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Dundee Porter - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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427 Ratings
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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John on 11-04-2006

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3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very dark amber/blackish color with an inch thick, tan head. Has creamy lacing.

Smell - Sweet, toffee, roasted malts, and earthy aromas.

Taste - Roasted malts, caramel and toffee, quite sweet, with earthy and floral hops.

Mouthfeel - Has a thick, creamy body with medium carbonation.

Overall - Not particularly my favorite style of beer but I thought I'd try it out. It's definitely good for what it's supposed to be. I just don't really like coffee flavors in anything.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.53/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Another of the recent drop-offs, courtesy of my local trader, Tone77!

From the bottle: "Be big."; "Roasted and robust"; "Porter is said to have been the brew of choice for London laborers and transportation workers. Like many workingmen, they are big and burly. Unlike most workingmen, they are rich and deep. Face it, labor just ain't what it used to be. Now it gives us eyestrain, carpal tunnel, and expanding pant sizes. Dundee Porter is a throwback to another time when work made your bones tired and people didn't care a hoot about carbs. Be big. Even for a little while."

Oooh, I loves me a porter! My porter pour produced two fingers of thick deep-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep, dark brown with ruby highlights and NE-quality clarity. Nose had a dark chocolate roastiness that made me think of my late father - he was the first person that I knew of that really liked dark chocolate. Mouthfeel was full and creamy and the taste was like dark chocolate ice cream. I closed my eyes at one point and could imagine it as such. Man, was this good! Finish was semi-sweet and deeply chocolaty, but that was OK by this self-avowed hophead. Even I need to step back from the IPA onslaught and remind myself that there are some good malty beers available these days. I can really recommend it as a dessert beer, but to make it a steady diet might be too much for the likes of me. Very nice and worth seeking out.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of homebrew311
2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Part of a mixed 12 pack I received as a birthday present. Poured into a Sam Adams sensory glass. Appearance is cola brown, a bit on the light side for a porter. Quite a bit of clarity at the edges. 2 fingers of brownish head, great retention, some lacing. The nose features some faint notes of raisins and pumpernickel bread. A small amount of roasted grain is present. The taste is pretty plain. Starts with a touch of chocolate malt which fades into nothingness quickly. A bit of a harsh metallic flavor on the end. The mouth feel is thin and well carbonated. Over all, this is a pedestrian porter that I would not seek out.

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2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a dark, opaque shade of amber with a thin, tan, half finger head that doesn't even stay around for 15 seconds. Dull.

S - Clean light toasted barley, hints of cream, plum, and maybe chocolate (I'm stretching). Mild in strength and not entirely inviting.

T - The roasted barley is much more apparent than it was in the nose. A strange watery open bleeds into the roasted malt body. Dark fruits close the beer. It's got decent flavors, but it's incredibly simple and underwhelming. It's a good base, but needs some serious work.

M - Medium bodied, watery through a coarse and dry finish. Oddly built.

D - I'll pass on this one in the future. I'm disappointed by the beer and brewery, though I've only had the sampler pack.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours a dark ebony wood color, minimal light passing through, with a brownish head that is low from the start.

Smells of roasted malts like oats, and coffee. Mild nutty bitterness.

Tastes a bit chocolatey with some coffee sans acidity, and toasty oat like malts again, with a final touch of hop.

Moderate to full body, low carbonation, creamy finish.

Shockingly good porter, almost stout like, and a surprising treat. There are plenty of better porters, but probably not at this price. I would have this again.

Photo of MrOH
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep, dark reddish brown with a big tan head. Good lace.

Lots of caramel and toffee with a hint of roast.

Roast, followed by caramel, and then a bit more roast.

Medium bodied with medium carbontion.

Nothing too complicated, but that's ok, it's a nice easy drinking beer. The whole is definitely more than the sum of it's parts on this one.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Wamesit
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours near-black with ruby highlights and edging. Off-white head that gives way to moderate clumpy lacing.

S - Dark, roasted malts. Caramel, dusty cocoa. Earth. Hint of hops.

T - Cocoa with some coffee. Earthy caramel overtones. Subtle general spectrum hops bitterness tightens up the finish a bit.

M - Medium.

O - A good Porter. Represents exactly the style.

Photo of lackenhauser
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep, deep bronze color-a very dark brown but has some nice clean highlites to it. Malty and toffeeish aroma. Nice chocolatey flavors. Not much in the way of roasted grains. Caramel and toffee dominate. Somewhat of a hop bite in the finish. Lingering sweetness. Ok body wise. I really like this-more of a heavy brown ale then a porter to me.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #118
Served On: 01/29/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

This was in the mixed 'Craft Pack' I found at Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA for around $13.00.

Look: Poured a deep dark filtered mahogany color. The head was a thin layer of light-tan foam.

Smell: Strong roasted malts. Coffee and toffee notes with some earthy hops.

Taste: The taste was absolutely amazing for a Genesee offering. The palate was first hit with a coating of woody French Vanilla. Then the roasted coffee set in. A rustic hop started out the finish – followed by a pleasant coffee and hop bitterness. The mouth feel was very soft a creamy.

This is a great Porter. I’ve had a couple other Dundee offerings and this one is the best so far. Even though it won't quite hold up to an Anchor or a Sierra Nevada, this is till a very solid Porter.

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a pint glass (also sampled in a borrowed nonic, but nothing changed):

A: black body with a big tan/light brown lumpy head with sticky foamy lacing following the beer as it goes down

S: nutty, chocolate, some light coffee subdued but coming out as the beer warms

T: bittersweet through slight coffee and chocolate, bitter hops

M: medium, watery, extremely sessionable, no aftertaste or finish

O: just an average American Porter, not sure if I'd have this again ... ?

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Dundee Porter from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.