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Narragansett Porter - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett PorterNarragansett Porter

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BA SCORE
83
good

259 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 16
Gots: 7 | 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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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, black in color, opaque

Smell: roasted malt and chocolate

Taste: roasted malt at the start, chocolate and cocoa that comes in the middle and a medicinal bitterness at the end

Mouthfeel: slightly sweet with a bitter end/aftertaste, moderate-high carbonation, medium bodied

Overall: I was liking this beer until the very end. The aftertaste is just a bit too medicinal and odd. I could have this again, but there are better porters out there.

Serving type: can

02-06-2012 18:50:04 | More by tigg924
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vado

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-29-2012 00:19:09 | More by vado
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caljrjr

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-27-2012 07:32:54 | More by caljrjr
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oberon

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a deep chocolate color with a nice pillowey tannish colored head atop,a nice froth held thru to the finish.Smoke and roast in the nose along with molasses notes coming into play more as it warms.Overly sweet flavors in my opinion with brown sugar being the most prevelent along with alcohol induced sweetness and cocoa,some roast tries to hinder the sweetnes but falls short.It's not bad but the sweetness becomes to much to enjoy it alot.

Serving type: can

01-25-2012 01:22:26 | More by oberon
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ChemBrew

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -72.8%

01-22-2012 23:10:36 | More by ChemBrew
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sevenmoist

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-19-2012 01:25:57 | More by sevenmoist
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-17-2012 02:50:40 | More by Gregwa
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep, deep brown, almost black. Head is a nice tan. Dwindles to a thing ring and vestiges of head on the top of the beer. Some nice lacing. Crazy depth of color.

Smell: Slightly burnt, some chocolate malts. Faint grassiness and a touch of citrus hidden in the back. Milk chocolate with a nice bitter dark chocolate to round it out. Malts are biscuity. Loads of toasted malts.

Taste: Cocoa fused with toasted, and ever so slightly burnt, malts. Doughy malts add sweetness that helps mute some of the deeper chocolate notes. Faintly grassy. Cocoa dust. Hints of coffee and bread crust. Nice balance of flavor. Slight kick of yeast after a bit of warming.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a higher than expected carbonation. Smooth and a touch creamy.

Overall: This is easily one of the easiest drinking porters I've encountered. Not a ton of flavor, but what it has, it does well.

Serving type: can

01-16-2012 02:13:02 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Keginator70

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very hard to be biased. I go home and sigh when I drive by where the old Narragansett Brewery used to stand. I'll try to be fair.

Fast forward to 2012. Big head poured from a 16 oz can which fades at a moderate pace. Lacing lingers to a pint glass but scent is mild. Dark liquid with no hues.

What counts. The taste is buttery malt with a trace of biscuit (ala bock and dopplebock). Bittersweet mouthfeel as slight hop keeps it finish fairly clean. Very smooth and silky.

A very good quaff to initate those who want to a step up from mass produced (well you know) and at $9.00 for a sixer of tall boys is a steal. Plesantly surpising and better than some more expensive choices.

Caution: 7% alcohol can catch you off guard.

Serving type: can

01-14-2012 23:48:03 | More by Keginator70
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a deep brown, with some ruby edging, topped with several fingers of foamy mocha colored head. This retains with a thick ½ finger, just drenching the sides of the glass with heavy lacing that hangs in sticky swathes. The roasted malts here in the aroma have a smoky feel to them, which mixes in with notes of citrus and sweeter feeling cocoa and caramel character to impart a deep smelling green acrid twang in the nostrils.

The taste is burnt coffee flavors, backed by tangier notes of chocolate and caramel. An earthy and gritty feeling hop profile of green citric bitterness rides through the middle of this, leading into a dry and roasty finish that leaves a bit of an astringent presence hanging on the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth feeling crispness to the carbonation and silky textures that run along the back of the throat. This is pretty darn easy feeling, with absolutely no alcohol being picked up here at all, and helps the overall drinkability of this tremendously.

While certainly not the best example of an American Porter, there is no denying that this was flavorful enough and a VERY easy drinking dark beer experience. You honestly can’t beat the price for a six pack of tall boys from this brewery.

Serving type: can

01-04-2012 20:05:41 | More by Kegatron
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-04-2012 04:43:55 | More by whartontallboy
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: can

12-31-2011 20:31:19 | More by SawDog505
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smithmd4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-31-2011 07:45:33 | More by smithmd4
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-28-2011 00:28:33 | More by jjcote
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-27-2011 23:33:50 | More by Rekrule
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-25-2011 22:26:26 | More by Reagan1984
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love those 16 0z. cans! Pours out righteously dark, practically opaque with a beefy, smooth and thick heady cap, slowly dissipation, sticky lace continues.

The aroma is very nice, dark wheat and dark roasty malts, candy chocolate, creamy with a syrup sweetness. Very well rounded and inviting.

The flavor is just spot on Porter style, a hefty, smooth body of malt, dark charred wheat and grains, layers of syruppy chocolate, vanilla. Not a heavy, slick body, rather light in the middle which gives it a very easy to enjoy effect. A dry-earth and mild hop flavor adds just the right balance with gentle bitterness and dry mouthfeel.

I really dig this one, and you cannot beat the price of this stuff.

Serving type: can

12-24-2011 20:56:57 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-21-2011 22:05:46 | More by deapokid
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Being a 'price brand', I was quite surprised at just how good Narragansett's porter was. I was expecting what basically amounted to a "colored" lager (thinking somewhere along the lines of Yuengling Black & Tan), but this was the real deal.

It looked great in the glass with a dark mahogany body beneath a full head of frothy tan. The head retention and lacing were both very good.

It smelled of chocolate and soft fruit, and that carried over into the flavor which delivered a surprisingly rich maltiness. It offered milk chocolate, a darker chocolate with a bit of roastiness, and some very nice apple/strawberry fruitiness. There were some hops as well, grassy and a touch minty, although they tend to stay in the background. The bitterness was firm, and along with the light roastiness it finished dry with some residual lingering chocolate notes, a hint of yeasty fruitiness, and a smear of leafy hops.

I can't knock this beer, and given the price I'd be hard pressed not to recommend it over several of the better known brands on the market. Worth trying.

Serving type: can

12-21-2011 00:17:12 | More by NeroFiddled
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thestranger99

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-20-2011 00:47:17 | More by thestranger99
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zoolzoo

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: can

12-19-2011 21:39:00 | More by zoolzoo
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dcs1548

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-19-2011 15:46:02 | More by dcs1548
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Ilovesuds

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gansett Porter? In a 16 ounce can? When I saw this on the store shelf I had to give it a try. Pours deep brown with a nice creamy head of foam. Nose is predomimently coffee. Nice malty taste with strong coffee and caramel. Mouthfeel okay. Not as sudsy as I would have expected. A decent brew at a decent price. Although I'm not a big fan of porter I would try this again and recommend it.

Serving type: can

12-17-2011 15:19:17 | More by Ilovesuds
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ixnay21

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A:Dark,opaque,almost black

S:alcohol tinge,yeasty,roasted malt

T:nice roasted forefront,slight hop,slight alcohol in the backend

M:On the lighter side for something this dark,little more carbanation then desired.

O:A good american porter. the drinkabilty is great and the quality is worth every dollar

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 23:55:41 | More by ixnay21
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can served in a glass beer mug.

L - black with a beige head that thinned out leaving behind waves of lacing.

S - roasted coffee beans and cocoa.

T - roasted malty sweetness upfront with a hint of black licorice and slight alcohol on the warming finish.

F - medium bodied with a creamy, smooth feel.

O - a good American Porter at a good price.

Serving type: can

12-15-2011 21:42:33 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Narragansett Porter from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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