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Mayflower Porter - Mayflower Brewing Company

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581 Ratings

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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 75
Gots: 56 | 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:
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(Beer added by: DrDogbeer on 03-28-2008)
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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
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

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of disemgrowler
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sauger86
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Donsmitty
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of gkob
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Goldfishman
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of churchillea
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of seqiro
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of jujigatame
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of mltobin
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Photo of kevgod
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Dools9
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BigCheese
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

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.

Photo of ColdPoncho
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of bszern
5/5  rDev +19.9%

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.

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.

Photo of duff247
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Mayflower Porter from Mayflower Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.