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Yuengling Porter (Dark Brewed) - Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Porter (Dark Brewed)Yuengling Porter (Dark Brewed)

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888 Ratings

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Ratings: 888
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 22
Gots: 43 | 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 JordanEllwanger:
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3.23/5  rDev -3.9%

Good dark burgundy tones and a caramel colored head thick and popping. Can't gauge much from the smell save a subtle malt presence. A smooth porter taste with a smoked meat malt flavor. Feels very calm and pleasant to other porters I've tasted. Pretty good drinkability. I could have a few in a sitting.

08-03-2010 02:50:48 | More by JordanEllwanger
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

05-07-2003 13:12:55 | More by oberon
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2.1/5  rDev -37.5%

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.

01-13-2004 01:54:54 | More by RoyalT
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2.86/5  rDev -14.9%

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!

06-13-2013 23:20:01 | More by wesbrownyeah
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-16-2014 03:52:05 | More by tbryan5
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-30-2014 14:57:00 | More by kcc
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3.38/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

11-13-2009 17:15:52 | More by BeerAdvocate
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +17.6%

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.

03-31-2002 21:57:38 | More by sponberg
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3.13/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

04-03-2004 16:42:48 | More by grynder33
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New York

3.6/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

09-02-2008 21:44:36 | More by generallee
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-18-2012 06:08:47 | More by nstroup
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

09-13-2013 06:16:38 | More by dgfool
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-25-2011 07:13:15 | More by TimoP
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-01-2014 10:09:38 | More by Fcip78
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Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

08-16-2014 16:03:36 | More by Doomcifer
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-12-2013 05:57:34 | More by Jason
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3.15/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

02-21-2010 17:30:51 | More by merlin48
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-07-2013 16:31:44 | More by KolbMarley
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-20-2012 05:43:49 | More by donunrue
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

09-19-2012 13:36:57 | More by BluFenderStrat07
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-29-2012 10:52:49 | More by Poppaweasel
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2.8/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

12-08-2006 01:58:32 | More by Byeast
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

02-01-2014 02:24:33 | More by asuburbanman
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

10-28-2013 23:25:07 | More by Cavanaghty
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

09-12-2012 12:57:45 | More by wattoclone
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Yuengling Porter (Dark Brewed) from Yuengling Brewery
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