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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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blt2646

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-14-2013 02:45:28 | More by blt2646
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-07-2013 04:39:02 | More by JTomczak
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ufmj

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-05-2013 18:34:25 | More by ufmj
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-26-2013 08:59:21 | More by jaxon53
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chinchill

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2013 03:59:29 | More by chinchill
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emerge077

Illinois

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.

Serving type: can

06-10-2013 01:21:32 | More by emerge077
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LeahM

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-20-2013 18:59:07 | More by LeahM
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jl28r1

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-18-2013 16:23:57 | More by jl28r1
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Curloftheburl

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-10-2013 08:13:33 | More by Curloftheburl
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice deep brown color with a tan colored head on top. The retention and lacing are very good on this brew. The smell is roasted, slightly chocolatey and had an earthy yeast aroma. The taste is roasted with nice earthy flavor. The hops don't really come through all that much. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Good carbonation also. Overall I was impressed with this beer . Much better than I expected.

Serving type: can

05-06-2013 03:37:39 | More by Knapp85
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PoppyParthenonE

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-01-2013 15:16:10 | More by PoppyParthenonE
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-23-2013 06:05:00 | More by Kelp
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GFD400

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

04-16-2013 23:39:08 | More by GFD400
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olbubba

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-13-2013 01:23:28 | More by olbubba
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-10-2013 00:33:25 | More by beertardis
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-07-2013 14:37:25 | More by DrunkinYogi
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wroywel

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-06-2013 20:52:53 | More by wroywel
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garfscores

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

04-05-2013 01:53:39 | More by garfscores
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - black with a huge, thick, dense, brown head that has great retention

S - big chocolaty aroma, roasted malts, toffee

T - chocolate, roasted malts, grainy, earthy hoppy bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This beer is a bit disappointing. Upon first glance, it looks great in the glass and smells promising. The flavor however does not follow suit. An adjunct graininess comes through that does not mesh well at all with the roasted malts. This mismatch takes away from the drinkability as well. In the end, this is a beer with promise, but in its current formula does not deliver. I probably won't be picking this up again.

Serving type: can

04-03-2013 19:00:26 | More by tdm168
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-30-2013 00:17:35 | More by raythealeman
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Rich, dark brown brew with a healthy and frothy tan head. Super sticky and retentive head.

S - Metallic water aromas. Raw mineral water twang and the smell of a wet piece of metal. Not much in the way of roasted scents or chocolate. By the ingredients, I expected a robust scent.

T - The flavor profile is much more attractive than the nose. Some semi sweet chocolate, but mostly a bitter hop taste. I was hoping for more roasted, viscous, malt bite and some sweetness. Im not sure whats really going on here, as it's tasting like a bitter lager. Lacking that "imperial" flavor and body.

M - Light-medium bodied, pretty drinkable. Bitter on the palate and dry after the finish.

O - Not a bad choice, but between my hopes for a robust porter and a complex "imperial" style porter I was left wanting.

Serving type: can

03-24-2013 00:49:50 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Tumble

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-15-2013 00:18:15 | More by Tumble
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Trevormcraig

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-11-2013 12:03:59 | More by Trevormcraig
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jhb138

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

03-09-2013 22:45:34 | More by jhb138
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a six pack of tall boys of these at the local Total Wine for the gut busting price of $3.99 for the six pack. I didnt care how good or bad this beer was: that was a steal!

Pours from the 16oz can into a half liter Gordon Biersch pint glass, one of my faves for stouts and pilsners. There is quite a large, stuffy, voluminous head of about three fingers in size. Tons of lacing and the head stays put for nearly the duration of the consumption.

Aroma is prototypical porter, bordering on stout. There seems to be some alkalinity in the aroma. Backed up with a nice amount of dark roasted malts in the way of toasty bread and charred flax seed. The coffee is kept to a minimum, and there is a slight hint of caramel, but the toasted bread reigns supreme.

Decent flavor. There is nothing inspiring about this one, rather insipid. There is definitely more of a pronounced coffee flavor and even some bitterness in the flavor which tilts this one back toward the stout style. This may truly be a hybrid. Slightly salty, alcohol is noticeable, bitter, long dry finish comparable to a dry stout. The mouthfeel is kind of thin and slightly watery, but certainly holds its own.

A true hybrid this one is, but also a very nice beer. I have been overloaded with hoppy IPAs recently so this was a welcome departure from those. This six pack will be fully enjoyed.

Serving type: can

03-09-2013 20:48:46 | More by SaCkErZ9
Narragansett Porter from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.