Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Porter - English
Ranked #3
Ranked #4,002
4.16 | pDev: 9.62%
May 01, 2022
Mar 28, 2008
Notes: Taking its cues from “Three Threads”, a bartender’s blend of three distinct ales, Porter became the beer of choice for 18th-century Londoners. Mayflower Porter embraces this history. This complex brew is smooth and full-flavored with notes of roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate that will warm the palate all year long. Mayflower Porter is a rich, complex brew that is smooth and full-flavored. Five varieties of malted barley provide notes of roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate with a hint of smokiness.
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Photo of WildernessMonk
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by WildernessMonk from Massachusetts

Nice blend of coffee, chocolate and smokiness. Perfect brunch beer, nice and smooth.

May 01, 2022
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Apr 24, 2022
3.55 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire on Feb 05, 2022
4.71 by dmwils from Massachusetts on Jan 27, 2022
4.19 by Sellen from Connecticut on Dec 28, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Pivopijak from Washington

Quite dark chestnut, with a little dark orange, for highlights. Moderate, but fairly sharp, dark roasted grain aroma. Pretty good level of dark roasted grain, in a medium light bodied brew, and it goes on to the finish.

Nov 12, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by snaotheus from Washington

16oz can served in a tulip. Dated 09/28/21. Received from @WunderLlama as a retaliation been in NBS BIF #14.

Pours dark with a big, medium-density head, light carbonation. Smell is moderate chocolate and coffee and a lot of nuts. Yeasty, grainy, maybe some anise.

Taste is similar, though somewhat mild. Chocolate coffee and nuts, anise somewhat muted, mild to heavy roasty bitterness, some light woodiness, and some grainy sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick. Overall, a very solid porter.

Nov 10, 2021
4.45 by kp7 from Massachusetts on Nov 07, 2021
4.31 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Aug 28, 2021
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4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Ok, so the beer I had was a coffee porter on nitro at the brewery but I could not find it on beer advocate. This beer is so ridiculously fantastic. Smooth, creamy, not overly carbonated, subtle notes of vanilla and chocolate. Idk, it’s just great.

Jul 31, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Jaystar from Massachusetts

Wicked! Much more lively than a typical porter. Enough hops to cut into the syrupy malts, which still dominate - as they should. Satisfyingly rich and dense with enough fizz to balance and cut that. Drinking one satisfies nicely - but not so heavy that more would be too rich - as can be the case for me with porters. Wicked!

Jan 18, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted into a 12 oz (355 ml) clear goblet from a 16 oz (473 ml) can; canned on 07/07/20.
A: Pours a very dark, clear brown color with a two finger, tan head, cap and ring retention and complex rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of molasses, cocoa, mocha, toffee, and macadamia nuts
T: Semisweet. Flavors mirror the nose, but much more birch beer and/or sarsaparilla. Solid but balanced bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate effervescence
O: Mayflower has come up with a light but delicious Anglo-American Porter.

Jan 10, 2021
4 by Kakmezikyan from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2020
4 by whatsgoody from Vermont on Dec 15, 2020
4.21 by PSanger from Connecticut on Dec 05, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Appropriately dark appearance with a medium size, tan head and a fair amount of lacing. Slightly ashy, coffee, chocolate and caramel malt aroma. Flavors of dark bread, coffee and molasses. Sweetness evident throughout but more pronounced in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.

Nov 03, 2020
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Sep 27, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

L: Dark brown with hints of red. Creamy head that dissipates and leaves behind a little lacing.

S: Rich coffee, dark chocolate, and caramel aroma with a touch of herbal/spicy hops.

T: Moderate bitterness upfront, moves into pronounced coffee and chocolate flavors with a sweet caramel finish. Hop flavor comes in part way through and lingers into the aftertaste.

F: Medium bodied, crisp.

Overall: A very tasty porter that I will be happy to make a regular in my fridge.

Aug 24, 2020
2.25 by wildman69 from New York on Jul 25, 2020
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEER88 from Washington

Roasty with cocoa and a subtle smokiness. Light body/dry backend

Jun 12, 2020
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3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by tradershmulie from Connecticut

Very nice simple porter.

Jun 08, 2020
4 by GC2020 from New Hampshire on May 20, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Can poured into a pint glass

Dark cola like liquid with a one finger taupe foam cap, three minute retention, recedes to a thin layer of taupe bubbles and some lacings

Aroma is roasted malts,

Taste is roast malts, bittersweet chocolate, hint of coffee

Good roast taste, slight bitterness lingers

Good beer

Apr 26, 2020
4.25 by xungmound98 from New York on Mar 28, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Gajo74 from New York

Mayflower porter

From the can, it pours a clear dark brown color. However, it looks black in the glass. A moderate tan head quickly dissipates and yields a ring of lacing throughout.

The malt rich aroma reveals toasty and biscuity malts, along with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. There is even a touch of jammy dark fruit.

Well balanced taste overall that emphasizes robust malt flavors that reveal a modest sweetness. Flavors of toasty and biscuity malts, bittersweet dark chocolate, mild coffee roast and a light touch of smoke. The black malts are smoothly integrated into the flavor without being acrid or astringent. Modest touches of earthy and grassy hops provide balance and a touch of bitterness.

Full bodied and mouth coating with a very smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is moderately gentle. The finish yields touches of clean toasted malts and with an easy going bitterness.

This is a really good example of a balanced and easy drinking porter. I look forward to trying other examples from this brewery.

Jan 28, 2020
4 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Jan 14, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by HBSnyder

This beer is light and smooth but with light coffee after taste. Many of the mayflower beers are good so I was hoping for more from this. It took me 4 beers at different sittings to appreciate its light subtle flavor. It's rather dry that most porters I drink lack. There's also some slight vanilla or oak, wood notes that until drinking more slowly, one might miss. I drank this beer at 4C, straight out of the fridge, but now that I think of it, it might be better a little warmer.

Dec 05, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by iGulp from Ohio

Nice porter. Very good taste and well balanced. Good roll across the tongue, which to me is a sign of an excellent beer. Very balanced and drinkable. Excellent!

Nov 22, 2019
4 by Musineer from Texas on Jun 11, 2019
4 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Jun 07, 2019
4.34 by Brenden from Ohio on May 21, 2019
3.75 by David19457 from New Jersey on May 03, 2019
4.34 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Mar 02, 2019
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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Amendm from Florida

A strong pour from a 16-oz. can yields a finger sized creamy tan head with some large bubbles, long retention and arches of lacing. Dark chestnut brown with faint red highlights.
Smells of baked chocolate and caramel, faint coffee and floral hops follow to the taste.
Coffee starts the taste, neutral on sweetness and mildly bitter. The caramel malty rich middle is semi-dry as bitterness increases. A light astringency and chalkiness during the finish is mellowed by the abundant and diverse malt bill leading to a mild bitter aftertaste.
A hair above medium bodied, below average carbonation. Smooth, alcohol is well hidden.
Great balance between sweet malts with roasted character and hop bitterness.

Feb 18, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Extremely dark brown, with only a little crystal highlights at the bottom of the glass or under light. Two fingers of thick, creamy tan head.

Smell: Sweet and roasted chocolate with a bit of tang.

Taste: Roasted coffee and chocolate with a hint of bitterness. Otherwise relatively sweet.

Mouthfeel: Creamy full body with very minimal carbonation.

Overall: I got a cask-conditioned beer, something rare in America. It’s a fantastic example of historical brewing.

Feb 09, 2019
4.11 by nmwhitehead from New York on Dec 14, 2018
3.89 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2018
4.6 by porterman66 from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2018
4.02 by egrandfield from Massachusetts on Sep 16, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

Cask at Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale, Boston, MA

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only faint traces of dark red are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a finger high beige head that consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolatey malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste also has flavors of chocolate malts with additional strong notes of cola and a subtle hint of sweetness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied, a little thin, and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This porter is nice and chocolatey and also has a good appearance and mouthfeel.

Serving type: cask

Sep 16, 2018
Porter from Mayflower Brewing Company
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