Working Man's Porter - Henniker Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +2.3%
Poured from a bomber into a glass. Bought this one at E & A Mart in Hudson, NH
A- Dark with a thick tan head
S- Roasted malts dominate with a slight soy and hop character, coffee is also apparent as well.
T- I enjoyed the flavor on this one. Coffee, chocolate, and soy are balanced out by the slight bitterness of the hops. Creamy finish, almost a slightly sugared coffee afterbite. Very nice.
M- Tongue-coating, vinous, the way a porter should be.
O- Great beer! It has a great balance to it and pairs well with steak. Definitely not a summer beer by any means, but very enjoyable. I have to say, I do not like the new rating system but I digress, whatever makes things easier for users.
08-17-2014 23:33:40 | More by risendragon
3.43/5 rDev -12.3%
Split a bottle with my dad on father's day.
Black to dark brown with a thin but lingering head. Smells of roast malt, coffee and an initial strong burst of dark fruit. The cassis fades and melds with the rest of the scents after awhile or maybe I just wasn't expecting it but it's a nice touch. Taste is similar to the aroma with typical roast malt and char being the base but a nice touch of currants for personality. Not thin but probably the lighter side of medium bodied.
By far the best Henniker I've had.
06-19-2014 00:23:40 | More by donkeyrunner
3.83/5 rDev -2%
A - Very dark brown, black body. Nice tan head. Fades quickly. Leaves minimal lacing.
S - Chocolate, roasty malts.
T - Simple, straightforward roast malts, some chocolate. Not getting any coffee.
M - Medium carb, medium to heavy body. Finishes clean.
O - A fine porter. Definitely worth a try.
04-07-2014 23:17:52 | More by ColdOneKev
3.44/5 rDev -12%
Pours a light tan, three finger head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Deep ruby color, nearly opaque. Good carbonation and light bodied. Roasted malt, coffee nose and flavor is similar with hints of vanilla. Nearly burnt coffee finish. $7.65 for a 22oz bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett NH.
04-06-2014 22:17:18 | More by jdhilt
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
Henniker's Working Man's Porter has more of a really dark brown color thank the classic black color of porters. It does have a slight red hue, and thin light/white head.
Smells of chocolate, coffee greet the nose along with light biscuit smell and strong alcohol aroma.
The taste is sour with strong bitterness. A strong soy flavor is prevalent, a pattern I have noticed in certain porters. roasted chocolate and a slight hit of smoke. Very clearly malt forward. As is warms up there a a taste of grassy nuttiness, IE toasted walnut and dry cocoa powder
The mouth-feel is thin and leaves a dry woody mouth. The carbonation is low and leaves an almost tannin coating on my tongue.
Overall it is not as sweet and inviting as I like my porters. the bitterness left the soy saltiness that lingered into a dry mouth feel. The bitterness did calm as it warmed.
04-01-2014 23:45:47 | More by DrunkenSwine88
3.99/5 rDev +2%
Very delicious - poured into a tulip glass and the color is black with hints of charcoal grey. Small little brownish white head.
Really impressed with this beer, rich and malty yet almost effervescent. Bubbly mouthfeel gives way to a deep and robust flavor with hints of black cherry. A pleasant surprise so glad I picked it up! Just what I was looking for in a porter today
03-12-2014 19:40:25 | More by ktblue22
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
A = Very dark brown, creamy, moderately dissipating head that leaves ample lacing.
S = My favorite characteristic of this porter. A robust porter smell, with some coffee, but mostly honest malts and hops. I didn't get the herbs and blackcurrants as offered on the label, but that may just be my nose.
T = Just as it smells, but just a little too hop-forward for my tastebuds.
M = True to its kind, a certain thickness (not syrupy) on the tongue. Finishes clean, except for the hops.
O = I like this porter and the price point is such that I would revisit. I think their suggestion that it would pair well with "oysters, shepherds pie, and a hard day's work" is somewhat accurate. I am sure it is offered as somewhat poetic, but the oysters would be a hard sell for me to pair this with oysters. I like the shepherd's pie idea, or maybe a hearty beef stew or rosemary roasted chicken, or proper roast beef dinner complete with roasted root veggies.
02-17-2014 21:52:50 | More by ThisLadyLovesBeer
4.06/5 rDev +3.8%
Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, the ABV on my bottle says 5.9, no freshness that I could see. Pours a mahogany, with a one inch light tan head, that leaves behind loads of lace. Smell is caramel, toffee, bread, and some brown sugar. Taste is all of that caramel most dominant, a little bit of raisin that I didn't get in the nose. Body is medium, nice carbonation, not dry, and easy going down, but taste bigger than its 5.9abv. This is a solid brew from them, they describe it as a English Style Dark Ale, doesn't really taste like a Porter.
02-09-2014 18:29:18 | More by SawDog505
3.93/5 rDev +0.5%
22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.
Complete darkness with a tan lacing that sticks around for a while. Rounded roasty aromas of brown bread, molasses, and coffee with hints of yeast and dark fruit. Super smooth with a semi-chewy medium body. Tasty charred grain tone throughout, mild fruitiness suggestion currants. Dried hay with undertones of coffee and carob in the middle. Ends a bit on the dry side with fading roasted flavors.
A stand up Porter here, I don't see getting tired of this beer at all.
01-26-2014 23:12:55 | More by Jason
Working Man's Porter from Henniker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.