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Philadelphia Porter - Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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Philadelphia Porter
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BA SCORE
81
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 20.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2003)
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Rifugium:
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Cold Point Pub, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Had this in Dec. '11, so presumably it's not retired. Poured into a nonic, a rich, dark, brown-black with a nice cap of mocha head. Aroma of dark roasty malts and coffee. Taste was pretty spot-on for a middle of the road American porter, with dark roasted malts, dry coffee, a bit of smoke, and a mild earthiness throughout; some bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, a little thinner than you might expect, but pretty appropriate for the style. Goes down dry, but smooth and easy.

Rifugium, Dec 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

CuriousMonk, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
4.01/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Pro Brewers Night and a couple of more times at AHA Philadelphia 6/27/2013
Pours a dark brown/black with faint ruby highlights and a creamy tan head that shows moderate retention. Smells of chocolate, roast, caramel and a hint of dark stone fruit. The flavor is as the aroma advertised. Nice creamy silky mouthfeel. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

johnnnniee, Jul 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

brez8791, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of MONKandTUCK
4.47/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Dark Black beer, tan head. Perfect for cold weather -- warms me up just looking at it.

A - Dark fruits and caramel hide behind fresh brewed coffee and malt.

T - Very sweet and chewy, maybe a bit much for some. It's not cloying, though. A nutty flavor comes at the end and a smooooth roasted finish concludes it all. The beer is dark but it tastes of pale chocolate and a hint of roasted barley.

M - It's a big, fleshed out beer. It finishes dry enough that it remains drinkable.

O - This beer could be a bit roastier, but I am happy it wasn't. For those who don't like Guinness, and those who find Bocks too pedestrian, this is a great compromise. Very satisfying and interesting.

* Drinking this, I did not know it's a Baltic Porter. It's a little roastier than I would expect a Baltic Porter to be, fortunately. As far as that style goes, this beer is one of the finest examples!

MONKandTUCK, Dec 10, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

RobertColianni, Jun 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

ncworster, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of thequeen711
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rumour has it that the colder this brew gets, the better it tastes...creamy tan head, nose of the roasted malts...malt heaven! smokey and malty is just how I like to enjoy my porters. I would definitely enjoy a growler of this tastiness. Highly recommend!

thequeen711, Aug 12, 2008
Photo of garuda
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep ruby, almost black with a densely packed tan head that has good retention, but little lacing.

S - Earthy pine hops subdued by a nice roasty malt character, and even a hint of some citrus.

T - Roasted malt and coffee, with subtle smokiness in the middle, finishing with some pine hops, then slightly bitter dark chocolate in the aftertaste.

M - Full body, delicate cask carbonation, nice and smooth across the palate.

D - Great flavors, easy to drink. I wouldn't really change much about it. I'd like to try it on tap, because I think it may boost the hop presence and really add another dimension.

garuda, Oct 25, 2010
Philadelphia Porter from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
81 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.