Man Full Of Trouble Porter | Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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45 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by hopdog on 02-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
14.92%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
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Photo of iloveporters
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of redhoundgrille
4.71/5  rDev +23.3%
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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Photo of koopa
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on cask at the Grey Lodge this past Saturday.

Appearance: Pours dark brown with a 1.5 finger off white (dirty beige) crown that displays good retention and some lace.

Smell: Chocolate, toffee, wood, and moderate roasted malt.

Taste: Same as nose. Well integrated and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Cask conditioning really has helped this one. Just a beautiful creamy delight.

Drinkability: Sessionable.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub, served in a pint

An opaque, dark black body with a foamy greyish two finger head that left a good amount of lacing in its wake.

The nose is pretty straightforward, bittersweet chocolate, roast and toffee. I almost get a nuttiness as well, walnuts?

On the palate, the same flavors come forward as the nose except there is an added vanilla sweetness that is more then welcome. The sweetness from the vanilla cuts through the roast/bitterness nicely and raises the quaffability considerably.

Medium to full body with a nice light finish. Mild lingering lactose sugar sweetness, cocoa and roast.

This was an enjoyable brew. Very simple and straightforward and done well.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
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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Photo of weeare138
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a opaque black with a tan cap that quickly fades into a tiny head. Tons of scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of cocoa, herbs, cut wood, toffee, and roasted malts.
Taste is of the aromas with a flavorful punch of ripe fruit and vanilla smoothness.
Mouthfeel is of the aromas with a chewy full roastines thy screams brown sugar in espresso from a mile away.

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Photo of zoso1967
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of cdtoffers
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a growler straight from the brewery tap, picked up last night. Color is dark brown to black, had is light tan with some nice lacing.

Smell is lightly toasted, some wheat notes and maybe some light oatmeal, biscuits, light roasted malt touch of chocolate.

Taste is pretty well balanced, solid flavor, great blend of oat/wheat/biscuit flavors quickly matched by solid malt sweetness and dryed up by some very good roast/black malts and hint of chocolate. Bitterness is solid, but hop flavors blend into the background with notes of grass/freshness.

Mouthfeel is well balanced on the verge of being a touch sweet, but a good hop and light roast bitterness balances nicely.

Overall, great porter from Dock Street. Also tried the imperial porter and fresh hop rye which were very good as well.

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Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thgreatrandini
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub. Poured a dark brown with a nice thick coffee colored heading. Left some decent lacing and the heading held up for a while.The nose is mostly cocoa with a somewhat herbal medicinal aroma,roasted malts as well.Taste however is slightly different the roasted malts,and cocoa are there but with a darker fruit's and touch of oak perhaps. Medium bodied with a subtle sweeter linger left on the palate. A solid porter and was very impressed.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this one night on tap at the brewpub in West Philly while Jeff was making pies and Rosemarie flittered about. Good service from the bartender, BTW, who's name I didn't get but was from another country (I'm thinking perhaps Croatia?). Anyway, I'm pretty sure this beer is named for the Man Full of Trouble Tavern (the only surviving tavern of colonial Philadelphia, built 1759) located at 125 Spruce St. near Little Dock Creek, and later on, Dock Street - inspiration for the original Dock Street Brewing Company (and although no breweries were ever actually located there, there were several in the vicinity). The story behind the name of the beer, however, is probably more interesting than the beer itself which was simply a basic porter: Typical appearance. Average head retention and lacing. Chocolatey aroma with some limited roastiness. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Creamy smooth and chocolatey and nutty/caramelish with just a hint of black coffee. Restrained bitterness. No real hop flavors to speak of, as it really should be in an English-style porter. It was very drinkable, but also quite simplistic, although I can't exactly fault it for that. A decent pint to be sure!!!

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Photo of garuda
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black, one finger off white head that has good retention and decent lacing down the glass.

S/T - Nice roasted character with a bit of sweetness, maybe some vanilla. well balanced coffee and dark chocolate on the back end. A little bitterness through the finish. Just a touch of graininess as it warmed up in the aroma.

M - A shade shy of a full body with good low carbonation, smooth across the palate.

D - Nice representation of the style, but nothing outstanding either. I'd get it again. Drinks very easily.

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Photo of SPRichard
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had on tap at the 50th and Baltimore Dock Street Brewery

nice head retention and lacing....kinda looked like a flat cola

chocolate aroma...some roastiness

medium body and carbonation...creamy....coffee and caramel

a simple beer that was very drinkable

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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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Photo of Shawn_Money
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of epyon396
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopdog
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint glass on tap at the Dock Street Brew Pub.

Poured a deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, some roastiness, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, lighter roast, and nutty. On the sweeter side (I would have liked some bitterness in the finish).

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Photo of GreenMind
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwa357
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of razorsdescent
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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