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Narragansett Porter - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett PorterNarragansett Porter

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BA SCORE
83
good

263 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 16
Gots: 9 | 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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DStoked

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-26-2013 21:17:29 | More by DStoked
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irs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-26-2013 05:22:25 | More by irs
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tzolandz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-20-2013 23:31:41 | More by tzolandz
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-15-2013 15:14:35 | More by KevinGordon
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DaKur

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-14-2013 23:18:39 | More by DaKur
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snilsen13

Massachusetts

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
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cortez

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-11-2013 22:03:39 | More by cortez
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-08-2013 16:38:32 | More by BColton1
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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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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-06-2013 02:00:57 | More by PEIhop
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Azrael


3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-25-2013 06:15:15 | More by Azrael
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-23-2013 02:29:57 | More by JAHMUR
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-16-2013 22:24:35 | More by Chugs13
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benoit917

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-13-2013 03:15:09 | More by benoit917
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roywilliams

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +35.9%

01-12-2013 23:05:40 | More by roywilliams
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Etan

Wisconsin

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
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Bung

Michigan

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
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Buttermilk

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-11-2013 16:12:03 | More by Buttermilk
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csniezek

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-10-2013 02:45:09 | More by csniezek
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rcatalano

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-06-2013 00:59:00 | More by rcatalano
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Onenote81

North Carolina

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
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jucifer1818

Florida

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
3.5/5

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.
4/5

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.
Its tricky
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

Cheers

12-30-2012 20:14:26 | More by jucifer1818
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TerrenceOBrien

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-28-2012 16:07:47 | More by TerrenceOBrien
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Shakerman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

12-27-2012 15:40:07 | More by Shakerman
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

12-26-2012 14:54:15 | More by BierBliss
Narragansett Porter from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.