Midnight Porter - Sebago Brewing Company
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3.54/5 rDev -0.8%
Served on-tap at their brewpub in Portland, Maine. This porter was presented in a pint glass.
The appearance is dark brown with one finger of a tan head. It has a nose with barley, some roasted malts and a small dose of coffee. Tipping this back, I taste molasses, dark chocolate, coffee too. Mouthfeel is a light-medium, with smoke and bitterness in the finish. A good porter, worth trying if you appreciate the style.
05-23-2013 22:06:35 | More by mltobin
4.08/5 rDev +14.3%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Nikki's Liquors in North Providence, Rhode Island.
A- Pours a nearly opaque black body with a quite uniform off white head that reduces to a thin white film that leaves some decent lacing. Comparable to Guiness Draught.
S- Toasted malt, sweet coffee beans, toffee, subtle dark fruits.
T- Unexpectedly bold and tasty. Upfront, dark chocolate and roasted coffee ending with a very slight dark fruit flavor that eventually leads to a toasted, nearly burnt malt aftertaste.
M- Slightly thin and over-carbonated for a porter, but super smooth and drinkable.
I enjoyed this porter a lot. It was surprisingly balanced and complex. An underdog in this category, but if you can get your hands on this brew, I'd definitely say it's worth a try.
11-12-2012 18:59:48 | More by gcamparone
3.9/5 rDev +9.2%
On-tap 3/3/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a large beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.
S: The aroma is faint but contains roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with a very creamy coffee flavor followed by background flavors of chocolate and smoke. There’s a hearty roasted malt character and the hops presence is mild but complementary creating a good balance.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid porter worth drinking for a while.
04-15-2012 17:48:19 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.93/5 rDev +10.1%
From the 12 ouncer stamped Bottled 12/26/11. Sampled on March 20, 2012. The pour is a dark chestnut brown with a moderate short-lasting head and decent clinging lacing. The aroma is of roasted dark-kilned malts and little to no hops but seemingly mild. The body is medium to bold and quite filling. The taste is wonderfully dark with its malty, semi-smoked character that ends obviously bitter and lingering.
03-20-2012 21:35:14 | More by puboflyons
4.25/5 rDev +19%
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is jet black, with brown highlights and not a trace of head. Aromas are rich and heavy with dark roasted coffee and a solid malty sweetness underneath. Flavors are very coffee forward, with a sharp bitterness throughout on a mid-bodied, smooth feel. Slight undertones of chocolate can be tasted throughout every once in a while. Tasty brew. The aftertaste is smooth, with a bitter edge to it, and a drying finish, keeping the palate clean. Tasty porter, and very easy to drink.
03-03-2012 04:36:18 | More by GarthDanielson
3.95/5 rDev +10.6%
Poured into a tulip. Dark brown body with a thin light khaki head that has lots of big bubbles.
Standard porter aroma here lots of big coffee notes with hints of dark chocolate with some nice roasted malts in the background. Really a coffee bomb on the pallet with some bitter dark chocolate in the background. Good roast character with a little bit of a bitter finish.
The body is robust with soft carbonation. Overall this one has always been one of my favorites from Sebago. Really a well made go-to porter for me.
02-28-2012 01:33:04 | More by Bendurgin
3/5 rDev -16%
"Midnight, all night."
Iron Maiden, 2 Minutes to Midnight
Pours dark brown but sits almost black in my glass. Poured into a Baxter Brewing can glass as one ME brewery deserves another. Mocha top tan head sticks all over Pamola's moose face.
The roasted malt is a shy maiden in this beer. Faint whiff of earthy hops. Taste is mildly roasty and mildly vapid. Some chocolate and tree bark earthiness in there as well. Flexes a little IBU muscle. Some char comes to the fore as it warms but that's stretch.
Wet and watery like Sebago lake itself.
02-25-2012 13:57:09 | More by donkeyrunner
Midnight Porter from Sebago Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.