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Narragansett Porter - Narragansett Brewing Co.

Narragansett PorterNarragansett Porter

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BA SCORE
83
good

255 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 255
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%


Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
It is brewed with chinook hops for bitterness, simcoe hops for aroma, black malt, pale malt, chocolate malt, munich malt, crystal malt, roasted barley, and ale yeast, giving it an imperial taste.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 01-01-2007)
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CADMixes

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-06-2013 03:04:09 | More by CADMixes
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Loco_Joe

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-05-2014 21:54:06 | More by Loco_Joe
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-30-2014 00:20:01 | More by PrimScrewhead
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

03-11-2014 14:22:45 | More by hopley
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illpass78

Maine

4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pint can poured into a nonic.

Appearance: Pours a solid black with a one-inch tan head that recedes to film fairly quickly. Lacing is moderate. Carbonation hard to gauge because it's so dark.

Aroma: Coffee and dark, bitter chocolate dominate the nose. Fairly well hopped, too. Some booze is noticeable.

Taste: Follows the nose, and it's pretty terrific. It's a deep, rich, somewhat burnt-tasting porter full of bitter black coffee and chocolate. Pretty excellent porter - not fancy, but an excellent representation of the style.

Mouthfeel: Thick, solid body. Not watery at all. Has the ideal level of richness and fullness for a good porter.

Overall: One of my favorite porters. It's off the seasonal market right now, and I'm hopeful it comes back, because it really hits all the notes for a strong, flavor-packed porter. It has nearly 100 years of history behind it, and deserves a more heralded place in brewing history.

Serving type: can

02-21-2014 13:28:13 | More by illpass78
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rjm0715

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-03-2014 22:33:01 | More by rjm0715
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-21-2013 20:16:37 | More by jaydoc
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dvorsd

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-21-2013 11:52:47 | More by dvorsd
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Flossman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-12-2013 00:10:24 | More by Flossman
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Streetcore

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-10-2013 19:05:53 | More by Streetcore
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-29-2013 18:39:06 | More by HattedClassic
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

09-10-2013 13:43:53 | More by mendvicdog
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-28-2013 17:40:37 | More by Madfish85
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Ajlvt

Washington

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-26-2013 03:28:38 | More by Ajlvt
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-17-2013 20:47:25 | More by Lamdawg420
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greenmtn1111

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a standard pub glass.

Pitch black with a very large tan head. Faint chocolate on the nose with sweet malted barley and some floral hops. There’s not much aroma to this one. Taste is sweet up front, of hard candy, licorice, mild coffee and it finishes much drier. The body is very thin for a porter, but the alcohol is decently hidden for 7%. The flavors in this aren’t all that outstanding and I would expect more body and substance for a 7% beer. I wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase this.

Serving type: can

08-06-2013 03:21:09 | More by greenmtn1111
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-27-2013 03:27:52 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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blt2646

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-14-2013 02:45:28 | More by blt2646
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-07-2013 04:39:02 | More by JTomczak
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ufmj

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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jaxon53

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-26-2013 08:59:21 | More by jaxon53
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Narragansett Porter is clear but nearly black and nearly opaque, with a long lasting tan head. Excellent lacing.

Aroma: light fruity with the expected medium and dark malts.

Taste: wow! this has a lot of flavor, and very good flavor. Lightly sweet, with plenty of medium and dark roasted malts.

O: While not a 'big' beer, I was pleasantly surpised at the quality and 'size' of this beer. Very nice porter; recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2013 03:59:29 | More by chinchill
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emerge077

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Inkjet code printed on the bottom of the can reads "3032 1205, guessing the first part is a Julian date, making this beer 7-8 months old.

Black in the glass, reddish brown and clear as it is poured. Billowing tan foam, a collar of sticky suds adheres around the sides, and an ever present skim covers the surface. Good retention, and lace coats the glass.

Aroma is somewhat faint, vague floral hop and light roasted malt.

Light bodied and slightly watery, but full of roast malt flavor. Dry bitter roast lingers long into the aftertaste, which is almost better than the initial taste. Slight astringency at first also. Pretty easygoing and drinkable, though there are better porters out there. Hope to try a fresher sample and get a 2nd impression of it.

Serving type: can

06-10-2013 01:21:32 | More by emerge077
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LeahM

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-20-2013 18:59:07 | More by LeahM
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Narragansett Porter from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.