Mayflower Porter | Mayflower Brewing Company

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

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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Ranking:
#1,557
Reviews:
257
Ratings:
756
pDev:
9.59%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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Ratings: 756 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of Hgonz22
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown, thin tan head disappears quickly, no lacing. Vbig roasty aroma, cocoa and mild coffee. Full flavor in this porter, deep bitter chocolate and coffee, mild char dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thin and slick. Overall very good porter.

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Photo of JratBones
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mgauthier09
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueKurenai
4.93/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dd43
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding example of the style. Wonderfully complex aroma of bitter chocolate and roasted coffee. Those can often be catch alls when describing Porter style beers, but in this case the bouquet really sings. There's a nice molasses note as well, bringing out more of that toasty dark malt character. I spent literally five entire minutes just smelling this before taking my first sip. Outstanding in that regard. Bready malt characteristics of pumpernickel and rye toast. Head was adequate for the style, nothing particularly noteworthy in the lacing department either. All in all though, so happy I finally found a few bottles of this and eagerly await my next drinking experience with this porter.

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

Photo of rpjordan
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joekriii
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Malted Barley in Providence:

Appearance: super dark brown in body, with a massive light-brown head that sticks around FOREVER. Leaves tons and tons of lacing. Beautiful looking brew.

Aroma: toasty and roasty, with lots of malt character. Smells like a classic, English-style Porter, in contrast with the more boozy, heavy porters that fit tastebuds today.

Taste: again, it's lighter in flavor than most porters being brewed nowadays, but it is still very good. Lots of roastiness, a little sweet milk chocolate flavor. Dark, burnt bread notes, mixed with a little caramel.

Feel: lighter in body than some, and with light carbonation. Creamy feel on the palate.

Overall: this is a really good Porter. An excellent brew for any time of year, though especially fitting in the fall or winter.

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Photo of Shellynix
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a high alcohol content for a porter, but delicious nonetheless. Dark flavors, with a nice smooth finish.

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

Photo of ghatz
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

From a 12oz. bottle dated 11/24/15, served in a 13oz. tulip.

Pours deep chestnut-brown-to-black with garnet highlights and a half-finger head which dies back nearly instantly leaving no lacing.

Smells of toasted cocoa nibs and dates and, faintly, of fresh-ground coffee and clean earth.

Tastes of earthy, toasted grains and dates, chocolate frosting and caramelized sugar without sweetness. A quick, vaguely hoppy finish that's clean, dry and bitter and then gone.

Feel is light-bodied and dry, fine carbonation, slight astringency.

Overall, a highly serviceable beverage. It is very light, probably closer in style to a brown or new ale than what I think of as a porter, but that's no bad thing. You could sit and sip these all evening without having to unbutton your trousers. In fact, I'll make a point of getting more next time.

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

Dark brown appearance, not the highest amount of viscosity, but above a brown ale, but prolly below your average porter.

Mild easy going taste, relatively smooth, English yeast, toffee, caramel, but not a lot of other flavors, hopping. Somewhere resting between a brown ale and porter. It was an enjoyable but not over the top porter.

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Photo of tempest
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn, this seems like the perfect porter. Big bready barley with a cocoa edge and toasty notes. The finish is a touch acidic, balancing out the medium-body malts. I want more.

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Photo of Botulizard
4.96/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of LoveStout
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Mayflower Porter from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 756 ratings