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Narragansett Porter - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett PorterNarragansett Porter

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265 Ratings

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 18
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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1/5  rDev -72.8%

ChemBrew, Jan 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

disemgrowler, Feb 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Kudashov
2.15/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a sixer for the Bruins game this evening. This brew is as dull as the Bruins power play. I enjoy porters during the cold months but this will not be in the fridge as the winter months approach . No aroma , mouthfeel , and flavor for that matter will make me pass on this brew . Brown fizzy water is all I can say . Pricepoint wise it is great , $9.00 for a 6 pack of pounders but the ol' line " you get what you pay for " , rings true . The body of this brew is just too thin .

Kudashov, Dec 08, 2010
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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

jhb138, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
2.35/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

16oz Tall boy can poured into a pint glass.

A: Very dark brown with a big, thick, mocha colored head. Good retention and lots of sticky lacing.

S: Burnt grain, semi-sweet baker's chocolate, roasted coffee, an unidentified sweet, sugary smell, some hay, and very faint grassy hops.

T: Opens with some chocolatey roastiness and a cola-like sugary sweetness. Slightly astringent burnt grain follows, along with some roasted coffee. A flash of wood dashes across the tongue, and is closely followed by what tastes like some corn. Grassy, herbal hops are just barely noticeable. Stays sweet into the finish with cola and chocolate.

M: Prickly carbonation cuts through a moderately thick and almost syrupy body.

D: Low. I really didn't even care to finish the glass I had, though I trudged through it.

Notes: Just too sweet. It tastes more like a soda than a beer. Spend $2 more and get yourself a sixer of some Mayflower Porter or Smuttynose Robust Porter.

ryan1788a5, Jan 06, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

beerFool28607, Mar 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

AndyTaylor, Feb 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

crobinso, Jul 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

patrick802, May 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of zoolzoo
2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Excited to try what I expect to be another good beer in Gansett's solid line up.

Pours brown/black, pretty much opaque. Frothy khaki head.

Im not pulling much out of the aroma. Roasted malt, grains...not much here.

The taste, however, is more assertive. Roasted malt, bitter chocolate. Finish is sweet, with a surprising boozy bite as well. Im catching a sour note mid sip, some weird tartness here and there. Im calling it an off flavor.

M: Creamier than I expected, carbonation is a little lower as well. I would have liked a few more bubbles.

O: Not the best offering from Narragansett, and nowhere near the best porter on the shelf.

zoolzoo, Dec 19, 2011
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2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured 16 oz can into a 20 oz Duvel tulip. Pours close to completely black, with a massive 4 inch sticky tan head, that slowly settles into a layer of foam, and lots of webbed lacing. Smell is roasted malts, bread, some chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is lots of vanilla and very sweet. Body is basic, a little more syrupy then I like. I like thick, but this is different, kind of stale. Not very impressed.

SawDog505, Dec 31, 2011
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2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a brownish/black translucent Coca-Cola colored body with a small off-white head.

Nose is very faint with only some subtle dark malt smells. There's a very clean malt smell, but it definitely has that roasted sort aroma as well.

Taste is medium to light bodied which is actually very surprising since it's 7% abv. Very deceptive. Very simple porter flavors with a surprisingly big dark malt burnt bitterness and/or hop flavor. There's a firm undertone of a basic macro lager type malt in this beer but then masked by the bigger dark burnt, citric and sour flavor, which really dominates this beer and almost hides any other flavors. It honestly tastes like an amped up version of the Narragansett Lager with some caramel coloring and dark malts thrown in. There's a firm bitterness in this beer, and there's definitely a bitter flavor, but it's hard to discern if it's the malt or hops. It ends with a mild lingering sour, and almost minty, sort of taste.

An interesting beer. I absolutely love Narragansett Light and think in the world Miller Lites and others BMC light beers it is hands down the best beer in it's category on the planet. However I tend to find Narragansett's other beers very lacking compared to other beers in the same category. They taste more like amped up versions, or variations of their lager rather than pushing the envelope in the style like the light seems to. That being said, it's still a very decent porter and at less than $1 a 16oz can one of the best deals out there.

taez555, Dec 06, 2010
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

ufmj, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

DStoked, Feb 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

wroywel, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

chrispoint, Jun 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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Narragansett Porter from Narragansett Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.