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Mayflower Porter - Mayflower Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

514 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 68
Gots: 40 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

BigCheese, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Lunch for this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours black with a good light mocha head and plenty of lacing on the way down. Thin cap for a bit. The nose is really nice with plenty of chocolate along with a good roast balance. Slight coffee in the background. The flavor isn't as well melded. Too much roast there. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

Thorpe429, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.

The beer is dark brown, nearing black, with a quarter inch of beige head. The aroma brings roasted malt in the English style, toffee, dark fruits, hints of chocolate. The flavor brings toasted malt, roast, alcohol, toffee. Pretty tasty. Medium to light bodied. Overall, very drinkable and tasty. Would happily throw back a pint of this on another occasion.

Huhzubendah, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of ColdPoncho
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ColdPoncho, Dec 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

bszern, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of greybeardloon
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

packaged September 29, 2011 (I think--the date is pretty smudged on all of the bottles)

A: Dark red with a thick head that collapses pretty quickly. I don't get much lace.

S: Deep roasted malt with some chocolate. Not the most complex smell, but it's clear and well-defined.

T: Lots of roasted malt that comes off as quite sweet. There's some molasses and chocolate in there. At the end, the peaty smoke comes through and cuts through the sweetness nicely. Maybe the fainest hint of metallic hops on the finish, too. This is a very tasty porter.

M: Disappointingly thin. The mouthfeel really doesn't complement the taste.

O: This is a delicious porter, and it's easy to drink lots of it.

greybeardloon, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Standard dark brown appearance, with a lighter brown head around the neighborhood of 1" deep. Mild aroma, leans English, brown ale smell.

Taste, pretty mild as well, has that lack of hopping and wet wood thing going on with the yeast esters that scream cliche English pubby type of thing. Minute amounts of toffee, caramel to this one, didn't pull much if any chocolate, coffee or molasses out of it.

Not a complex or nuanced beer, its pretty straightforward, if you're an old school English brown ale fan, you'll be all about this. Really tame. The further you go east, the more likely this beer will be raved about it seems. Decent stuff, thanks to whomever threw this in as an extra, a nice change of pace, decent palate cleanser for when drinking the heavier beers.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

stevecooks, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

codon2004, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

mmcnaughton, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Wally1912, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

BrianTheBrewer30, Nov 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Satchboogie, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

paulmcm, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

loupap, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

GennyCreamAle, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of nanobrew
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am not a big reviewer, but I took one sip of this and said "wow, this is great, I think I should review it". So here I am drinking this beer at my computer reviewing it.

Poured into my Duvel tulip

Appearance: Nearly black pour with a slight brown tinge. The head is a dark tan and is fairly sturdy. as I drink the beer the head fades to just around the edge of the glass.

Smell: This is loaded with a milk chocolate aroma, with a slight hint of coffee.

Taste: First thing that hits is a slight roast, definitely a chocolate tasting porter, again with faint coffee. I also pick up a slight vanilla flavor towards the end.

Mouthfeel: The flavor is well balanced with sweetness, maybe a little bit more mouthfeel would be nice, it gets a little thin towards the end.

overall: This is a excellent porter. It is more of a sweeter porter, but I enjoy it a lot. I think I will keep this beer on my wants for extras.

thanks to cbeer88 for sending me this beer!

nanobrew, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of Gushue3
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to my dad for picking some of this up without me knowing for a few days.

A
Pours dark brown with a 2 finger heat thats just slightly brown. Head turns foamy and has great retention. Above the black body is tons of lacing around the glass.

S
Real big roasty malt with a sweeter coffee bean scent. some hints of dark chocolate round out the scent and this is really nice. Subtle hop scent.

T
nice roasty sweet malts with some coffee and bakers chocolate. Not too sweet or overpowering but well balanced.

M
Honestly its way too light of a mouthfeel. The heavier side of light thats somewhat watery with a medium carbonation feel. Big time downer on what is a great beer everywhere else.

O
Definately a great porter. great overall except the mouthfeel. This would probably be great a little colder and thicker.

Gushue3, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of Sensaray
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 9.29.11

Pours dark brown with red hues when held to light. Tan 2 finger head.

Chocolate, toffee, dark malts and a very light coffee emerge from the aroma. An extremely pleasant aroma. Slight sense of a dark fruity smell.

Chocolate and coffee emerge and meld in the taste to form a nice tasting brew. A nice spiciness as this happens leading to a slightly more roasted close. Good aftertaste kind of like chocolate covered coffee beans, but more chocolate. The coffee never is dominating. Toasty at times as well.

Mouthfeel is smooth, good carbonation, medium light body.

Overall very good porter.

Sensaray, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of BedetheVenerable
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top, nice label, sadly no date to be seen. Big thanks to J Lindros for this one!

Appearance: Pours an attractive dark walnut with garnet/cola highlights when held up to the light. Capped by a tan head with good staying power.

Smell: All about the malts here, there are dry toasted notes, some medium roastiness, chocolate as well, and some lightly fruity esters from the yeast. Pleasant.

Taste: This is a seriously tasty porter. Plenty of dry roast, but it's not quite burnt, and it's backed up by some semi-sweet caramel and hints of dusty cocoa powder. Plenty of dark toast here in the background as well. Hint of dark fruitiness, (I'm assuming) thanks to the yeast. I can't put my finger on exactly HOW, but this definitely seems like an American take on the English style...I don't say that in a pejorative sense, but I wouldn't likely confuse this as an English offering. One of the most solid takes on the style I've had in awhile, regardless.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium; quaffable.

Overall: Really nice offering, and certainly worth the asking price if it's below $10 a sixer (I have no idea what this costs out east). I can't quite put my finger on WHY I don't absolutely love this, but I don't. Nonetheless, a really tasty porter.

BedetheVenerable, Sep 21, 2011
Mayflower Porter from Mayflower Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.