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Mayflower Porter | Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower PorterMayflower Porter

Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DrDogbeer on 03-28-2008

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Ratings: 744 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of KWMiles
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of TheLostGringo
3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Real nice look to this brew. Dark black with a solid 1-2 inch full bodied head that leaves some nice lacing.

S: Unimpressive, not a lot going on here.

T: Nice sweet malty flavor.

M: This is where this beer disappoints, to thin and to much carbonation for the style.

O: Not bad and would drink again, but feel it is a bit overrated.


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Photo of Jsterl
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of dheacck11
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice deep brown with tan head that fades almost instantly.

Nose is very soft, some hints of coffee and licorice.

Taste is pleasant with coffee tones up front, followed by very light smokiness. Nice earthy malt. Maybe a hint of cocoa as well.

Mouth feel is on the lighter side of medium, with a bit of a bite on the finish.

A nice porter, very user friendly and satisfying. Nothing not to like, but nothing to really write home about either.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of chippo33
2/5  rDev -52%

Photo of alexgash
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rdilauro
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
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 +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of unclekeith
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Rockwell_USMC
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Mayflower Porter from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 744 ratings
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