Mayflower Porter | Mayflower Brewing Company

Mayflower PorterMayflower Porter
BA SCORE
90.1%
Liked This Beer
4.17 w/ 740 ratings
Mayflower PorterMayflower Porter
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by DrDogbeer on 03-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,438
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
740
Liked:
667
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
9.59%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
116
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 740 |  Reviews: 254
Photo of tiltedglass
3.36/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A decent brew, but if never bad, never great. Here's why: it pours wel with a complex head that disappears quickly. Taste is a good balance but vague, with some mild bitterness that actually saves it. It lacks finish, and is decidedly "thin" in the sense that it lacks body. The mouthfeel is watery. And yet, it tastes good on the tongue. I prefer other porters by far, but I wouldn't turn this down from a friend.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is a pitch black colored body with a slim white one fingered foamy head that drops to a speckled sticky foamy lacing. The smell has a delicately balanced coffee to chocolate - a nice gentle burnt and roastiness. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma with a crisp dry roasty chocolatey aftertaste and just a dry finish. The palate sits fairly light on the body with a gentle sessionability to it. Carbonation is slightly smooth but also shows some harshness to keep one from pounding it. Overall, what a nice English Porter, probably the best one I’ve had today by Mayflower as I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of frasergrove
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L -- 1,000 lumens passed through the glass reveals a dark reddish brown brew. Scant one-finger tan head that dissipates quickly to nothing. Little to no lacing.
S -- Smells quite similar to Old Chub scotch ale: molasses, roasted malts, some cacao powder. Very mild aromas overall, but the molasses smell is a little syrupy smelling
T -- Semisweet chocolate, smoke, roasted barley malts, herbal/grassy hops, and just a hint of coffee
F -- Nice and sessionable. Mild mouthfeel, moderate carb. A little watery on the finish
O -- A true traditional-style porter. Straight out of a Dickens novel

77/100

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Photo of lost_sailor
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of kalosjakar
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jlazz222
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.42/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep brown, not quite black. Smells of chocolate and nutty malts. Some coffee roast behind it. Tastes nicely roasty. Maybe a little oxidation (I found this in the back of my fridge... oops). Nutty brown malts with a coffee roast bitterness in the back end. Medium bodied, if that. Pretty light for a porter. Decent flavor and drinkable.

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Photo of roast_90
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigGold
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 12-oz. can, gift from friend, into faceted mug. This, my first beer from Mayflower, is not a big brash porter, but a subtle mix of well-balanced flavors.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours a very dark brown with a modest head, slimming down to a ring eventually. Some lacing. Definite toasted malt and coffee in the nose. The taste follows the nose, with a definite burnt toast flavor, along with some chocolate. Nice!

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Photo of I3eer
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kkazemi
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Here's a near perfect porter.

A: Pours a flattish, chocolate brown body with tan head that is flattish, laces and retains little.

S: Toast, roast, charred wood, black bread, hops. Dry.

T: After the toasted, charred black bread, the roasty and hop flavors kick in, offering a charred bitter flavor and twisty, sweet and charred red pepper finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to low carbonation

O: The charred, hoppy, toast mark this as a great porter.

Came back in boston and was a bit sweeter and more cola-like and looking, but otherwise class English, sessionable, nice finish or start of evening porter.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on draft into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, with a solid one inch light tan head that leaves some spotty lace behind.

Smell is biscuit, bready, hints of baker's chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and coffee.

Taste follows bread and bisuit upfront, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate in the very balanced finish.

Mouthfeel is maybe medium, soft carbonation, not dry at all, and excellent drinkability.

Overall this is a very nice porter sessionable porter, with amazing balance.

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours thin and looks a dark cola brown in the glass with almost no lingering head. Smell is chocolate coffe roast body with a slightly malty sweetness on the front end. Smells much bigger than it looks. When I first tasted I remember thinking "holy crap that is flavorful!" I was truly blown away by the depth of the flavor of this porter. Chocolate and coffee back bone with the flavor of a big stout. The porter nature of this beer is only evident in the body as it is light with barely any carbonation. Overall an amazing porter that would be considered a very good stout. Truly flavorful, especially for the style.

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

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

Photo of LMSMITH
3.27/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

C. deep brown
A. soft coffee
T. bitter
F. no carb. bitter end

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Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aking32753
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Mayflower Porter from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.1% out of 100 with 740 ratings
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