Michelob Porter - Anheuser-Busch
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2.7/5 rDev -19.4%
This is from some old beer notes I found while getting ready for a move.
Appearance: It is light shade of brown with a very small amount of tan head and lace.
Smell: It has a toasted malt smell that is very faint.
Taste: It is mildly chocolate bitter sweet. There is a thinness that in the mouthfeel that I think affects the taste. It has a watery roasted malt character.
Mouthfeel: Thin for this style I would go as far to say on the thinner side of medium.
Overall: An average beer that is a poor example of this style.
01-16-2012 06:58:58 | More by MTNboy
3.3/5 rDev -1.5%
This brew competes pretty well with their AmberBock. I find that the color and pour look a lot alike. The brownish color had a nice tan head on it that lasts for a little while. The smell is roasted but subtle enough for a Michelob drinker to enjoy. The taste has some typical dry roasted malts going on and a hint of cardboard for me. The mouthfeel is decent, it's just a bit too light for a porter I think.
05-14-2011 02:02:58 | More by Knapp85
2.93/5 rDev -12.5%
Pours a semi dark brown with a light tan head. Little lacing.
Aroma is not much. Just kinda roasted. Almost brown ale-ish.
Taste is not very porter ish. Its not bad. But it almost has a lager sort of taste. Almost sort of bock-ish. Little bit of roast.
Mouthfeel is good. Smooth and good carb.
Overall I probably will never buy this. My buddy brought over a 6 pack so it was an opportunity to review it. Plenty of porters avaliable that are much better
03-01-2011 07:28:35 | More by PeprSprYoFace
3.05/5 rDev -9%
A couple shades away from black in color. Ruby hues when held to light. Creamy tan head with good retention and some nice lacing.
Lots of roasted aromas. Touch of bourbon oak as well.
Roasted character carries over in the taste with a mild bitterness of dark chocolate. Touch of licorice and hickory smoke. Mild herbal hop. Not bad until the underlying, applesauce-like sweetness comes in the finish and wrecks the whole thing. The finish just completely ruins the balance (not surprising for AB.)
Lighter in body for a porter. Slick, wet mouthfeel. Good carbonation.
Overall, it is surprisingly drinkable for one of the Michelob line. Fairly average for a porter though.
01-15-2011 22:34:05 | More by bnes09
3.33/5 rDev -0.6%
a: pours a dark brown almost black color with about a half to 3/4 inch head that disappears quickly leaving a trace of lace around the top of the beer and edge of the glass. A lot of carbonation rises to the top of the beer
s: sweet cocoa and roasted malts are the dominant aroma. other than that there is some caramel aroma. there is a crisp aroma from the carbonation
t: cocoa and roasted malts are the dominant flavor. it is light but it is ok
m: light to medium bodied beer with a lot of carbonation
overall, decent porter but one that i will pass on in the future
12-11-2010 22:42:32 | More by happygnome
3.35/5 rDev 0%
I tried a couple of these at a friend's house, so I don't know where he found them or how much they went for. Never saw these in any of the stores I shop at. 12oz brown bottles with a born on date printed on the neck. Mine say 10/04/09 making them a year old already.
The beer poured a cola brown color that was more of a clear dark mahogany shade when held to the light. Nice 2-finger tan head that holds up awhile and leaves lots of lacing.
Very weak nose. Faint caramel, even fainter coffee and chocolate. Not impressive.
Mild caramel malt sweetness along with some chocolate cocoa and coffee flavors. Even with a low 25 IBU rating there are enough hops in here to lend a slight bitterness which lasts through the finish. It's OK, but nothing special.
Between thin and medium in body with high carbonation.
This is a very drinkable beer - one of the better offerings from the Michelob line. That said, there are still much better porters out there to try.
10-26-2010 21:35:11 | More by matjack85
3.45/5 rDev +3%
Serving from a bottle poured into a mug.
A - cola appearance; not quite as dark and rich as I hoped; nice lacing; puffy head
S - charcoal; slightly floral aroma; nutty oak
T - very strong charcoal; hoppy aftertaste
M - watery with a slight foam
D - if you are looking for a good porter, this is probably not the beer for you; this when you crave a porter, but don't feel like you can swing the extra $
07-30-2010 02:12:04 | More by TitanTake
4.58/5 rDev +36.7%
I was really surprised. I love porters and stouts, and that is the only reason why I picked up this Michelob. I wanted to give it a try. It was actually really good.
A: Dark with a nice coffe light brown head.
S: The cocoa was floating around in there. Just like any good porter.
T: Smokey. Let it warm up a little. The sweetness came out later. Shared it with my niece. She like it better cooler.
Drank from a DUVEL tulip glass. Would drink again.
06-19-2010 07:12:53 | More by Armand
3.45/5 rDev +3%
Real dark brown with burnt orange/mahogany highlights. Head was near two fingers of tan but didn't have a lot of staying power. Smells of cocoa, roasty vanilla, and prunes. The taste mirrors the scent, minus the coffee taste that comes in with the cocoa. There's also some vanilla and an extremely slight hint of smoke. This beer was better than I expected, but not really noteworthy.
06-06-2010 03:11:24 | More by alkemy
3.15/5 rDev -6%
On clearance for $2.50 a six pack. Might be expired, but why not?
A: Looks good in a Duvel glass. Huge fluffy head, some sticky lacing. Just a wisp of foam settles after head dies down though.
S: Mostly milk chocolate, toffee, burnt toast, & weak coffee. Kind of a standard porter aroma.
T: More of the coffee, chocolate roasted flavors with a slightly sour twang. There's a vaguely vegetal hops aftertaste that is kind of off-putting (maybe due to being old).
M/D: Could use some more body. Nothing really wow'ed me here. There's a lot better porters to spend money on.
05-31-2010 01:52:23 | More by diamondc
3.45/5 rDev +3%
A- Pours a nice dark brown. Thankfully, it's not a solid beast, but a slightly clear looker, with very dark amber hues where light manages to push through. Fair head, light and desert tan, not much of a head though, but it stays around for a while. Lighter, thinner and less substance than I expected, but not bad looking at all, for a macro American porter.
S- Earthy herbal roasted malts, chocolate, some caramel, some coffee. While strong malts lead, the smell is pushed up from crisp and relaxed hops. Slightly sweeter than a classic English porter, this certainly has an inviting smell. Fades off rather quickly.
T- This is certainly a porter, with big toasted earthen malts first and foremost. Vegetably characteristics, pretty well balanced and decent movement of flavors. Lighter tastes, though, and a sourer, cheap hops finish. Wish it was a heartier beer with bigger, bolder flavors, but for a porter, this isn't terrible.
M- Thin, light, great carbonation, a little watery for a porter.
D- Decent. Good winter session ale if you're looking to catch a buzz but don't want piss-water.
05-17-2010 18:17:40 | More by SamN
3.28/5 rDev -2.1%
I poured into a pint glass to a couple inches of tan head. It is brown in color. The aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, with hints of chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is thinner than I care for. It is easy enough to drink and readily available.
05-11-2010 02:07:59 | More by buschbeer
2.93/5 rDev -12.5%
Acquired this from TheManiacalOne so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
A: This beer pours a dark brown color with a very thin 1/4 inch of offwhite head. Head recedes quickly leaving only minor hints of spotty lacing.
S: Nose is of molasses and hint of roasted malts.
T: Taste starts with a bit of caramel malt and healthy dose of molasses. Middle fills out with very weak roasted malt flavoring. Finish has a hint of coffee and a ibt of a hop bite.
M: Light body, medium carbonation, light on the tongue with a crisp finish.
D: Goes down easily, somewhat tasty, not filling. I like that they are branching out, but haven't been overly impressed with this series.
04-15-2010 14:22:22 | More by Jayli
3.45/5 rDev +3%
Not a heavy porter by any means, yet it tastes very good-you notice the coffee a tad more than the chocolate it is a smooth even drinker with taste (still my 2nd favorite michelob product).
Poors about an inch head which fades quickly. Looks dark with a dark red hue when held up to the light. Smells like a porter with some chocolate and more coffee smell.
I have tried many import and craft porters,this is a good attempt and a good beginning porter.
03-22-2010 18:54:24 | More by AllFineThings
Michelob Porter from Anheuser-Busch
77 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.