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Mayflower Porter - Mayflower Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

516 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 67
Gots: 41 | 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 doctorjack
5/5  rDev +19.9%

doctorjack, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown body with Coca-Cola highlights, topped by an enormous dense light tan head. Minimal lacing.

Deep roasted coffee aroma, very inviting.

Smooth roasted taste, solid foundation. Small pleasant sour accent. Earthy hop bite.

Smooth slick mouthfeel.

A really well done porter. A must try in Mass.

RonfromJersey, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jbarletto, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Flashyspoons, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of markdrinksbeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

markdrinksbeer, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Wasupmx, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Dicers, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of jpd7374
4/5  rDev -4.1%

jpd7374, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of illpass78
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a near-black with some dark brown at the edges. Lacing is very minimal and gone instantly. No lacing. Somewhat heavy carbonation. 3.75

Aroma: The nose is more faint than I expected but it's there. Black coffee, roasty malt and dark chocolate dominate. 3.75

Taste: Good stuff. The taste follows the nose, and the flavors are bold while the alcohol is mild. Roasted coffee beans lead the way. Some bitterness, but it's kind of muted by the coffee and roasty notes. It's a really smooth, flavorful porter. 4.25

Mouthfeel: It's velvet-smooth with a mild finish. A pleasure to drink. 4.5

Overall: I had high hopes for this, and it didn't disappoint. Fans of domestic porters should seek it out. It's a balanced, flavorful, easy-drinking porter that should please all dark beer fans.

illpass78, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of KTien
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

KTien, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ZEB89, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, May 21, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass at Estelles in Boston.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasty, smoke, chocolate, toffee, caramel, old and stale ale, and some earthy qualities.

Taste: Smoke, toffee, caramel, earthy, chocolate, roasty, and some old stale ale qualities.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, a little bitter, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Very exceptional porter. Spot on for the style.

Flounder57, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

drbrilliant, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

kob424, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

GonzoHomebrewer, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

CSeavey64, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

brokentee, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Mayflower Brewing Company - Mayflower Porter, poured into a Fiddlehead snifter.

Look - Pours a low viscosity brown, settling black, with a good sized foamy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Good lacing.

Smell - Aroma is malt, coffee, and a touch of chocolate, simple but effective.

Taste - Taste is traditional English porter. A touch of roasted malts and some coffee/chocolate sweetness. Great finish.

Mouthfeel - Low-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Amazing drinkability. Keep wanting more and more.

Overall - Spectacular English porter, easily my favorite so far. The current trend is towards imperials but it's nice to find a great "regular" porter/stout time and again.

JMScowcroft, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

RMoeNay, Apr 21, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Black with a nice creamy tan head

S: Coffee and roasted notes

T: Coffee and creamy. Lots of flavor for a 5.5% porter. Not toooo complex.

M: Medium bodied. Dry finish

O: Very good porter. Not sure I'd take it over a Sierra Nev porter, Edmund Fitz, or Anchor porter but glad I had it.

Givemebeer, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

kdivers, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

dicookie, Apr 18, 2014
Mayflower Porter from Mayflower Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.