Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
English Porter
3.84 | pDev: 12.24%
Oct 12, 2018
Oct 03, 2001
Very Good
Notes: None
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Ratings by rarbring:
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Reviewed by rarbring from Sweden

3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The beer is very dark brown, has a small tan head that leaves a little lacing, some curtains.

Smelling roasted bread, dark fruits, vanilla and soy sauce.

Starting sweet of brown syrup bread, dark sweet fruits, red berry jam, slightly bitter finish.

Little carbonation, smooth and slightly sticky, a medium body, a modest dry finish.

Well balanced, well done.
Nov 21, 2011
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.79 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 12, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Sep 22, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Jul 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
It pours jet black leaving a one inch foamy lumpy off-white head. The head slowly dies to a centimeter lasting a little longer in my nonic. Minimal lacing is left. The smell is slightly malty and has a dry coffee aroma coming through as the beer warms. The taste is bittersweet through the malts and the dry coffee. The palate is about a light to medium with lots of harshness coming through at all angles, kinda bad for an English Porter or cross with a Scottish ale. Though this is is fairly drinkable, overall, I’m not impressed with this one.
Jun 25, 2017
Rated: 3.4 by colbywatts from Maine

May 28, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by williahd from Maine

May 28, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is malty, with just a hint of spice. The flavor has toasty malt, light spice, and a hint of hops. Finishes more or less clean with a small dry spice. Pretty decent beer.
Jan 25, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

Jan 16, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Icemann383 from New York

Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 3.17 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by mmorris15 from Maine

Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Sep 17, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Apr 23, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by ACD from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by Kinger86 from Maine

Jan 17, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by Jason_cs from Florida

Dec 28, 2015
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
a somewhat lighter bodied porter, a great session beer this time of year, and a tasty addition to the holiday seasonal box this year. the light body is surprising because the color is quite dark on the spectrum, holds its tan head well too, above the rim even for awhile. English type yeast for sure, old and crackery and a little acidic for a second, seems to always pull that from the malt, but it works. mild cocoa notes in the flavor that I can not smell, and then a dried fruit flash, raisin or fig or something, unique in a porter type. this has all the flavors in terms of grain of a big malty amber though too, sweet and nutty at the right times, but rounded out in the end by roasted barley instead of sugar. dangerously easy drinking because it doesn't have that filling hearty oatmeal type body, but it doesn't seem thin either. I like this feel more and more as it warms and as I sip on it too. a touch of burnt malt bitterness on the very tail end, but mellowing out beautifully in the end. I found myself wishing there were more of these in the mixer. shipyard deserves more credit overall too, they make some real good beer and get so little love out there...
Dec 23, 2015
Rated: 3.97 by Johncnh from New Hampshire

Nov 29, 2015
Rated: 3.14 by Uzarnayme from Vermont

May 30, 2015
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Rated by tb4475 from Massachusetts

2.99/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Not a fan of of this beer or Shipyard in general.
May 21, 2015
Rated: 4.37 by RobWhiting from New Hampshire

Apr 10, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 13, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Feb 25, 2015
Rated: 3.12 by rderedin from Maine

Jan 04, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by danywever

Nov 27, 2014
Rated: 3 by jsandberg from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Wortman1998 from New York

Nov 20, 2014
Rated: 3.76 by Dmmflys from Illinois

Nov 17, 2014
Rated: 4 by knicks19947 from New York

Oct 30, 2014
Rated: 3 by PhatAtUT from Texas

Sep 18, 2014
Rated: 4.64 by drinkfella from Florida

Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by Stargazer2892 from North Carolina

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 4 by DoubleMalt from New York

Jul 07, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts

Jul 01, 2014
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