Motor City Brewing Honey Porter | Motor City Brewing Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Motor City Brewing Works
Michigan, United States
motorcitybeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
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0
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Photo of HardyA
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewSTL
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Motor City Brewing on 02/17/17.

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Photo of Richter525
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chewy6935
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SerialTicker
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$5 for a bottle at MCBW since it apparently wasn't on draft... eek.

Well what can I say, fairly mediocre. Some sips it's a decent easy drinking porter with a nice subtle roastiness, and on others, I get a penny-like metallic flavor. Overall though, this is super sessionable. Decent flavor, and thinnish like a porter ought to be. Nothing special, but something someone would probably like if they're just beginning to drink craft beer.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/19/2014. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, honey, toast, dark bread, light coffee/smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, honey, toast, dark bread, light coffee/smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, light coffee/smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for as good big. Good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a nice robust porter style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of clager
2.33/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

More sour and less coffee/toasted malt flavor than expected for a porter. Did not detect any honey. I know it's not filtered, but it had a lot of grime at the bottom. No date on the bottle so may have been old, no way to tell. Overall not what I expected and did not end up finishing it as I did not enjoy the flavor, smell, or appearance.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rxman70
4.9/5  rDev +35%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great taste and color, well rounded beer

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Photo of Beerguy1969
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrs3994243
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Giggy
2.97/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Don't detect the honey. Fair Porter not great.

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Photo of BobbyOlson
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Motor City Brewings Honey porter in their new Variety pack a couple weeks ago for $20 at The Lager Mill. This the last beer I have yet to try from Motor City's new variety pack, a honey Porter sounds good and I'm interested too see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

The label looks nice, instead of having their standard label it's got a nice custom one with penguins on it and I think it's a little eye catching. It poured a very dark brown color that was on the border of being black and it didn't let any light come through with a finger and half worth of creamy slightly darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left some spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty good looking Porter, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by loads of dark malts being the first to show up and they impart a dark malt, roasted, chocolate, caramel, charred malts, light coffee and some slightly grainy aromas with the chocolate and charred malts seeming to stick out the most and there's also a lighter smokey aroma in the background. Up next comes a little more sweetness that must be from the honey and there's also a lighter earthy hop aroma. This beer had a pretty good aroma, I have no complaints and it seemed to be pretty true to style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma but much lighter and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by all those dark roasted malt aspects that I got in the aroma with the chocolate seeming to stick out the most this time, but as a whole the malts seem lighter than they were in the aroma and tastes a little watery. Up next comes a really slight smokey flavor and a really light honey flavor. On the finish there's a very light amount of medium bitterness that bordered on being lightly bitter with a roasted malt aftertaste. This is a decent tasting Porter, but I wish it was as robust as it was in the aroma.

M- Smooth, not rich, a little watery, a little crisp, not that creamy, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok, but I felt like it was a little watery.

Overall I thought this was a decent and a fairly average example of the style, it had that problem that a lot of average Porters seem to have when the taste lacks that nice robustness that I always look forward to in the style. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth and not too filling, but it wasn't that rich, it was watery and the taste didn't do the best job at holding my attention, so I think one would be enough for me since I don't have the urge to drink another in a row. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma and appearance, I thought they were both pretty good and they were also pretty true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeel, it wasn't horrible, but it felt too watery for the style. I don't think I would buy this beer again, when it's very easy to find a better Porter. I can't say I would recommend this beer to people who like the style. Overall I thought this beer came pretty close to falling right in the middle of the style, it wasn't bad, but it had some aspects that held it back from being as good as it could be. I think as a whole I was little let down with this variety pack, I didn't have the highest expectations, but the Nut Brown ale and the Ghetto Blaster are the only beers that I actually enjoyed and would buy again, the rest went from ok to not good. Better luck next time guys, this one could use some work before it can hold it's own against some of the better Porters.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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