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Bully Porter - Gray's Brewing Company

Bully PorterBully Porter

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 19.45%


Brewed by:
Gray's Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bashiba on 02-10-2009)
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Reviews by schoolboy:
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Porter can be difficult for me. This one is. It's very swet abd flat. It has a decent hops aroma mixed in that mess.

The brew has almost no head and no lace. It's black as it should be. The smell is mostly of malts.

I have enjoyed many beers on my trip through Southern Wisconsin and many have been better than expected. This one is not so much. I will avoid this (on the fat chance that I would ever again find it).

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 03:02:17 | More by schoolboy
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

12-04-2013 23:21:30 | More by XmnwildX12
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KellyScottMad

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

09-02-2013 02:09:07 | More by KellyScottMad
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle drank out tha bottle.

Had this at a place where the only other choices were tecate, old milwaukee, and lime-a-rita. That said, this really did the trick. Light powdery cocoa in the nose and taste, some stale malts, light but not watered down.

Would buy it at a bargain..

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 06:42:54 | More by jimmah120
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JesseRay

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

08-06-2013 03:04:45 | More by JesseRay
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pathman

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

07-11-2013 01:31:21 | More by pathman
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3/5  rDev +2.4%

05-11-2013 01:34:28 | More by ToddHolder
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djwhit24

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

04-23-2013 23:26:49 | More by djwhit24
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +2.4%

03-25-2013 07:15:36 | More by bigbeers84
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

03-04-2013 00:47:52 | More by Hopstout
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

01-27-2013 22:01:55 | More by jakea
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Jimboe


2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

10-03-2012 15:55:31 | More by Jimboe
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MikieV

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours about the same color as a cola into my pint glass. Thin tan head quickly fades with no lacing.
scent is a little roasty, coffee like with a touch of chocolate and a little funky musty scent.
Mouthfeel is thin, with an odd carbonation for this type of beer.
Flavor is fairly smooth, very mild roasted coffee and chocolate. Very mild. Some would say watered down, I just think very mild.
Dry finish, no out of place or obnoxious flavors.
I have had much better porters, but I have also had much worse.
My wife brought home a sampler, and this was one of them. Like it or not, I have another to drink.
As a note, I poured this one at about 50 degrees or so, as I was not patient enough to let it fully cool.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 03:59:49 | More by MikieV
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +28%

07-01-2012 02:18:39 | More by EvanWilliams
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augustgarage

California

3.38/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Central Waters shaker pint.

Bottle glass brown liquid, very dark but still clear, topped by a thin smattering of khaki foam. Light sandy lacing; average retention.

Cocoa and coffee in the nose.

Faintly sour palate entry with roast barley and a touch of specialty malt as well. Mild clean bitterness from hops and a touch of chocolate and loam in the finish.

Relatively light-bodied and perhaps a little thin and lacking carbonation, but not terribly so.

Unexceptional but perfectly drinkable porter, free of off notes.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 02:22:53 | More by augustgarage
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pebbs

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

05-29-2012 02:21:57 | More by pebbs
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Packman4IL

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

04-19-2012 01:27:26 | More by Packman4IL
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NEDmiller

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

03-05-2012 23:30:03 | More by NEDmiller
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Red-cocoa with a thin off white head. Retains at a slick. Minimal lacing.
S- Pleasant milk chocolate and toffee aromas. A bit of cherry as well.
T- Not as well rounded as the nose. It has some general moderately toasted malts, but there is minimal dark roasted flavors. A bit of fruit.
M- Light body and too aggressive of carb.
O- This beer was kind of mediocre for me. The nose is nice, but it needs to have a bit more roasted flavor for it to be better. I'm kind of disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 00:11:14 | More by jsprain1
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peabody

Kentucky

2.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours out really thin and not very dark. Looks like a watery cup of coffee. Amlost no bubbles and no lacing.
Charred malts hit the nose first then some yeast burn and slight hop. Chocolate and coffee but faint, very faing.
Taste is watered down malts followed by caramel and coffee.Very little raisin bread here.
Mouthfeel is way too clean for a porter.
Overall, it's not a bad taste , just a weak taste. All of the flavors are here, just not as much of them as I would like.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 05:31:46 | More by peabody
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DrinkinViking

Indiana

1.68/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Looks damn well like a stout coming out of the bottle, albeit without the same viscosity. Black as night with a caramel head.

S - Light notes of spice and chocolate, with molasses creeping in at the back. Not overt whatsoever, very faint.

T - The greatest disappointment: taste. It tasted like a very lightly malted water really. Almost nonexistent notes of molasses and chocolate on the back half with an almost salty aftertaste. Unfortuately, the presence of the taste was somewhere between a 1 and 2 on a scale of 10.

M - The mouthfeel was light and smooth but again like water, and I expect something a little more hearty from a porter.

O - In my opinion this beer drank like water with very little added. The only real plus was that all alcohol was masked; however, at the price of flavor I feel it was not worth the sacrifice. Maybe give it more time or something to make it bolder and it could be solid.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 08:41:28 | More by DrinkinViking
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

2/5  rDev -31.7%

02-05-2012 23:38:20 | More by stairwell2811bre
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BDIMike

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a jet black color with tan shades when held to the light. A very thin white head is created but dissipates within seconds of pouring out.
Smell does not have much going on. A bit of a strong chocolate smell, but nothing else to the nose.
Taste is okay. Some fresh cocoa in this porter, but much like the nose, there is not much to the taste besides that.
Mouthfeel is nice. The best part of this beer. Smooth with a nice medium thickness.
Drinkability is not the worst. I could drink a good amount of these but not special enough to keep drinking. Not terrible, but not great either.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 02:42:31 | More by BDIMike
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dragomni

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

01-02-2012 23:19:58 | More by dragomni
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LSUPT

California

2/5  rDev -31.7%

11-23-2011 09:23:38 | More by LSUPT
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Bully Porter from Gray's Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.