Kennebunkport Porter - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
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1.69/5 rDev -47.5%
This beer was sold as a Porter, my evaluation is based on that.
Appearance - Brown in color with a thick well formed head
Smell - Grass and hops
Taste - Overly hoppy lightly sweet taste
Mouthfeel - Thin and watery, no substance
Overall - The pour got my attention, from there everything went down hill. It was to thin and watery with almost no Mouthfeel.
It doesn't meet my idea of what a good Porter should be.
07-15-2014 04:08:57 | More by Boyz5725
2.83/5 rDev -12.1%
12oz bottle from a 6-pack purchased at the Trader Joe’s on Spokane’s South Hill. According to the label, this was best by October, 2014.
Poured a dark brown color, with a big, creamy and rocky tan head. When held up to light, things took on a dark amber shade.
The aroma was of roasted malts and a surprising amount of grassy, herbal hops.
The taste was what one might expect from a black lager brewed with heavily roasted malts, except for the ale-like finish. There was a bitter, astringent flavor as well. It did not seem much like a porter
Thin, watery mouthfeel for a porter.
I suppose this might work as a porter for people who don’t like porters, yet it’s too bitter for the Newcastle crowd (not sayin’ much, just sayin’). I’m at a loss as to what sort of beer drinker this is meant for.
07-02-2014 20:11:45 | More by woemad
3.61/5 rDev +12.1%
Pours a dark, dark brown like no one's business with a frothy head into my glass. Good lacing on the glass.
Robust with a good dose of cocoa in the nose. Other than that, I can't smell anything else to write about.
Surprisingly tasty. A slight roast compliments the cocoa notes.
My only complaint would be that it seems thin toward the back.
You know, it's easy to lose sight of a good porter when you're primarily chasing the biggest, hoppiest beers around. I would recommend this.
06-19-2014 22:27:17 | More by Brad007
2.16/5 rDev -32.9%
Kennebunkport Porter has a thin, cream-colored head, no lacing left behind, and a dark brown (ruby, under direct light) appearance. The aroma is of turned or spoiled raw spinach and dark grain, and after the beer warms a bit, one gets sweet syrup and acidic hops. Taste is of dark grain, turned fruit or vegetable matter, acidity, some chocolate powder, and a background stinging bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat powdery, and KBC Porter finishes semi-dry, and it does improve in flavor after it settles down and warms. But, make sure you let it warm and settle down!
05-31-2014 13:24:15 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.15/5 rDev -2.2%
Brown with an overall very dark but clear body, tinges of amber when held to the light, light brown head, some lacing.
Aroma and taste: I'm getting a buttery note, pretty clearly so. Diacetyl? Well Samuel Smith's beers have diacetyl sometimes, and I still drink them, and I CAN detect it, so that in itself isn't an automatic ding. However, it's somewhat distracting and a bit overpowering in this beer, masking the roasty, coffee, and burnt flavors that are in the background. I almost get just a brief hint of a scent induced memory of some sort of glue from grade school. Well, it was probably non-toxic glue, so that's a plus. But overall there's something taking center stage on the flavor and it's not typically porter.
The body's about right for a porter, medium to medium-light, mild to moderate carbonation, lingering bitterness and roastiness.
I noted a lot of reviews mentioning no sweetness to this beer. I am not getting that, I detect some sugars, almost like there's a touch of lactose in this one. It's certainly there, but how noticeable it is probably depends on your own thresholds for certain flavors.
Well for a buck a bottle, all of the trader joe's beers have been just fine (tho some better than others). This isn't one of the better of the 15 different beers I got from trader joe's, but what the hey, I'm going to finish it, so that's not bad.
05-03-2014 07:57:07 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Kennebunkport Porter from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
75 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.