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

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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

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Beer added by: John on 11-04-2006

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Photo of donteatpoop
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep dark brown, almost no light gets through. Nice thcik tan head and good retention and lacing.

Smells of carmel malts.

Tastes really good. Roasted and carmel malts dominate... tasting hints of chocolate.

Nice thick body, no unpleasant aftertaste.

Certainly not a session beer, by the end of the second I was done drinking it for the night; but a great beer all the same.

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dundee- Porter

A- Deep dark brownish black with a big foamy head. Good lacing on the glass.
S- Nice roasted coffe beans and semi-sweet chocolate.
T- Sweet chocolate with a good creamy coffee flavor. Light flavors on the tongue.
M- Sweet and creamy with a nice dry finish. Slight hop presence in the end.

Overall- The best of the variety 12 pack. Easy to drink and enough flavor to make it sessionable.

Photo of Tone
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a 1/3 inch off-white head. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of roasted malts, but it is oddly weak. Fits the style, but a little on the weak side. Tastes of roasted malts, but the hops are limited to a light background. Smooth, coats the mouth, and low carbonation. The overall body is a little weak, but there's enough sweet, bitter, and roasted malts to make up for it.

Photo of Arbitrator
1.85/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Chilled bottle into a glass.

A: Dark brown with amber tones. Opaque. Head recedes quickly, lacing is light.

S: Sweet malts, toast, molasses.

T: Tastes like the smell... Sweet malts, molasses, some coffee.

M: Light bodied and a little watery.

D: The best of the sampler case I picked up. Not something I'd seek out for my own drinking. But Dundee has struck me as a very good social / game / party beer, and out of their lineup I'd select this one for an occasion.

Photo of colts9016
3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A very dark brown with hues red there is little to no head. The nose is dark chocolate, toasted malt and hints of molasses and hops. The taste is more like a stout. I was hoping for a thicker body and a fuller mouth feel. Overall an okay porter.

Photo of abcsofbeer
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, the color of this beer is dark brown with some rosy hi-lites. It is topped by a one finger tan head that leaves some nice sticky lacing. The aroma is mainly roasted malts. The taste has a small bite of bitterness, like mild coffee. I also detect some sweetness from mildly roasted malts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation.

Photo of WakeandBake
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A dark cola color pour,with a finger of kaki colered head,Smells like coffee that's been sitting around all day on the burner. Very dark and nice.A pleasant surprise with this taste. Very dark and toasty, loads of coffee flavors and caramel malt.Very nice/drinkable little porter here.

Photo of spike882
4.32/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark in color, almost black with ruby brown color showing around the edges. Pours with a nice two inches of light tan head than lingers for a good amount of time and leaves generous lacing on the glass.

Smell of ripe fruits, molasses, chocolate, and sweet malt. Very nice balance.

Taste is full and satisfying but not overwhelming. A lot of the character in the smell is present in the taste and is sweet and chocolatey but not overpowering. Dark chocolate bitterness remains in the finish but is very enjoyable. Although there is a lot of flavor this one is a very easy drinker.

Photo of thekevlarkid
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer was a near opaque liquid that had a one finger head of tan foam that settled down into a clingy cap. Good retention and some broken curtains of lacing. The aroma was malty, roasted and semi-sweet caramel with lots of chocolate and hints of ripe fruit. The flavors were an interesting and enjoyable blend of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and some nougat with an underlying fruitiness. The finish was long and coffee-like in bitterness. The body was medium-full but not as rich as it could be. Still, I found this beer smooth, pleasant to drink and affordable. A great session choice.

Photo of youngleo
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured to a two fingered thick head. Head was caramel in color, and also hung around a while. Had some very nice lacing. Porter was almost black in color with a slight brown hue. Smelled of caramel and burnt coffee. Smelled good. Tasted of burnt coffee with a little chocolate and malt. You could also taste a little alcohol. Felt a little thick in the mouth. Carbonation was good. Would love to make a session of these. Will buy again. Good value for the money.

Photo of beachbum1975
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Decided to grab another beer from my sampler pack.

Pours a nice dark brown with amber/ruby highlights. Opaque with a nice tan with minimal lacing.

Smells of sweet malts, molasses and a touch of brandy.

Tastes like the nose with hints of molasses, brown sugar and light coffee. A bit inconsistent and watery at times. Strange, green apple-like puckering finish. Light bodied with medium flavor.

Definitely my favorite offering from High Falls.

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

I had not had a Dundee in a while (used to drink the honey brown back when it was cheap but, in my opinion at the time, better than average macro lager). I had this porter from the now ubiquitous Dundee 12 packs that look like a craft brew variety pack. Only had a chance to try the porter.

A; solid, what I'd expect from a porter. Brown enough, not much head.
S: I was surprised given my low expectations to get a strong whiff of chocolate (nice) and toasted grain.
T: solid taste of grain and chocolate.
M: definitely worth sipping and tasting, but smooth (thin) enough to drink at a comfortable pace.
D: good in this category; I gave it an extra .5 for its reasonable price, good quality ratio.

Photo of brdc
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks azurelimits for this one. Small capped bottle poured into a snifter. The bottle actually states JW Dundee's, not Dundee.

Near black, no head.
Aroma is very faint, and so is the taste. I let the beer warm up hoping for an improvement, and not much happens. A few signs of toasted malts, faint alcohol, coffee. Very little here, did not finish mine.

Photo of generallee
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The pour produces a one inch thick foamy head. It has a light tan color and very good retention. It fades very slowly and makes some cool, slick lacing as it makes its way down the glass. The body has a very dark brown color that is nearly opaque with dark, deep crimson highlights.

Smell: The aroma is rather light and has some light roasted malt notes with some leafy hops and a hint of sweet caramel.

Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor has solid base of sweet roasted malt with dark caramel and light coffee notes. Hop flavor is modestly balanced and has a nice leafy tone with a very slight metallic touch creeping in as well. The finish has a quick flash of roasted flavor before quickly fading off the tongue. The palate has a solid medium body and a slick smooth texture with well balanced carbonation.

Notes: Overall this was a very solid Porter with good drinkability. To me this is one of the better offerings from the Dundee craft beer line of the High Falls Brewing Co.

Photo of Clydesdale
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with a moderately large, frothy tan head with above average retention. Lacing is quite good. Some ruby tones when held up to light.

S: Roasted malts, hints of cocoa and caramel. Perhaps a nutty aroma and a whiff of alcohol as well.

T: Nice roasted malt with a vaguely buttery/caramel hint. Some subdued cocoa and perhaps a bit of coffee as well. Vague notes of alcohol, nuts, and smoke are barely noticeable.

M: If not thick, then it's at least moderately robust. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel.

D: As far as porters go, this is a nice, middle of the road offering. Probably the best of the Dundee sampler pack, it's a great porter for the price.

Photo of clayrock81
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, almost black body with a small head and very little lace. A light smell of roasted malts and some chocolate and some other sweet malts, but nothing stands out. A nice, smooth beer with some creaminess to it. While not outstanding the beer has a nice touch of roasted malts and caramel with hints of chocolate. Medium and almost full bodied, this beer surprised me. A good porter that isn't bad to have.

Photo of midaszero
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Opaque dark brown with tiny coffee head and no lacing

S - Little bit of a coffee choclate smell slight chemical smell

T - Sharp coffee and chocolate flavor coasts the gums a little

M - Medium body and medium carbonation

D - Not as bad as a expected. Decent porter actually. Wouldn't neccessarily mind sitting down with one in the cool weather

Photo of Squelch
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep dark brown or black. Tan head dissipates fast.

Smell: Wonderful malt and roasted aromas. best part of this beer.

Taste: Lacking based upon aroma. Could have been so much more. Pretty bland. Was expecting to be hit with huge roasted flavors. Mildly roasted and ester flavors from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: Pretty heavy.

Drinkability: Very nice beer. Well done.

Photo of thain709
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A nice dark brown...bordering on black...mocha head with good lacing throughout

S - I did not like the smell at all...i got hit with a whiskey scent

T - Although I was turned off by the smell...the first step turned me around...Great smooth malt flavor with a coffee finish

M - Not too thick and perfectly smooth in the palate

D - A good porter for the price...not bad tasting for the price either

Photo of mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this one in the fridge in the cabin when we checked in, looks like it was left behind by the last occupant, but no matter, it was still getting tried. Taken right out of the fridge and poured into a pint glass to be my first beer on vacation. This one was consumed on 10/09/2008.

The pour was decent with a very dark chocolate brown color coming forward almost immediately. What followed was just the slightest touch of lacing coming up, a light tan color, which then settled down quickly leaving behind essentially nothing.

The aroma was light, lots of roasted malts and a hint of cocoa, rather decent, but needed a little more pop to really get a fire under it. The flavor though was a bit better. Rich and warming, a nice roasted malt, touches of caramel and a hint of a bakers chocolate like bitterness. Rich and creamy, it had a smooth feel to it, albeit a touch light and over carbonated. Not as thin as I would have thought though. Easily a nice sit down porter, a little above session levels but not terribly so.

Overall not bad, interesting I would have to give it for sure with a richness and fullness that I did not think it would have. For the price it was more then decent and something that I would have no issue with trying again.

Photo of beeragent
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle:

A - Dark brown, forming a 1/4 inch mocha head that faded quickly. Very light spots of lace on the glass.

S - Strong roasted malt aroma with a hint of coffee.

T - Roasted malt flavor dominates the palate, along with a hint of bitter chocolate in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with little to no carbonation.

D - Not a bad porter, but not the most flavorful either. This was good in a mixed pack, but I wouldnt buy a sixer of just this. Worth a try though.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dundee Porter pours a clear, very dark brown (almost black) body with ruby highlights. The creamy dark tan head holds well and leaves nice wide-rings of craggy lace behind.

The aroma is a touch perfumey and fruity, rather than chocolatey or roasty, but it does have an edge of dark malt. Some floral and just gently grassy hops are present as well.

Oddly, a fair amount of dark maltiness with chocolatey notes and a hint of soft roastiness (think thin, watery coffee) appears in the flavor. There's also a cocoaish edge, and some hop flavors. The yeasty fruitiness is presesnt as well, and it's a tinge sharp and berry-ish, but wow, why is the chocolate/roastiness not so prevalent in the nose? Odd.

It's medium-light bodied, but leaning more towards medium, and the carbonation is kept in check leaving it smooth across the palate.

Overall, it's a pretty impressive English-style porter with a lot of yeasty character, an incredibly smooth roastiness, and a delicate, gently spicy finish that doesn't linger at all. You could drink a lot of these, but I'm not sure how satiating they are.

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

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date into my Sam Adams sensory glass. Poured a nice tan head with nice lacing. Color is a deep copper brown.

Smell is pretty decent, like a normal porter. A strong scent of carmel is there. Now the taste: I think this beer is way to bitter and sweet. I really didn't like the mouthfeel and I could tast the alcohol a little too much for it only being 6.5%.

Well, it was part of the mix pack, so it wasn't a bad deal at the price, but no something I would go and buy a six pack of on a regular basis.

Photo of tugdriver7
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the relatively inexpensive ($9.99) 12-pack sampler. I had tried the Honey Brown, but that's the only Dundee (or J.W. Dundees) product I knew. This one (finally) hit the spot... the third one I tried from the sampler. Decent for the style. Almost opaque ebony black (with mahogany highlights) and a gray head that left foamy lacing on the sides. Roasted/smoky malt in the nose, with same in the taste. Tiny hint of hops bitterness to round out the profile and enhance drinkabilty. Not bad!

Photo of TubaManJack
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Dark, almost black color after pouring it into my mug. There was a reddish amber color. There was about an inch of creamy thick foam across the top

S- Smells like a malty chocolate bar. The aroma is pleasant and maybe a little coffee tones.

T- It tastes like it smells. Chocolate, Coffee, and malt ohh my.

M- The bite of the alcohol is almost unnoticeable. It is slightly thick but refreshing

D- For the cost of the twelve variety pack and its relatively low cost really raises its "beer value."

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