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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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Loco_Joe, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

PrimScrewhead, Mar 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

hopley, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of illpass78
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.

illpass78, Feb 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

rjm0715, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jaydoc, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

dvorsd, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Flossman, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Streetcore, Nov 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mendvicdog, Sep 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Madfish85, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Ajlvt, Aug 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Lamdawg420, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of greenmtn1111
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.

greenmtn1111, Aug 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

GonzoHomebrewer, Jul 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

blt2646, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JTomczak, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

ufmj, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

jaxon53, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Narragansett Porter is clear but nearly black and nearly opaque, with a long lasting tan head. Excellent lacing.

Aroma: light fruity with the expected medium and dark malts.

Taste: wow! this has a lot of flavor, and very good flavor. Lightly sweet, with plenty of medium and dark roasted malts.

O: While not a 'big' beer, I was pleasantly surpised at the quality and 'size' of this beer. Very nice porter; recommended.

chinchill, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Inkjet code printed on the bottom of the can reads "3032 1205, guessing the first part is a Julian date, making this beer 7-8 months old.

Black in the glass, reddish brown and clear as it is poured. Billowing tan foam, a collar of sticky suds adheres around the sides, and an ever present skim covers the surface. Good retention, and lace coats the glass.

Aroma is somewhat faint, vague floral hop and light roasted malt.

Light bodied and slightly watery, but full of roast malt flavor. Dry bitter roast lingers long into the aftertaste, which is almost better than the initial taste. Slight astringency at first also. Pretty easygoing and drinkable, though there are better porters out there. Hope to try a fresher sample and get a 2nd impression of it.

emerge077, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

LeahM, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jl28r1, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Curloftheburl, May 10, 2013
Narragansett Porter from Narragansett Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.