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Pro-Am Porter - Wormtown Brewing Co.

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Pro-Am PorterPro-Am Porter

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 6.86%
Wants: 12
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewing Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rudzud on 08-11-2010)
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

06-17-2014 00:19:23 | More by BGsWo22
Photo of smcolw


3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Plentiful lace from the decent size, light beige head. The beer is dark brown where light only comes through on the very edges.

Pleasant aromas of coffee with cream. Modest chalkiness. A little bit of alcohol in the background. If there are hops, they're well blended into the malt.

Relatively thin brew. Mocha flavored with slight milkiness. The malt is more harsh than the smell indicates. Lightly sweet. Surprisingly strong hop bitterness in the swallow. The aftertaste reminds me of coffee grounds, bitter and chewy.

Despite my lower-than-average (thus far) review, I believe this is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 21:46:55 | More by smcolw
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-03-2012 13:16:25 | More by Binger72
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-14-2014 23:32:08 | More by bcm75
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-21-2014 04:03:06 | More by AJ01923
Photo of SABERG


3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a modified tulip glass.

A - Deep dark, nice creamy head, moderate lacing throughout.
S - Hint of leather, cocoa, fig. Pleasant and balanced.
T - Malt base finished cleanly, some lingering chocolate, with a hint of smoke?
M - Silky and clean, this may be Pro ams strong suit. So smooth.
O - Very nice porter, balanced and dare I say refreshing!


Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 20:52:43 | More by SABERG
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3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First Wormtown review, been excited to try their beer.

A- Black ale out of a bomber into a pint glass. Mocha tan head forms to a nice size but doesn't retain all that well. A small pillow and ring fail to leave much lace.

S- A big dose of both dark chocolate roast malt and dark fruits. Not a hugely strong aroma overall. Hints of licorice.

T- A stronger version of the smell. Cocoa, roast malt and dark fruit are again still heavily present. Some earthy hop, vanilla, licorice and toasted nutty hints come through as well.

MF- Moderatly thick body with a good amount of carbonation. Some bitterness in the finish. A bit silky and creamy.

A good porter with plentiful levels of flavor. Something feels a bit thin to me but I still drank this one down easily and enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 03:09:40 | More by cbutova
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District of Columbia

3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate brown, hues of red. Very thin wispy light brown head builds then dissipates.

Nose is heavy roast. Chocolate. Coffee. Caramel and maybe some vanilla, but mostly the roast and cocoa.

Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter up front with a sweet finish. Reminds me of a milky mocha coffee drink with alcohol.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but nice. Coats your mouth well with a warm wet finish.

Overall this is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 23:05:20 | More by nmann08
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3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes on 8/15/11

Bottled March 2011, poured into a standard pint glass.

Pro-Am pours a dark brown almost black body with a good size mocha head with some spotty lacing.

Nose is a bit on the lighter side with some coffee and chocolate notes. Some roasted malt and caramel in there too. Might attribute the lack of punch in the nose to age, but still good.

Very roasty taste with some bittersweet chocolate and coffee notes. The malt profile is good with some caramel that becomes evident in the taste. Not to much of a hop presence, with an ever so slight lingering bitterness.

Creamy and medium bodied with some carbonation on the lower side.

Very well done porter from the brewers at Wormtown, one of the best beers I've had from them to date.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 02:17:35 | More by BennyL1
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3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass

A - nice dark brownish black color here. head doesnt stick around too long however but a ring stays throughout.

S - great roasted malty smell here. coffee and chocolate are in there as well.

T - again roasted malts hit immediately and last throughout. coffee and chocolate tastes are in the background with the coffee taste a bit more prevalent than the chocolate.

M - very good feel for a porter here. maybe a little bit too carbonated for my tastes with this style but its certainly not at all distracting.

O - this is a damn good porter. very glad i had the chance to pick this up as they only made about 900 bottles or so.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 21:49:02 | More by celticfutblclub
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3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Bottled January 2014. Pours a rich black color with over an inch of medium brown head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malts, and earth. The taste is chocolate syrup, roasted malts, peat moss, and a hint of smoke. Some light and sweet coffee but rich chocolate syrup is the main flavor. Small amount of citrus hops. Creamy mouthfeel with a good deal of carbonation. Overall, pretty good Porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:22:27 | More by PicoPapa
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3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to BennyL1 for this bottle!

Appearance - Black body that has flecks of red shining through when held up to the light. Nice khaki head tops it and lasts a good bit. Finishes with good lacing. Couldn't ask much more from a porter.

Smell - Standard, but appealing, porter aromas. Light chocolate from the roasted malts and a nice vanilla smell. Coffee rounds out the back end of the aroma.

Taste - Solid, if not powerful flavors. Milk chocolate and coffee, with a smooth vanilla-like sweetness in the back. It finishes with a very earthy hop flavor. Kinda grassy, really. It's the only part that isn't nice.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, despite being pretty full flavored. It's easy to drink, but it leaves a bit of a strange dryness on the mouth. It makes my teeth feel weird. Yes, that's strange, but that's the way it is.

Overall - A nice, high-quality porter. Not outstanding in many ways, but great to see small breweries putting together beers of this quality.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 01:14:56 | More by Alieniloquium
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-17-2013 01:51:06 | More by Massbmx
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-06-2014 01:20:56 | More by suttondj87
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-31-2012 04:38:26 | More by EZE123
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-26-2014 03:56:49 | More by bleeps
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-23-2014 02:21:10 | More by WesMantooth
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-09-2012 04:29:15 | More by wildcats10
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-26-2013 00:48:52 | More by emottram
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-06-2013 00:38:04 | More by erlenmeyer
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-14-2013 23:35:09 | More by MAbeerNE1
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-18-2014 14:16:17 | More by harsley
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-07-2012 06:10:37 | More by mikereaser
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bomber from FluffyMcTingle; thanks so much! Bottle was from the first bottling a while back, and this review is a transfer from my spreadsheet.

Pours black with dark ruby hues near the edges of the glass that are only visible when held to the light. About an inch of khaki head develops, and leaves ample lacing as it resides. Smells of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and some vanilla; very enticing. Taste is similar, with the roasted malt/coffee grounds staying all the way through. There is an emphasis on the vanilla, and a nice chocolate finish. Medium body with a dry aftertaste that keeps you coming back for more. Overall, a very well done, balanced porter that I would love to have again.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 00:18:43 | More by eclipse54
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-02-2014 05:08:11 | More by Dools9
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Pro-Am Porter from Wormtown Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.