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Dragonmead Honey Porter - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead Honey Porter
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2002)
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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LilBeerDoctor:
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 6/19/2010. On nitro tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of chalky malt (it did not have a strong aroma). Flavor of bitter chocolate, light honey sweetness, and sweet roasted malt. A decent porter that is on the sweet side.

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-23-2010 23:27:48 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Michigan

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06-09-2012 21:03:36 | More by Dyerseve
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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Michigan

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StargherKing

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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer is a dark, dark color, with just the slightest hints of ruby at the edges and a coffee colored head. Beautiful to look at, and almost as nice to drink. The smell is coffee, cocoa, and just a hint of caramel or toffee, with an underlying alcohol character (and honey sweetness). Taste is very similar to the smell, with the coffee and cocoa taking center stage and the alcohol almost overpowering the toffee and caramel notes. Luckily, the sweetness helps to balance that out. Mouthfeel is good, nice and thick, with just a hint of stickiness. The drinkability isn't the best, I was actually surprised that this didn't have the highest ABV of the beers I had at Dragonmead. That being said, it was a perfectly enjoyable beer, and I'd jump at the chance to have another.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-23-2007 01:20:11 | More by StargherKing
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark with ruby highlights and a dark brown head. Clumpy, sticky lacing with decent retention. Pleasant, malty aroma with a bit of burnt character and light smokiness. Mild bitterness with just a little C-hop flavour, semi-sweet chocolate with a little burnt malt. Very low carbonation with a smooth, medium/full body. A nice porter and a pleasure to drink. I'll have this again if it's available during my next visit.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-06-2007 01:13:21 | More by DrJay
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granger10

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On hand pull at Graydon's Crossing. Pours a really dark color with a nice sized foamy tan head. Aroma was weak with only a bit of honey and mostly chocolate and wood. Taste however was much stronger on the honey flavors. It's weird to see a beer this dark with so much honey flavor. A bit of dark chocolate lies in the background. A touch of cask element added with the body and wood flavors. Slight buttery flavor at the very end which I always seem to get with Dragonmead. Very smooth if not the most complex beer. Easy drinking. No way this is 6.3% abv, more like 4% or 5%. A bit too sweet for me to session but the pint went down easily and I gladly had another.

Serving type: cask

07-02-2006 15:34:39 | More by granger10
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ahking

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the cask conditioned, hand pulled version of Dragonmead's Honey Porter. Black in color, remarkable creamy head, fluffy and tan. One of the best I've ever seen. Super mellow flavor with with lots of honey. Not usually a fan of honey-brown type beers, but this was great. A little low on the hops, but this is excusable. Cask conditioning really mellows out this beer. Some very slight cask flavors are evident (vanilla, hewn wood).

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walleye

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had is a little while ago. sampler from the brewery. poured dark dark red with a brown head that left a little lacing. aroma, honey, malts, toffee and dark cherries. flavor a strange sourness, than a touch of honey, toast, coffee a a hint of alcohol. not to bad

Serving type: on-tap

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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a dark brown/black with a tan head that quickly fades and leaves tiny spotty lacing around the glass.
Smell is of ringwood butterscotch with some chocolate malt and caramel.
Taste is sweet honey and chocolate with caramel malt.
Mouthfeel is sweet, medium/full bodied with a caramel sweetness that overtakes the brew.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2005 22:38:55 | More by weeare138
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Shovelbum

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor, MI.

Arrived with a creamy tan head that left decent lace. Near-black in color. Smell was very clean. Tasted of roasted coffee and rich dark chocolate. Slightly smoky. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overwhelming. Surprisingly not too sweet either-- the honey is vaguely present but seems to contribute most to the smoothness of the body. A light body for a porter.

This is an easy drinking porter, and would provide a nice introduction to darker beers for the uninitiated. Would also make a good session porter, although the alchol level may be a concern for some.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-20-2005 12:54:02 | More by Shovelbum
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xgrigorix

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap, presented in a shaker pint.

Deep dark brown, borderline black. Some reddish highlights around the edges. Puffy beige coloured head retains well, and leaves some patchy lace behind.

Dark fruit & honey aromas, along with some black malt.

Roasty, & warm flavoured. Honey ties it together from start to finish. Some dark fruit flavours linger, and just a kiss of hops lead to an off dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Interesting, but didn't wow me.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2005 03:00:09 | More by xgrigorix
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proc

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this one. Poured out to a beautiful black in the glass with a slight head. Pronouced aroma of roasted malt. Excellent taste with the said mentioned roasted malt on the forefront with just a hint of sweetness. Very creamy mouthfeel. This could easily be a session porter.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-03-2003 13:17:06 | More by proc
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marburg

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A lazy beer. Maybe the uber-happy pot smoker of beers. Mellow.

Brown color, medium-bodied. Creamy, lingering dark-ish head.

Mild, mellow aromas -- just the lightest hints of honey blend with some sweet-ish malts. Very smooth, cohesive, coherent brew.

Chocolate malts. Honey. A little toffee character. A bit bitter from the roasty toasties at the end.

Lazed sweet porter bliss.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-02-2003 21:16:08 | More by marburg
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on nitro-tap. Made with 25 lbs of honey per batch, as well as dark chocolate wheat malt. OG=1.059. Clear, dark brown mahogany with a thick, creamy light tan head atop small bubbles with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is of dark chocolate, medium-roast coffee, grains, black patent and chocolate malts. Mouthfeel is smooth, but not creamy as I was expecting. Usually honey is added to give beer a lighter body, but this brew has more body than their "normal" Woody's Perfect Porter. Easy to drink, but with a dry, burnt finish. There is an astringent bourbon note in this porter as well, with a crisp, acidic mouthfeel in the finish.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-03-2003 21:02:36 | More by Mitchster
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