Man Full Of Trouble Porter | Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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Man Full Of Trouble PorterMan Full Of Trouble Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Pennsylvania, United States
dockstreetbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A liquid nod to the only pre-revolutionary tavern still standing in The City of Brotherly Love. “Man Full of Trouble” was one of Colonial Philadelphia’s first watering holes. This London Style Porter was brewed with “Old-World” in mind. Black and chocolate malts create its deep mahogany appearance and creamy espresso-like flavor. A blend of English hops lends a delicate earthy presence.

30 IBU

Added by hopdog on 02-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,002
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
54
pDev:
13.94%
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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

CANd now, the finale of the Dock Street portion of New 4 x 12 Stable Street Dock Hands Beer Sunday (Week 689)! The CANQuest (tm) has been highly successful this week.

From the CAN: "30 IBUs"; "A liquid nod to the only pre-revolutionary tavern still standing in The City of Brotherly Love. 'Man Full of Trouble' was one of Colonial Philadelphia’s first watering holes. This London Porter Style ale was brewed with 'Old-World' in mind. Black and chocolate malts create its deep mahogany appearance and creamy espresso-like flavor. A blend of English hops lends a delicate earthy presence."; "'It's okay to let go now.'"; "2017 Great American Beer Festival Bronze [Medal -] Brown Porter".

I Crack!ed the vent & began a slow, gentle Glug as I had found, over the course of the day, that I had no idea what to expect. Once it was sufficiently decanted, I found that an in-glass swirl would raise three-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with decent retention. The lacing on its exit was rather light, but it was of no matter. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity & deep-cola highlights. Nose was on the sweet side, with notes of burnt caramel and dark chocolate as well as black coffee & treacle. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was advancing on sweet, but not quite broaching the hill. The taste CANtinued to evince a caramel & chocolate sweetness, but in the mouth, as it warmed, it took on a very chocolaty and earthy taste, more English than AmeriCAN, IMHO, but that was a mistake on the part of the original add. I am reviewing it as an English Porter, per the Notes. Finish was chocolaty, but quite dry with a lingering earthiness that made me want to visit the malt house. Yum!

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Photo of JMills52
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronLover
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with cola-like hues and very good clarity. Pouted with a short, soapy, dark beige foam with low retention. Dark, grainy malt and dark bread aromas with hints of nuts and roasted malt. Earthy, tobacco-like hop aromas. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a very light creamy feel through the middle. Lightly roasted malt and earthy dark malt flavors up front followed by medium light, earthy, spicy hop bitterness through the middle. Brown bread, milk chocolate, sweet dark malts and light nutty notes from the middle to the end. Finished dryly with light spicy hop and sweet dark malt notes. This is more of an English porter than an American porter. Great malt complexity that is well balanced with earthy hop bitterness. Very drinkable with a pleasant dry finish.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Dock Street Brewing in Philadelphia, PA.

This one pours a moderately dark brown color, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

This smells like moderately roasted malt, earthy hops, and chocolate.

This is fairly lightly flavored, but it’s creamy and drinkable so I’m still digging it. There’s a nice roast character, with a mild hop flavor, and a hint of bittersweet chocolate.

This is medium bodied, a tad thin, with a creamy finish.

This was passable and drinkable enough, but it seems like it was brewed so as to not offend anybody.

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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of citizencane
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours appropriately for Thebes style. Smells ok, but kind of light and bland. Taste is same...mild coffee, mild roasted malts. Mouthfeel is a touch dry for the low ABV. Look, I know porters are different than stouts, but there seems to be a trend of coffee porters that seem designed to be quaffable and inoffensive and it is not my thing at all.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenMind
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft, served in a shaker pint glass

Black in color, opaque, tan colored head. Chocolately aroma, mild roast flavor. Taste is mildly sweet. Medium bodied

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redhoundgrille
4.71/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional Local Brewery making an exceptional beer. I look forward to their releases regularly and this is no exception. Delicious.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Notes from 11/28...pours dark black with thick creamy foam. Roasted coffee nose that is very aromatic. Smooth creamy mellow bittered taste. Clean milky finish. Chocolate in the conclusion as well. Damn good.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Man Full Of Trouble Porter from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 54 ratings