1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mayflower Porter - Mayflower Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Mayflower PorterMayflower Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

539 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Mayflower Porter Alström Bros
Ratings: 539 | Reviews: 225 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of C63AMG
4/5  rDev -4.3%

C63AMG, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Treebs
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a DFH signature glass. Bottled on 12/23/11. Big thanks to Gushue3 (Mike) for the extra.

A: Pours a dark black with some dark cherry edges. A light khaki head forms on the pour and recedes to a nice thick collar.

S: Nice oaty malts, light green hops and bakers chocolate fill the nose.

T: Nice roasted oats up front with a nice chocolate and slight raw coffee bean flavor in the middle. There is a slight hops presence from the nose in there as well. The finish is a dry bitter coffee.

M: Medium bodied with a nice carbonation. The finish is chocolatey with a mild dryness.

O: A very solid porter across the board. Very balanced and the drinkability is solid as well.

Treebs, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of andrewinski1
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The color is nearly black, with amber hues. There is a medium tan small head.

The aroma is full of char and bitter coffee.

The taste is full of burnt coffee and burnt toast. There is a slight bitter hop finish. The taste is flavorful and hits the roasted drinkable porter spot. This drinks nice and light, with sharp carbonation.

andrewinski1, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of Bendurgin
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a cola brown with a bubbly light tan head that is about two inches high.

The aroma has nice roasted malts with hints of bitter cocoa and some notes of coffee. Pretty standard and pretty enjoyable. A little bit more of a roasted malt character on the pallet with some English toffee notes and bitter espresso on this finish. A little of a metallic hop bite rounds this out.

The body is robust and silky with soft carbonation. Real enjoyable here. Well made and solid all around.

Bendurgin, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Wizzman
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Wizzman, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of quinoarex
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a black-brown with a little less than a finger of creamy tan head. Doesn't leave much lacing.

S: Coffee comes through strong, along with some molasses, smoky caramel notes. A bit of chocolate, too.

M: It's light for a porter and a little disconcerting in that it's so light as to be atypical for the style. I'd have expected something a bit chewier, perhaps, a bit heavier. It certainly helps with drinkability, but it's odd.

T: Starts off nicely malty, then a smack of coffee and caramel through the middle that turns into a big dark chocolate at the end.

O: I would polish off a few bottles of this. It's not my all-time favourite porter, but it's certainly up there, and would be up a little higher if it weren't quite as thin-feeling as it is. It's very drinkable, though, and a solid example of the style for sure.

quinoarex, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of jneiswender
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at the brewery as part of the brewery tour. Pours a black body and a tan head. Smell is great. Chocolate milk shake, some smoke, faint grass.

Taste is chocolate milk shake and some herbal flavor just for some tang. Good medium body. Great porter. I really like this beer. Real respect for the style and the gives me the impression that this is what a style of this sort tasted like way back.

jneiswender, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of seanh99
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

seanh99, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 3/18/11 and given to me by Maddog! This beer has held up extremely well for its ABV; a testament to how well it is made.

A: near opaque, clear, deep, deep copper color, incredible dense rocky head
S: great roasted-treacle malt, rich and decadent
T: deep roasted malt taste with good hop balance, an incredibly made beer
M: creamy, rich and extremely drinkable

wisrarebeer, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of disemgrowler
4/5  rDev -4.3%

disemgrowler, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of sauger86
5/5  rDev +19.6%

sauger86, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev -4.3%

DoctorB2B, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Donsmitty
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Donsmitty, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of gkob
4/5  rDev -4.3%

gkob, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Goldfishman
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of churchillea
5/5  rDev +19.6%

churchillea, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Auror, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of seqiro
5/5  rDev +19.6%

seqiro, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of jujigatame
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jujigatame, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Goddamn Lunch, you are bringing the tasty. Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Dark brown / black, brown head, small bubbles, decent retention, some lacing. Moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is a little sweet, malty, mild roast, some chocolate.

Beer is medium in body and has some coffee bitterness at the back of it, decent body throughout the palate and a nice finish. A good beer for sure.

drabmuh, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of mltobin
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle picked up at Julio`s.

Appearance is dark brown, a small tannish head, a pleasant look. The nose on this porter is oatmeal, malts, some coffee and brown sugar. Its` taste has earthy grains, chocolate, malts and chocolate continue to make their presence known here. Mouthfeel is light-medium, a very easy drinking porter. A solid beer from this small brewery outta Mass.

mltobin, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of kevgod
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

kevgod, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Dools9
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Sampled at the Mayflower Brewery...

A: Dark black, hints of amber along the edges of the glass. Off white, creamy head.

S: Lots of heavy roast, dark chocolate, mild black coffee, some tobacco.

T: Big roasted malt, slightest bittersweet chocolate taste, light lingering bitterness and a good smack of black coffee.

M: Lighter bodied, a bit thin, smooth drinking, soft on the tongue.

O: Very, very solid. Good representation of the style. Always awesome to have a world class porter readily available. Hell, the brewery is a 20 min drive for me!

Dools9, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Dope, Jan 06, 2012
Mayflower Porter from Mayflower Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.