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Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter - Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Dark Brewed PorterYuengling Dark Brewed Porter

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BA SCORE
77
okay

923 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 923
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 22
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-03-2001)
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Reviews by Guinness4me:
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2.23/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Since hubby knows I'm not a Yuengling fan, he gave me this beer in a blind test. I knew it was a porter, but that's about it. I'm still not a Yuengling fan.

This porter poured as it should, a dark, coffee brown with a tan head that foamed nicely when swirled. It left almost an oily lace on the glass.

Take your car keys and hold them tightly in your hand until they're sweaty...now take a big whiff. Ack. The boquet of this beer has the unique scent of metallic body odor. I never knew that combo existed before this moment.

The taste was not as offensive as the smell, but still not a great beer in my opinion. The taste of briny green olives hit my tongue first, followed by the same odd metallic taste/smell. Green bananas and a splash of coffee finished the swallow.

The mouthfeel was unoffensive but had an oily feel to it. It lingered a little too long.

I'll finish this glass, but I won't drink again anytime soon.

Guinness4me, Jan 24, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poures a dark brown color with some redness showing thru with a almond colored head that dissapates quickly.Smell was roasty and of coffee with some chocaltey notes,taste was pretty comples with roasted malt being prominent but I also go some butteriness and marshmello sweetness.A little thin in body,but I really like this offering YB.

oberon, May 07, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
2.1/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – Very dark brown in color with a little carbonation and a smallish head.

Smell – The nicely roasted malt aroma is offset by some rather cheap smelling grain.

Taste – I really enjoyed the roasted malt flavors, but there was a slight sour tange that made this one disappointing.

Mouthfeel – The cheap carbonation and thin body earned this one low marks.

Drinkability – I was barely able to finish this rather lame attempt at the style.

RoyalT, Jan 13, 2004
Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.86/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Yuengling Brewery Porter (Dark Brewed), American Porter 4.70% alcohol by volume. First time having this brew poured into a pint glass with a little vigor.

A- Vigorous pour lands a one inch tan-brown head that eventually falls to a ring of froth that sticks to the glass with some passion in a star-like method.

S- Scent is slightly disappointing with a small amount of caramel and oak hinting in the forefront and maybe a little brown sugar and maple syrup in the back end of the nose.

T-M- Taste is noted with mild smokiness and hints of caramel chocolate. A light watery mouthfeel pushes the flavors to the back of the tongue and doesn't allow for the body to fully evolve but all and all the flavor is smooth and tolerable and a session at that.

Overall I like this beer and it would pair up to many dishes without breaking the bank when chosing a beer to do so. Cheers!

wesbrownyeah, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

tbryan5, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of kcc
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

kcc, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue I:

Not only is Yuengling Porter one of the originals in the US, they are one of the largest brewers of the style as well. Very dark and inviting, a few shades away from pitch black. Modest tan head crackles down to a short lace that does cling to the glass a bit. Sweet aroma of dark caramel, slightly charred wood and toasted cocoa beans. Creamy medium body has just enough crispness and smoothness to get by. Dry cocoa powder in the palate to start, mellow, but flavorful. Hint of caramel and a very mild burnt grain tone. Hop bitterness keeps the sweetness in check but never becomes a trait to notice, quick kiss of citric flavor middle to end. Tasty semi-dry choco-goodness in the finish.

Yeah, go ahead and call it middle of the road, but this is one of the most drinkable porters around, with a good dose of flavor to boot.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of sponberg
3.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle sampled: brewed in 1999, cellared in the deepest darkest corner of my beer cellar, at cellar temperature, poured into a pint glass.

Aroma: Slightly sweeter than a fresh bottle, but still plenty of roasty malty notes. Deep, deep garnet color. OK head.

The brew starts out with a touch more malty sweetness that in a fresh bottle, with less of the immediate roastiness on the tongue. The flavors seem to have muted, but no cardboard or off flavors were apparent. Finishes with that great, great bitter chocolate & roasted barley flavor that hooked me on this brew in the first place.

Note: Unintentional cellaring. Somehow, four of these ended up in the back of a case of homebrew bottles and were entirely forgotten about for three years. Good to know it ages well, as I have one bottle left from Christmas 1994 - the last bottle of the last six my dad ever bought me. Maybe someday I'll crack it open.

sponberg, Mar 31, 2002
Photo of grynder33
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark pour with a very small head, very faint aroma of maybe coffee, just a touch of chocolate in the first taste and also something grapey, like a wine, overall somewhat thin for a porter, looked hard for other flavors, but they just weren't there. Needs to be bolder.

grynder33, Apr 03, 2004
Photo of generallee
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from tap into a pint glass.

Appearance: It had a very dark brown almost black colored body that is nearly opaque. It formed a thin, light tan head with excellent retention and very good lacing.

Smell: The aroma is full of dark roasted malts with a smoky character and hints of burnt coffee and a touch of hops.

Taste/Mouth feel: the roasted malt has a slight sweetness that mostly covered up by the roasted smoky/burnt notes. There is a nice bitterness from the hops that comes out more towards the finish, which is dry and slowly fades off the tongue. The body is about medium with a smooth texture and carbonation is about average.

Notes: Overall it's a decent porter but not as balanced or refined as others of the style.

generallee, Sep 02, 2008
Photo of nstroup
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

nstroup, May 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Fcip78
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Fcip78, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Jason, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of merlin48
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark mahogany body with a medium sized tan head. Some minor patch lacing.

Aroma is about the weakest for a porter I have ever encountered. Just a hint of dark roasty malt in the form of cocoa.

Medium body and carbonation. Very lager like.

Taste is nicely balanced but not overly impressive. Hints of dark chocolate and roast coffee are joined by a vague hop bitterness. Finishes with a dark roasty bitterness.

Nothing bad here. It's just overly simplistic.

merlin48, Feb 21, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

reitzbrewing, Sunday at 07:07 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

KolbMarley, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

donunrue, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of BluFenderStrat07
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

BluFenderStrat07, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Poppaweasel
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Poppaweasel, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Byeast
2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This porter pours a dark brown color , with a small and quickly fading tan cola head. The aroma is a thin blend of chocolate , some coffee , a bit of sweet malt and some adjunct aroma. The taste is dissapointingly thin as well. Some light , sweet dark maltyness , hint of chocolate and coffee , slight metallic taste , and mild astringency. The mouthfeel is thin. Its a drinkable beer , but for a porter , or any beer really , the flavor is just to thin / watery. Go with their Black and tan- much better , somehow.

Byeast, Dec 08, 2006
Photo of asuburbanman
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

asuburbanman, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark brown, with a beige thin head.

Smell: Nutty and fruity, maybe some toasted malts.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of malts and nuts, some fruits as well but mild, sweeter than bitter.

Overall: Not really a porter drinker, but I am a fan of Yuengling so had to try this one out. It was ok.

Cavanaghty, Oct 28, 2013
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Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter from Yuengling Brewery
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