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Mayflower Porter - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower PorterMayflower Porter

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539 Ratings

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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 68
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrDogbeer on 03-28-2008)
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Photo of 401J
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing this beer in an Irish Pub on a wednsday night in December.. Broke college kids to my right sharing a burger and a shitty looking margarita (there's 6 of them)

This joint has a solid beer list and I'm digging porters in a major way right now so I went with this relatively local brew that I had never tasted.

Extremely good.. A bit of a lackluster head but everything else was super on point.

Beautifully balanced nose that gave me exactly what I was looking for from a porter.

Taste, everything .. Just balanced and full like I was looking for.

Well done

401J, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of JessxSpikes
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

JessxSpikes, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Nordicsk8er
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Nordicsk8er, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of RichD
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 8/22/12 poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Pours a dark, dark, pitch black. 1 finger of a light tannish color.

S: smells of coffee. Also smells of some caramel and roasted malts.

T: Notes of java and roasted malts are prominent with a little espresso and chocolate coming through after. This is some good stuff. Nicely balanced.

M: A medium mouthfeel is followed by some chewiness as the coffee flavor lingers. Not bad

Overall: This is a very delicious porter and an excellent example of the style. I'd recommend to anyone who likes an English porter that is done accurately. Good brew and I will definitely buy again.

RichD, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of PaulD
4/5  rDev -4.3%

PaulD, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of PatriotsRule
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A dark beer with a light heart
A: Essentially pitch black with medium carbonation. Average off white head
S: Coffee and hops with a bit of chocolate and some smoke
T: Hops and roasted malt, coffee aftertaste with just a hint of smoked chocolate
M: Lip-smackingly crisp, almost minty. Certainly full bodied and full flavored
O: This porter does not mess around. Compare w/ Otter Creek's Stovepipe Porter

PatriotsRule, Dec 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

wdarcy77, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

MinnTwins, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of StevieB
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

StevieB, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of BeerNacho
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BeerNacho, Nov 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

sweisel80, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

hogansct, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of tlang803
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

tlang803, Nov 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

NHSTEVE, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

annjw, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of biegaman
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mayflower Porter is black, but like a good porter teases out a trace of clarity along its base. As for highlighting, no such luck. This has the complexion of onyx. Its head, while not exactly flourishing, does have a concrete-coloured tint to it and refuses to fade.

The aroma has the air of a gourmet Oreo. It has a chocolaty cookie base, with vanilla and mocha flavours that require no effort to notice. Tantalizing though not exactly 'dessert-like', the prominence of roasted black malt keeps this squarely in 'grain-y' (not sweet) territory.

The flavour has a moderately strong malt flavor and showcases a lightly burnt black malt character that is chalk full of roasty dryness. That in and of itself is gratifying but it doesn't end there; traces of espresso and molasses spring up in the secondary. More bitter than sweet, it nonetheless manages a nice balance.

Mayflower Porter has a big, mouth-filling texture that has notes of coffee lingering in the finish like long guitar reverb. You might think it was made by a barista. The impression of chocolate-covered coffee beans is unmistakable. Despite dark and roasty flavours, leave the knife and fork behind; this ain't so heavy.

Mayflower Porter requires no "further search or consideration" - it was obvious right from the outset that this is a world-class porter through and through. When it comes to brewing hearty porters no one yields a sharper bayonet than the Americans. It's hard to find anything to nitpick about in this quintessential robust porter.

biegaman, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

helmdog525, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

WhitmansNiece, Oct 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

noremac423, Oct 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

t0rin0, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of gcamparone
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Dark brown-black body with a beautiful, cloud-like mocha head that reduces slowly. Medium-high puffy lacing.

S- Coffee, vanilla, toffee, dark roasted malt.

T- Slightly smokey upfront, fading into dark chocolate, coffee beans, roasted malt bitter aftertaste. Nicely balanced. Quite delicious.

M- Low carbonation with a medium, borderline thin body.

Overall, a tasty brew. Mayflower porter is a nice traditional interpretation of the style. What I really enjoyed about this beer was the slightly smokey, dark chocolate aftertaste. Worth a try.

gcamparone, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Mikeynas, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Triglycerides, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of ptricky
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

ptricky, Oct 03, 2012
Mayflower Porter from Mayflower Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.