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Mayflower Porter | Mayflower Brewing Company

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4.17/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
mayflowerbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,884
Reviews:
260
Ratings:
765
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
128
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 765 |  Reviews: 260
Photo of Rainintheface
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amendm
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of chitoryu12
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of nmwhitehead
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of porterman66
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of egrandfield
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of Dakin
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of VTblackhawk
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heftklammer
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smb71481
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 1/2 inch light tan head over a dark brown body with some lacing. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of coffee as well. Taste mirrors nose with a spot on, slightly bitter finish. Good feel on this and overall, a well done, solid little porter right here. Cheers!

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Photo of Abstractspirit
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greatnorthern315
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tcsox
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skyfra
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BoozerBrad
3.29/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BirdsandHops
2.89/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of grahuba
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up as part of the Mayflower Compact mixed can twelve pack. I enjoy porters, but rarely get them, as I usually stick with IPAs. Glad I tried this, smooth, well balanced, would buy/drink again.

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Photo of BPCam
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was out to dinner with my special gal when I had this nice Porter, it has a nice smooth taste, small foam head, with a nice dark complexion, it smells like a nice Porter with a roast barley smell and has a very nice chocolate taste. What I really liked about this Porter is it's a light bodied beer with all the flavors of a full bodied Porter. Nothing is sacrificed and it goes down well both cold and room temp.

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Mayflower Porter from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 765 ratings