Working Man's Porter - Henniker Brewing Co.

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very good

48 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Henniker Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An ale of true merit, brewed in the tradition of England's Industrial Revolution, an age of rough-handed factory workers, a time before the weekend existed. Hearty and truly robust, this Porter's body is built with complex English brown and black malts, and refined by Brambling Cross hops, which lend notes of herbs and black currants. It pairs well with oysters, shepherd's pie, and sitting down after a long day. ABV: 5.2% IBU’s 30

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3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another new brewery popping up, awesome! let's see how this is as the IPA wasn't too great.

Pours a darker colored fizzy fluffy almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, nice creamy effect, decent lacing, super dark almost black beer but a little brown light sneaking through.

nose brings nice porter aromas, dark malts, a little chocolate and cocoa, some caramel, plenty of biscuit into a cookie wafer, toasty brown malts, and a little grassy hop note in the background.

Taste brings some of the good characters, but a little bleh as well, decent biscuity malts, toasty brown malts and some cookie wafer, with a faint cocoa. Some grassy herbal hops in there give a weird flavor, as well as a light metallic over burnt malt, and a faint tangy yeast flavor, some phenols I think, but either way there is a bleh off flavor from the burnt malts and yeast. Finish is pretty bitter, more herbal grassy slight spicy hops, chewy like, with a little biscuit and wafer, faint bur over roasted flavor too.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall meh, it has some good points, but there is something off about it, either something with the yeast or over roasty metallic malts. But still enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of smcolw
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Large initial head. Settles in a rocky fashion. Chunky spots of foamy lace. The liquid is deep brown where a touch of light does pass along the edge of the glass.

Good cocoa nose. Mild chalkiness.

Thin bodied, but the carbonation is on the low side. The flavor starts mild--the real flavor comes out in the swallow. The aforementioned chalky aspect is part of the finish along with the semisweet chocolate touches. Overall, this is a mild but run-of-the-mill flavored porter..

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Working Man's Porter from Henniker Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.