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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

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Beer added by: sweethome on 12-11-2011

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.2/5  rDev -31.7%
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!

RJT

Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of irthesteve
4.25/5  rDev +32%

Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of RavyneChyylde
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of joshrosborne
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of anzb
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Filabee
1/5  rDev -68.9%

Photo of Mauzki
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SpongeKA
2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of tpauer
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Lightman
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of puboflyons
3.21/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of November 2014. Sampled on March 11, 2014.

The pour is dark amber brown with a modest tan head that leaves lacing. Also some reddish hues if held to the light just right.

The aroma is of dark malts, butter, olive oil, slight chocolate, and a vague earthy hop note.

The body is light to medium and about right for the style.

The taste has a quick burst of sweet malts which are followed nearly immediately by a modest hop bite the ends on the dry side. Not an extraordinary Porter but one that I found to be drinkable.

Photo of mrfreakybig
3.08/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer is sold at Trader Joe's stores for about $6 a six-pack, so a dollar a bottle. It's not a great porter, but it's easy drinking, dark and malty, and is low in alcohol. No one would ever mistake this for a high quality porter, it simply isn't, but it's close enough when you're looking for something... close enough. I have a couple six packs waiting at home.

For a dollar a bottle, though, it might very well be the best beer in the world.

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of ricecracker420
2/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of meehandennis
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Treath
3.97/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass mug. First time tasting this beer.

A- Very dark almost black ruby color. Looks like a Cola. Very little tan colored head, a few centimeters of it (maybe my glass ruined the head?). Leaves a thin ring of froth and a tiny bit of lacing.

S- Dark roasted malts. Roasty and Earthy. Black coffee. A little hops.

T- A strong hop bitterness at first with heavy dark roasted almost burnt malts. Black coffee taste right in the middle. The hops surprised me. No sweetness whatsoever. The aftertaste is of burnt malts and bitterness.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Good carbonation. It feels crisp from the carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a good beer. It's great when you're in the mood for a dark strong cup of black coffee with no sugar.

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