Dundee Porter - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.1/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This brew was served from the tap at The Genesee Brew House in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a house hefe glass glowing a deep reddish amber. It held a film of a head of big white and creamy bubbles, leaving flecks of lacing down the glass as the liquid receded. Carbonation appeared average, and no haze or sediment was noted. The nose showed adjuncty grain, sweetness of cooked raisin syrup, warmed brown sugars, and big caramel malts. Our first impression was that, as in the nose, the flavoring was much sweeter, and less roasty, than expected. The taste opened with rich caramel sugars, fig sweetness, and booze. The flavoring mirrored that of a cheaper Scotch ale. The middle peaked with a dryer toasted malt on the back, with more caramel and bright dextrin sweetness continuing to show through. Finally some deeper chocolate notes came on the back, with a renewed fruity sweetness of cherry, and hints of orange flesh. The aftertaste breathed mildly of roasted malts, light caramel toast, fusel booze, and warmed plum pudding. The body was light to medium, and the carbonation was the same. Each sip gave decent slurp and smack, but little in the way of cream or froth. The mouth was coated, with little dryness to the palate. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank decently.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the flavoring. The nose showed big sweetness (much more than expected, actually) with strong caramels and dark, boozy fruit. The appearance, on the other hand, showed hues of a much lighter style, which was due, according to our served, to the generous use of chocolate malts, rather than the typical mix with roasted barley. This, coupled with the aroma, gave the air of a different style, which we felt to be a little too liberal of an interpretation, as the big, roasty qualities of the style were certainly lost amongst the sweetness and fruitiness.
Serving type: on-tap
11-26-2012 02:22:53 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
3.01/5 rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
A dark amber in color, but not opaque or cloudy when held up to the light. a medium head which dissipates relatively quickly.
Smell is somewhat faint, a little malty with maybe a tiny bit of nut.
Malty and sweet, with a note of chocolate, and a very faint smokiness. Also has a slight metallic aftertaste that I have noticed in other Dundee beers.
Feels light, not as creamy as some other porters. Lightly effervescent.
This beer is from a sampler pack of Dundee beers and like most of the ones I've sampled, it is OK, but doesn't quite stack up to others of it's kind. Although this is the best beer of the sampler, it still seems like a watered down version of a true porter. But it is easy to drink, the flavor is enjoyable, and the 6.5% ABV leaves a nice buzz. I would buy a 6-pack of this if I saw one, if only because the price is fairly cheap.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2014 02:05:56 | More by jrnichols
Dundee Porter from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.