Narragansett Porter - Narragansett Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +14.9%
I'm very up on this beer. It has the right color and the normal thin head of a porter. What more can you expect? It smells, hardly at all like anything but what do you expect of a porter? It tastes smooth and mainly of roast chocolate and ends on a mild bitter note - not fancy, but because of the alcohol content (7%) there is an added warmth that just it up a notch. The mouthfeel is thick but not too thick and complements the flavor really well.
Overall, it gets added points because its $9 for 6 pint cans. You CAN'T beat that price for a beer this simple and good. Naragansett beers are often like this: excellent representations of the style, not fancy, and at a great price. This one may be my favorite, but their Bock is also and outstanding value.
02-13-2013 19:34:33 | More by snilsen13
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
Pint can into a Revolution pint glass.
A: Pours a hefty-looking dark brown with a thick cap of spongy light tan foam.
S: Roasted grain, light coffee and caramel sweetness, slightly buttery.
T: Chocolatey, slightly harsh roasted malt, a good dose of hop bitteness, dark bread and bitter cocoa.
M: Between medium and thick-bodied with light carbonation.
O: Tasty porter with a surprisingly hefty mouthfeel.
01-12-2013 21:00:37 | More by Etan
3.71/5 rDev +0.8%
Pint can. Semi black dark brown pour. Nice frothy finger of off white head.
Aroma, A little subdued, but a good amount of roast, a fair amount of herbally hops as well. Just a trace of peat, cocoa.
Taste, Caramel and peat up front. It is quite dry, cocoa, pine. A heavy roast malt, subtle coffee. Pretty interesting, improves as it warms.
Mid body, carbonation seems a little high at first but subsides nicely. Drinks quite easy, though it is very dry. Pretty unique, I would have no problem buying a sixer of cans.
01-12-2013 04:15:40 | More by Bung
4.05/5 rDev +10.1%
Always excited to see this one return to my local shop. Grabbed a sixer and was on my way. Drank the first 5 over the last week and saved the last one for a proper review.
Poured into a pint glass, and this one pours beautifully. A deep dark black with a bit of light on the edges. Perfect 1-inch mocha head on top that retained perfectly throughout the drink. After each sip, a sticky ring of lace stuck to the glass. I had to take a picture when all was said and done as I've never seen such perfect lace rings on my glass. A rare perfect 5 for this one.
The aroma is of chocolate powder, dry grainy bread, a little alcohol. Sweet dark fruit aroma noted as well. The body is a little hefty, but still slick enough for my liking to sip straight from the can. Not too filling. Chocolate flavors abound, semi-sweet and rich. Dry cardboard like flavor, husk, a tiny bit of ethanol noted as well. Good roasted character on this one. Light char on the finish.
All-in-all, this is a great Porter, and one of the best from a can, no doubt!
01-04-2013 18:08:12 | More by Onenote81
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
A: the darker side of dark brown, with only the bottom of the glass showing a dark amber colors. On top of this inviting clear dark brown color, is a thick quick appearing head.
I love the way this brew looks
S: IT smells of light chocolate, medium caramel, and light fruity esters (a bit of green apple and pear). no real hop aroma, which is quite odd really.
It is a nice smell, but it does get a bit abrasive on the nose after some time
Taste: this one is conflicting, because this is something I shouldn't like very much, but do. This is actually a rather bitter porter, and I've had bitter porters like this one and haven't liked them before,
however this one works rather well
Maybe its because it starts off with a sweet, lighter chocolate and roaster flavor, and finished off with harsher bittering flavors, with a bit of dark chocolate on the distant part of the after taste.
It is surprisingly drinkable porter for its bitterness
It also covers up its alcohol very well.
mouthfeel: wattery and astringent on the tongue, with a powdery feeling on the after taste (like freshly grinded coffee)
overall: not a bad porter, tho youvcan defiently do better than it. but that's not the point
for the price, booz, quality, and size of this can, it is really a good deal, and a excellent thing to go for if your looking for something different. you could get through a whole party on just two-3 of these
A defient 4/5 from me. I might have this again, might not.
depends on the cash. but defiently worth a first try. It wont dissipoint you, not for its price that's for sure
If you can find it and split a 6 pack with 2-3 friends youl be in for a good night
12-30-2012 20:14:26 | More by jucifer1818
Narragansett Porter from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.