Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Dark Brewed PorterYuengling Dark Brewed Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
yuengling.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter is an original specialty beer that has been brewed expressly for tavern owners and family trade since 1829. We are proud to be recognized as one of the largest porter producers in the US. An authentic craft-style beer, our Porter calls for a generous portion of caramel and dark roasted malts, which deliver a rich full-bodied flavor and creamy taste with slight tones of chocolate evident in every sip. It pours dark, topped with a thick foamy head, and imparts a faint malty aroma. This smooth and robust Porter has a unique character that complements any meal from steak or seafood to chocolate desserts. Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter is enjoyed by even the most discerning consumer for its flawless taste and unwavering quality.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-03-2001

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1,043
Reviews:
399
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.07%
 
 
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. "Yuengling Porter"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, production coded but without freshness dating
$1.83 @ Javies Beverage, Philadelphia, PA

One of the very first beers that I ever drank was Yuengling's Dark Brewed Porter. The "dark brewed' part refers to the fact that it was actually made with dark malts rather than just having caramel coloring added to a regular beer which was common in the 1960's and 70's. It has the typical porter appearance with a brown-black body and fizzy tan head, and it's clear, revealing a dark mahogany highlight at the base of the glass when you raise it to the light. The aroma is decidedly caramelish, and a touch cereal-like. It expresses golden caramel, medium caramel, darker almost-burnt-sugar caramel, processed breakfast cereal similar to Cheerio's, and even a light bit of milk chocolate. I think there's even a hint of Ovaltine to it. The flavor then follows, and it's smooth and mild with a median bitterness to balance it and bring it to a drying finish. The caramel flavors are there but there's very little roastiness, just a suggestion of it, that gives it an edge; and there are some leafy and grassy hop notes but they're limited as well. In terms of modern day American porters it falls behind, but years ago it was at the head of its class; and honestly, I'd hate to lose it - every brewer can make the porter that's so common right now, but none of those brewers could/would make this. I'd never be able to sum up the number of pints of this I've enjoyed, although I also quite often had it mixed with Bass ale as a half 'n' half at the Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia before Yuengling started producing their own "Black and Tan". Maybe I'm a little biased but I think it's pretty good.

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Photo of MrJuengling
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Presentation: 12 oz bottle with no freshness date poured into a pint glass.

Look: Dark brown in color with a 0.5 finger head. No head retention.

Smell: Malts and dark fruits.

Taste: Malts, a little charred wood, some dark fruit, and finishing with light alcohol. Tied together with a slight bitterness that runs throughout.

Feel: Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation.

Overall: An OK porter.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A decent porter, right on style.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of RAFH
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VickeryLeather
3.93/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't know what possessed me to buy this, but it gets a taste. It looks nice and dark with a nice little uniform head. The aroma is mild . The taste is a funky malty taste. This would be cool in an update, or mixed with a fresh hopped, modern ale.

I would not recommend this.

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Photo of Phattyred
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of digitalflood
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with off-white almost tan head. Coffee, nuts, and roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more roasted notes than anything else, a little cocoa sneaks in too.

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Photo of Vylo
4.23/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papaglide
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

L- so inviting, so rich , so dark, but such a fastly dissipating tan head.

S- roasted, burnt, slight sweet, and deliciously malty

T- ok, so now proverbial crackers hit the fan. The build up with an awesome sight and tasty smell is now somewhat jeopardized by flavor. The lovely chocolate nose isn't really present in the taste. There is a nice roasted taste with a nice, sharp hoppiness cutting thru. Maybe some chocolate is in there? There is a lot on the surface but nothing really substantial underneath the bells and whistles

F- this is where the beer fails me, it seems too carbonated. The mouthfeel is bubbly and fizzy and leaves a film in my mouth

O- not a bad beer but it doesn't stand up to the nose and presentation. Would I buy it again? Sure, but now that I know what to expect, I won't be disappointed.

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Photo of brianmandell
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
3.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plumberman63
2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nice dark beer with a good porter like aroma. Taste doesn't hold up to aroma it ok and drinkable but has a weird melted plastic flavor to start. will finish 6 pack but wouldn't go out of way to get again. Better than Black and tan.

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Photo of Wer34truh
2.54/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Boone757
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of rclangk
4.58/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whey2Hoppy
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look- Very basic appearance for a porter. Pure black with some red tint and transparency at the bottom of the glass with a one finger head.

Smell- Not much to speak of, some maltiness.

Taste- Compared to high end craft porters, this isn't the best. However, for what it is, it definitely packs some great porter flavor for the excellent pricing and availability depending on your location. Slight roasted malts, and that characteristic Yuengling flavor that makes it stand out.

Feel- Kinda watery, but honestly that's to be expected. Medium/high carbonation.

Overall- While I'm not giving this the best rating, I do love this beer for what it is, a porter that I can get for a dollar a bottle at any of the liquor stores around me. This might be a good gateway beer for some, because it lacks the strong kick of most craft porters that drive newcomers away.

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Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dboz87
3.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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