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Grafton Porter - Galbraith's Alehouse

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Grafton Porter
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Galbraith's Alehouse visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: vancurly on 09-03-2006)
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Reviews by hbis2gut:
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New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -11%

This porter was spot on color wise. A very deep Ruby color that maintained translucence. An off-white, but not quite tan head died quickly. This beer had the lowest carbonation of my samplings at the Ale House. Classic roasty porter flavors are evident. A slightly caramel burnt flavor, toffee, and more of a black malt character than chocolate. A surprisingly light mouth feel for a bold tasting beer. There was a faint soapiness from the yeast that was evident in their Bellringers Bitter making me wonder if there was a single "house" yeast strain at work here. About half-way through, a vanilla and diacytl flavor becomes noticeable.
Overall a good, hand pulled porter with a surprisingly low nose.

05-14-2010 18:30:08 | More by hbis2gut
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4.4/5  rDev +17.6%

Served in a nonic pint glass

A: dark brown with hints of red and a thing cream colored head

S: Smell is lots of chocolate and roasted malt, with caramelized notes lying just under the surface.

T: Roasted dark chocolate bitterness with a gentle malt backbone in what is an otherwise subdued but pleasant pallet.

M: Wow, this beer has one of the best mouthfeels I have experienced. Creamy and very smooth with only a mild cask conditioned carbonation.

D: Very smooth and very drinkable.

05-15-2009 06:28:41 | More by lamarr04
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Served on cask at Galbraith's! This poured a dark brownish black with no head. It smelled of coffee, vanilla, sweet malts and a touch of caramel. It tasted of light roasted coffee, light vanilla and toasted malts. It was very drinkable and one of my friend's favorite of the evening.

03-23-2010 04:41:50 | More by femALEist
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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%

Well rounded roast aroma with a touch of nuttiness.

Deep, dark burnished mahogany colour with a decent light tan head.

Good toast flavours with notes of chocolate and roast. Well rounded and not over the top.

Medium-full body with low carbonation. Good.

A decent porter. I like the balanced, restrained character and it is a decent English Porter.

08-28-2010 08:59:48 | More by dgilks
Grafton Porter from Galbraith's Alehouse
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