chocolate and burnt malts predominate the nose. Mild sweetness of overripe fruits in the background.

Taste: metallic, bitter maltiness up front, unbalanced and lacking any sweetness. Old cardboard aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: overly carbonated, thin and mildly astringent.

Drinkability: this beer got a little better as it got warmer. Flavor and bitterness mellowed. I've had this beer on dozens of occasions and remember it being alot better. I've got to believe these lesser ratings have to do with it being outdated and maybe substandard storage by a distributor.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2007 21:43:43 | More by Procrastinator
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

07-23-2013 04:37:56 | More by Rhettroactive
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BeerDreadz

Florida

3/5  rDev -12.3%

11-19-2013 02:23:53 | More by BeerDreadz
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cyrushire

Florida

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-25-2013 06:48:30 | More by cyrushire
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timtheenchanta

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Very light brown. Surprising. Aggressive pour yields large fluffy rocky head. Good retention and thick lacing.

Weak smell. There’s a slight toasted smell but not enough to please.

This beer tastes watered down. Very thin and watery feeling. Another disappointing Florida brew. Thanks to JRedner for a chance to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2006 18:37:30 | More by timtheenchanta
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tjsmith910

Florida

3/5  rDev -12.3%

11-09-2013 03:05:51 | More by tjsmith910
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twizzbeatz

Florida

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-18-2013 04:55:36 | More by twizzbeatz
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macrosmatic

Florida

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-10-2012 06:09:51 | More by macrosmatic
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-22-2013 17:55:58 | More by harpus
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sim0n17

Germany

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-04-2011 10:50:08 | More by sim0n17
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GFD400

New York

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-27-2014 00:58:12 | More by GFD400
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AgingWarrior

Florida

3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a 15 pack of Ybor Gold products, the porter was one of 5 varieties in the pack.

A. Good... it pours a very dark brown, almost black and has a thin reddish brown head with some lacing.

S. You know it's a porter at the first whiff. The smell is of toffee and chocolate malt.

T. Not bad, but a little thin tasting for a porter.

M. Nod bad, but again it feels to thin, the finish is okay, but unremarkable.

D. Average. I love porters and I'd drink this one again, but I wouldn't go out looking for it.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 12:46:37 | More by AgingWarrior
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mdfb79

New York

3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Poured a dark brown with about an inch of light brown head that had no retention. No carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sticky sweet dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, and some roasted malts.

t - Actually tastes a bit sour. Also some roasted malts and maybe sour fruits. Hints of chocolate.

m - Medium body and light carbonation.

d - Wasn't a big fan of this porter. The smell was pretty good but wasn't digging the sour taste it had to it. Wouldn't look to have again.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 00:56:13 | More by mdfb79
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Xadoor

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very dark ruby red into the glass. Foamy, tan head which dissipated quickly, leaving just a thin line around the edge of the glass. Light coffee aromas, but got stronger as it warmed in the glass. Coffee and dark chocolate flavours. Slightly dry finish. A bit thin for a porter, but drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2006 22:23:33 | More by Xadoor
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Drew966

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ybor Gold Gaspar's Porter pours a dark brown with very little off white head. The aroma is malty, roasty, but a bit sour too. There is some nice roasty flavor, the mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I would like. There does seem to be some sourness lurking in this one. Not bad, definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2007 00:22:38 | More by Drew966
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edskirk3

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A friend gave me this bottle. I think the label is sort of misleading because it says YBOR GOLD all over the place and only in the fine print it says Gaspar's Porter.

It pours deep ruby black with a tan, creamy head. Aroma is a basic one, of dark and/or toasted malts. The taste is not very strong. There's roasted character, chocolate, toffee, but it's all very toned down. Mouthfeel is creamy but a little thin for a porter. It's not terrible, I guess it's about as good as a porter made in Florida could be. Not the best example of the style, however.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2006 02:10:36 | More by edskirk3
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pour is a dark borwn, bordering on black. Some light off white foam settles to the top. Nutty smell - almost as if this is a brown ale. Small flavor - like a light porter. Little carbonation. Some choco flavor in there.

Light body makes it an easy drinker - but a far cry from the top porters out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 00:00:14 | More by KTCamm
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RDW

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -5%

03-20-2014 23:45:52 | More by RDW
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5%

09-20-2013 22:23:55 | More by AMCPhD
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BillHem

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-25-2013 17:04:17 | More by BillHem
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5%

12-20-2013 04:22:34 | More by bcsbeer
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bditty187

Nebraska

3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprise! I thought this was Ybor Gold as in the “All-Malt Lager.” I didn’t know it said “Gaspar’s Porter,” I was just looking at the neck label. Rookie. I poured this into a Pilsner glass…

Brown-ruby in hue, clear, so this is supposed to be a Porter. Interesting. The liquid lacks color depth. Beige foam, at the apex the head was two fingers tall. Head retention was very good, the bubbles slowly faded to a half finger cap which hung around a bit. The subsequent lacing was organized but not very widespread. Overall, this is a decent looking beer.

I’m smelling this a tickle colder than I’d like. My bad. Still, I can clearly distinguish notes of chocolate, caramel candy, and kisses of earthy nuts. It is powdery and bitter at the back. Not very chatty, low potency, IMO, this beer has a weak nose for a Porter. I like what I smell but I want more of it. Inviting, nevertheless.

The palate offers some bitter chocolate, hints of dried candy caramel, some coffee essence way in the distance. I found sweet chocolate and “brown ale-like” maltiness in the middle with some earthy hops too; similar finish but a tad thinner. Low hop bitterness. Malty, sweetish aftertaste with a tickle of fruitiness. This sure seems like a Brown Ale to me. For a Porter this is not a very impressive beer. It does taste good if I ignore style. Decent.

Medium-light in body, watery mouthfeel, low carbonation, the body is too weak for me. The mouthfeel is not awful but it’s not very good either.

Well, this is easy to drink. I could drink a couple with cold cuts, rye bread, and spice mustard. The more I think about this beer the more bored I get. So I guess I should shut up and drink. Anyway, thank you Daniel for this bottle. I can finally cross FL from my beer state list.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2006 19:49:11 | More by bditty187
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Ybor Gold Gaspars Porter from Florida Beer Company
79 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.