McNeill's Pullman's Porter | McNeill's Brewery

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McNeill's Pullman's PorterMcNeill's Pullman's Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McNeill's Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
96
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours deep chestnut with a rich 2” light tan foam collar that dissipates but leaves good lacing.
S: Toffee, caramel aromas
T: Big malt flavors with mostly toasted flavors and nothing harsh or burnt. Starts with a light malt sweetness but dries on the finish with a touch of bitter and a slight astringency.
F: a little above medium body and a little below medium carbonation. Very soft and creamy in the mouth.
O: A nicely balanced porter with rich malt flavors.

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Photo of Bluegrass49
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of patrick802
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mpalestino
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jealmanzar
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of poop_brew
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a tulip glass. A dark color with a hint of clear deep amber color. A large head that stays present throughout the beer. White chunks in the bottom of my beer, probably just yeast.

S - Roasted hops and a rich molasses dominate the nose, with a slight coffee and chocolate note.

T - Honey taste with a nice hop and malt finish. Not getting much of the coffee or chocolate on the taste.

M - A bit light, but crisp and bubbly.

O - Would I buy this beer again, probably not, but it was worth the taste. I don't have a sweet spot for porters but I figured I try a nice local brew out.

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Photo of Caleb
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Celtics76
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ebenicr
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of NilocRellim
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass.

Dark black in colour with a clear reddish hue. Smells of toasty malts. Slightly more bitter throughout (more than most porters) with a hint of malt and an underlying roasted flavour. Bitter aftertaste.

Would I buy this beer again? Sure.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jera1350
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid black body with a massive head of tan foam that retains well.

Surprisingly hoppy citrus in the nose with chocolate notes. Smells like a black ipa.

Hoppy bitterness, earthy and dry chocolate. Bitter hops all the way through.

A bit thin for the style otherwise smooth.

This fits the bill of a black ipa more than porter. A decent beer overall that is fairly priced.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to vonschplieffen for sharing.

A: Clear, nearly black body with a finger of fine light brown head. Good retention, moderate lace. Nice.

S: Sweetly roast: honey, chocolate, coffee, and plenty of hops (a little citrusy, a lot earthy). Quite exuberant and pleasant.

T: Chocolate, lactose, and bitter hops. A little overly herbal and honeyed. Could use more malt.

M: Somewhat thin, but nicely carbonated.

O: Solid, interesting Porter. It has a lot going on, but ultimately its various elements don't quite cohere. Worth trying, but not one I'll be seeking out.

Cheers!

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Southampton Imperial Porter.

A: Dark brown with two-finger, off-white, frothy head that lasted a while. Nice lacing.

S: Sour lemon and roasted malt.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Sour lemon, citrus, and orange like the nose. Fairly bitter. Subtle roasted quality to it. Too sour.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Somewhat smooth.

O: Slightly above average American porter. The head and mouthfeel were nice. A little too sour though in my opinion. Still, I liked this one better than the Southampton Imperial Porter.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up the McNeill's mix pack of bombers from bell.

Poured into a tulip pint glass, color is nice dark brown to black, very feint translucency; nice tan head about 3 fingers thick at first that dissipates to a nice frothy top with a good amount of lacing.

Smell was odd at first, somewhat sour or vinegary, but that warmed to a nice roast with feint chocolate notes.

Taste is solid, not too roasty or sweet, somewhat right down the middle of porters; light bitterness balances and cleans tongue well.

Mouthfeel is balanced, clean flavors good carbonation.

Overall, a nice porter, might be a touch out of freshness.

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McNeill's Pullman's Porter from McNeill's Brewery
3.77 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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