Narragansett Porter - Narragansett Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RunawayJim:
3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I managed to actually find a place that had the elusive (at least to me) Narragansett Porter. I had this on tap at the Wild Colonial Tavern in Providence.
The beer poured a nice dark ruby/brown color with a small head that quickly disappeared. Smelled of roasted malts and nothing more really... maybe a little caramel malt in there as well. Taste was nice and roasted/toasted malt with an ever so slight hint of caramel and just enough hops to balance it out without taking away from the nice roasted flavor. The beer is not too thin and not to thick... it's just right. The carbonation is just right as well. All in all, I really enjoyed this beer. It's a great no frills porter. I had 2 of these tonight and could've kept drinking if I wasn't driving.
Serving type: on-tap
02-14-2008 03:53:50 | More by RunawayJim
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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
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
Narragansett Porter from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.