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Midnight Porter - Sebago Brewing Company

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Midnight Porter is a blend of Old World style and New World flavor. Our Porter is based on the traditional English style that was designed to be lighter than a stout and more drinkable at any time of day. It was popular among the laborers of the early 1800s and derives its name from this group of people. Caramel malts give this ale body and Black patent and chocolate malts provide its rich, chocolate-like flavor and ruby hue.

35.8 IBU

(Beer added by: MrHurmateeowish on 09-23-2006)
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Reviews by viaingo:
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viaingo

Maine

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Type: American Style Porter
Color: Pitch black. Can't see anything through it.
Body: Smooth and rich. Great porter.
Head: Off white and almost non-existent.
Taste: Smokey and malty up front. Dark chocolate flavor. Smooth throughout.
Aroma: A very malty aroma coupled with a smokey and coffee smell.

Excellent example of a mild porter for the non-porter drinkers. This is the last month to find the Midnight Porter on the shelves, so if you see it, snag it up and try it.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 18:11:07 | More by viaingo
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wiseguywood

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16%

03-18-2014 18:36:05 | More by wiseguywood
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Mbpike

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -23%

10-31-2013 01:07:11 | More by Mbpike
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cw13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-28-2013 15:23:55 | More by cw13
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-08-2013 22:55:47 | More by AlaskanYoung
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brett606

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-06-2013 00:39:17 | More by brett606
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -16%

07-01-2013 13:12:25 | More by Celtics76
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nitter

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

06-28-2013 22:15:20 | More by nitter
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-25-2013 08:35:35 | More by jaxon53
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-01-2013 13:47:43 | More by thegerm87
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jabo134

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-31-2013 01:29:01 | More by jabo134
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angusdegraosta

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

05-28-2013 03:16:54 | More by angusdegraosta
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2013 22:06:35 | More by mltobin
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 18:59:48 | More by gcamparone
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-23-2012 17:23:37 | More by chrispoint
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2012 17:48:19 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Dbrag

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -30%

03-30-2012 16:50:30 | More by Dbrag
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 21:35:14 | More by puboflyons
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jafari

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

03-11-2012 01:19:43 | More by jafari
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12%

03-07-2012 02:10:09 | More by Donsmitty
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 04:36:18 | More by GarthDanielson
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12%

03-03-2012 04:03:23 | More by steve8robin
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Bendurgin

Maine

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 01:33:04 | More by Bendurgin
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 13:57:09 | More by donkeyrunner
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RTEdmunds

New Hampshire

2.78/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

poured from a 12 oz bottle.

dark but not opaque. nice frothy tan colored foam forms, but it mellows out after a minute or so.

smells like roasted nuts and malt.

initially tastes fine, but I detect some strange almost metallic aftertaste. turned me off.

medium mouthfeel, a bit more carbonated than I expected.

Maybe it's just me, but I couldn't get over that strange aftertaste. kind of disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 23:44:46 | More by RTEdmunds
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Midnight Porter from Sebago Brewing Company
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