Mayflower Porter | Mayflower Brewing Company

737 Ratings
Mayflower PorterMayflower Porter

Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

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

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2/5  rDev -51.3%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle. Packaged on 02/15/13.

Light cola brown with ruby highlights on the edges. Seems clear and clean. Small, pinkie-ish, light khaki brown head. Not a lot of lacing. Nose of roasted barley, light roasted coffee, earthy tobacco, a little peat, and a touch of vanilla. Nice!

Bitterish mineral notes and moderately roasted coffee up front. Cocoa and chocolate mix with tobacco and earthy peat mid-palate. Some flinty, smoke notes. Caramel comes on late, accented by licorice, vanilla, and molasses. Coffee and dark chocolate bitterness in the finish. Lingering caramel and vanilla. Medium bodied, with slightly prickly feel. Body feels maybe a pinch light for a porter, but still pretty good. Might be transcendent on cask.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of rdilauro
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was my second Mayflower beer. The pour was very nice, a deep black porter with a slightly brownish head that was substantial.
The aroma was of a typical porter. Nice malt bouquet but nothing along the lines of chocolate/coffee.
The taste was very clean and flavorful, but also a bit on the light side.
Again as with the other Mayflower I've had, it was clean and enjoyable. Nothing outstanding in this one.
But I really believe that is because I have been tasting some real heavy hitters in the Porter and Stout lines recently. So, this one was like a child of the big guys.

Still, I would recommend this porter to someone who has never had one.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of angrybabboon
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 1/8/12

Appearance: Deep brown, with some nice clarity - small, light tan head - fades to nothing rather quickly, with the exception of a small ring - some shards of lacing

Smell: Nicely roasty with a ton of surprisingly interesting chocolate - roasty coffee grounds, dark coffee - lightly burnt - chocolate malts, dark chocolate, and semisweet chocolate - hints of toffee and caramel, too - some light, almost cola-like sweetness

Taste: In a word, mocha - roasty coffee - burnt, vaguely charred chocolate malts - dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate - sweet caramel and toffee notes - biscuits and bread - light, roasty bitterness - lightly sweet, with something that tastes like vanilla

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth, clean, quaffable

Overall: Perhaps the best English porter not brewed in England

I've been intending to review this for a while. I've had samples of it on a number of occasions, and it's always been exceptional. It's not going to blow any minds, as it's very traditional, but it's a very tasty porter, especially for the surprisingly low ABV.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of 401J
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing this beer in an Irish Pub on a wednsday night in December.. Broke college kids to my right sharing a burger and a shitty looking margarita (there's 6 of them)

This joint has a solid beer list and I'm digging porters in a major way right now so I went with this relatively local brew that I had never tasted.

Extremely good.. A bit of a lackluster head but everything else was super on point.

Beautifully balanced nose that gave me exactly what I was looking for from a porter.

Taste, everything .. Just balanced and full like I was looking for.

Well done

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Mayflower Porter from Mayflower Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 737 ratings.
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