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Kennebunkport Porter - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 17.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sweethome on 12-11-2011)
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Gryphon69, Nov 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

From a mixed six at Trader Joe's in Tallahassee.

DuffDaddy, Nov 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

aklude, Oct 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

Ozzie5365, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Bolivar73, Sep 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

warpedrevolution, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

emerald27, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

brongladest, Sep 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

Big_Dave, Aug 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

sifu, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Meyers1023, Aug 07, 2014
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1.69/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

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.

Boyz5725, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

OtisCampbell007, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

khargro2, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of woemad
2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

From notes.
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.

woemad, Jul 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

pjbfromkc, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +32%

kkazemi, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Brad007
3.61/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Brad007, Jun 19, 2014
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2.16/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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!


RonaldTheriot, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

KevMo84, May 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, May 20, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

AlCaponeJunior, May 03, 2014
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Kennebunkport Porter from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
75 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.