Paymaster's Porter | Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States
crickethillbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tgbljb on 03-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Amalak
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this at Beer Boutique in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. It is black, with a dark tan head, slight, that leaves some lacing.

S. It has a beautiful burnt scent mixed with a sweet caramel-like undertone.

T. It has a rich chocolate taste, more akin to fudge than a candy bar. That is actually probably the sweet scent I was getting. It has a bit of a grassy taste, a mild hop bite.

M. Smooth, with a slight carbonated tingle.

O. I enjoyed this. Nothing that is sensational, but a really good porter.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. undated bottle served in a snifter.

Pours dark brown, with a thin tan head that immediately turns to a small ring..

Aroma: a lot of chocolate mixed in with medium and dark oasted malts. Rather subdued.

Taste: Moderate level of malt with chocolate and a trace of spicy hops. A little earthy. More from the roasted malt in the aftertaste than earlier on.

M; A bit light bodied for style, but very smooth; rather low carbonation.

O: rather light and uninteresting porter except for the high level of chocolate.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich, smoky aroma has notes of licorice and molasses plus a waxy hint like one of those old fat crayons. It pours a deep, warm sable with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, light tan head. Flavor is what I expect from a good porter: malty, smoky, with notes of molasses and burnt wood and hints of licorice and unsweet chocolate. Thick, rich texture has plenty of fizz and leaves a smoky, tingly finish. If you love porters, look for it.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip shaped pint glass from the handpump at Al's. The brew appears a dark muddy brown color. Sitting atop is a tan frothy head that recedes leaving spots of lacing on the glass.

The smell of this brew is fresh and roasty with a grain element that is somewhat oat-like in nature with a bit of sweetness. Chocolate and coffee is also noted with a light amount of citrus hops.

The taste is roasty with a flavoring of coffee, licorice and a bit of molasses. Some citrus hops are present but the bitterness of this brew seems to come strictly from the roast of the grain. It has a bit of musty quality across the back and some raisony alcohol inclusion.

This is a medium bodie brew with a light level of carbonation. It is smooth and easy drinking. It is easily approachable but needs a little work around the edges for me to pursue trying it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a deep brown color with a thin tan colored head on top. The smell of the beer was lightly roasted, with some earthy notes to it. The taste of the beer was decent, It was roasted with some light chocolate flavors in there. The mouthfeel was thin and dry. Overall it's an average porter in my opinion. It wasn't terrible, but it's not great either.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Appearnace: dark brown black with 1 finger off white head

Smell: vanilla, roast, coffee, malts

Taste: vanilla, roast, coffee,

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body

Overall: the nitro does this beer wonders. Nice and smooth good flavor.

Cheers,
The CPJ

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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another brew on draft at fergies: nice deep dark brown color, good head nice lacing

Smell is mild, mostly roasted malt hint of chocolate, and bitterness

Taste is relatively sweet, but profile is chocolates malt, hint of toffee and decent bitterness

Mouthfeel is a touch cloying, chocolate could use some thinning, lingers slightly long.

Overall, solid beer but stuck between styles for me

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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Prohibition Taproom

Poured into a pint glass, a dark brown-black with a small tannish head that dissipated, leaving a large continent of thin bubbles in the middle of the glass. Aroma of dark toasty malts, coffee and bread notes. Taste of dark malts, toasty and dry, not sweet, some coffee bitterness, slightly stale pumpernickel, and a touch of ashy smoke. Dry in the finish. Medium body, good and decently drinkable, but not overly flavorful or distinctive. Worth a try, but not something I'd revisit if I had a choice.

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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Picked up in Savannah. Mid dark brown pour, just a small ring of white bubbles after a descent pour.

Aroma, minerally with some malt, chocolate. A little subdued.

Taste, follows suit. Well balanced malt caramel and chocolate. Some earthiness, peat. Finishes with some herbal hop notes and faintest roast.

Heavy side of light bodied, and quite quaffable. Lower carb keeps it smooth.

A definete session porter. Almost more of an English style. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of Dvarneckas
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Paymaster Porter is a very drinkable beer (4.5% abv) with great aroma, using Chocolate Malt and East Kent Hops? Regardless, it should be made year round and not only in the winter months. This is an unfiltered beer and very enjoyable, dark beer to finish off the night.

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Paymaster's Porter from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
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