Man Full Of Trouble Porter | Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

BA SCORE
64.4%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 45 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hopdog on 02-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,574
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
45
Liked:
29
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
15.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -73.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of tobelerone
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub. Black with a subtle brownish hue. Tan head that sinks quickly; lacing is spotty at best.

Typical porter aromas of roastiness, coffee, and bitter chocolate. Taste seems a little out of whack to me and there's an odd sour note that doesn't seem like it should be there. The coffee and roastiness are pretty subtle and the overall flavor falls a bit short. There's a faint bitter hoppiness in the aftertaste and only a hint of sweetness. Dry finish.

Somewhat thin mouthfeel with spritzy carbonation that felt a touch too prickly for me.

Something seemed off with this one; the odd sourness I encountered wasn't mentioned by any other reviewer. Will have to try this again sometime and perhaps, re-review.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Arrived at the table in a pint glass with about a finger of dark head. Very dark color almost stout-like.

S: Rich roasted smell, hints of coffee.

T: Very malty and sweet with an almost toasted character to balance the sweetness. About average for a porter. The sweetness

M: Fairly heavy on the palate but on the lighter end of the porter's I've had. (My apologies for the brevity here, mouthfeel I'm still working on)

O: Good example of an American Porter. Not much character of its own however. It does have a nicely roasted flavor I expect more of a good coffee stout than a porter but all in all simply a good standby porter at the local watering hole.

Comments: I've had this twice now and the first one was as reviewed and my dad agreed with that. I'm not sure if it was the Spanish Fly I had before it but the second one's flavor was a bit off, kind of cough syrup-esque. Possibly some inconsistency to be had in this beer?

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at Pizza Uno last night.
Came out kinda flat looking. Not nuch of a head over a cola brown color.
Looks thin too like a black ale.
The smell was light with just a hint of roasted malts.
The taste was equally bland with not much going for it .Some roasted malts.
Easy drinking but not really all that good.

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3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft offering at the source. The brew appears dark brown in color with an off-white cap. Some string lace to spotty patches stick to the glass as the cap fades. When held to the light, the brew looks a lighter brown with red highlights.

The aroma includes some mild roasty grain coming across like chocolate with some fruity alcohol esters. More sniffs dont really reveal any more depth beyond that. No hop inclusion to be found but I assume that character is blended into the fruity esters of the alcohol.

The flavor upfront is like dark fruit akin to raisin, plum, fig, more fruity alcohol esters that faintly blend into chocolate grainy roast character and the faintest amount of coffee. While not a bad flavor and nothing is out of place, id rather have more focus on roast here instead of all dark fruits.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. Pretty easy drinking without flaw. Just not the flavor profile i look for in a porter that I would want to drink again. However, for what it is, I would not turn this down if offered to me either.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gotta growler of this at whole foods, served in a Saint Helena Catholic Church (Blue Bell, PA) glass.

Full Man, A brown porter, kinda like liquid shoeshine polish brown, dirty looking, a porter. A nice amount of full volume bubbles in a tan shade with soapy sticking power. Smell is on the roasty side with nice amounts of chocolate, nuts and earthy hops. Taste is nice and smooth with roast, coffe, nuts, faint vanilla/cream, crystal malts, and with all that, a bit of old world character. Feel is a step below medium, muddled, faint carbed upped, comes and goes. I drank it quick, i liked it, Dock Street should do a Imperial version soon.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopdog
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Man Full Of Trouble Porter from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 64.4% out of 100 with 45 ratings
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