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Kennebunkport Porter - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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74
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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: sweethome on 12-11-2011

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3.27/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Deep, chocolate brown color with average head and decent lacing. Aroma is light, with malt sweetness being the dominant smell. Taste surprised me a bit, was expecting a little bolder flavor, but got a little less. Ok taste with malt being the highlight, and some roastiness also. Seems to be little weak for a porter. Mouthfeel was good, nice carbonation and such. A little weak and watery for a good strong porter.

Photo of papat444
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best before 06.09.15.

Cola brown body, 2 finger head (bubbly), average retention with good hanging lacing. Roasted aroma; flavor has a fruit profile to it mixed with coffee which makes it awkard to my taste. Bit of a coal like feel and the body is thin. Overall a less than middle of the road porter.

Photo of tviz33
2.99/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Lukebell15
3.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of zak333
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Gryphon69
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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

Photo of aklude
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Ozzie5365
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of VillageSmithy
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Bolivar73
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of emerald27
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of brongladest
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Big_Dave
2/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of sifu
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Meyers1023
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Boyz5725
1.75/5  rDev -45.7%
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.

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of woemad
2.85/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of kkazemi
4.25/5  rDev +32%

Photo of Brad007
3.6/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Kennebunkport Porter from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
74 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.