Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Dark Brewed PorterYuengling Dark Brewed Porter
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Yuengling Dark Brewed PorterYuengling Dark Brewed Porter

Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

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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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Solid black,medium carbonation and slightly thin body. Aroma is a little weak but malt,roasted malt,cocoa,and something that resembles wood. I don't know what it is but it seems to have all the right ingredients so to speak but it's a little weak. There's a pleasant cocoa taste in the finish that lingers gets for a while. There is something off about it overall,leaves an acid artifical taste in the mouth that's hard to describe

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Photo of Kemblain
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

L: So dark that it is opaque. Tan two finger head that did not last.
S: Roast malts and caramel, but weakly.
T: Creamy, roasted malt, hints of caramel and chocolate in the finish. Overall, the flavors are timid and leaves you unfulfilled.
F: Too light. No Carbonation.
O: Acceptable as an introduction to porters, leaves me wanting something with more bold flavors and a heavier feel.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eldoctorador
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeSmuckatelli
5/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my go to beer year round.
I enjoy one or two every evening.
I have tried Porter beers from around the world. But, this Yuengling Porter is my all time favorite.
I enjoy drinking it very cold.
The taste satisfies me. Very refreshing, with a good mouth feel.
I cannot recommend this Brand, Yuengling Porter enough.
Nice mellow malt flavor, not harsh, not overwhelming, no strange after taste.
I highly recommend this American Made beer. Try it.

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Photo of TMM1983
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChipChaight
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like smelling and drinking mildly burnt toast.

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Photo of jonervin26
4.2/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite Yuengling brew. A dang good porter. Very flavorful with lots of dark malts. I love it. It is probably my favorite cold weather beer.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yuengling Porter has a thin, beige head, a very dark brown (with ruby highlights) appearance, and minimal glass lacing. The aroma is of cream, dark-roasted, but not burnt, malts, and brown sugar. Taste is of bread crust, an acrid note, some char, peat, and cream. Hop bitterness is low. Mouthfeel is medium, and Yuengling Porter finishes mostly dry.


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Photo of Trailboss76
4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours so dark brown, it's darker than the brown bottle it comes in. Nearly impenetrable by light. Not much head. Not much aroma either but what little is there is nice - sort of caramel-y. A sip is initially smooth with a little fizzy edge at the end. Pleasant drinker on its own and also works well with a bar snack. After a few drinks, there is a slight yeasty aroma.

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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JonnyCastle
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kazmodaeus
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A training-wheels porter for those expanding beyond Bud light into the world of beers.

L: Dark. Decent head. Nothing spectacular, but indicative of the fact you are about to drink a beer with a bit of something to it.

S: A bit dark, a bit of noticable malt, a bit of roast. Light for a porter, but again, this is not a proter for people who appreciate beers - it is a gateway beer.

T: More than a lager. Something a person new to the actual world of beer might have a bit of a discussion about, Not offensive even to Coor's drinkers - just not that dark oand porter-y. Fools the eye, justifies the illusion with a bit of nose and tongue trickery. Good for what it is - an introduction to hinger malt, more flavorful beers. I still keep some in my fridge for the times I need to expand a horizon or two.

F: Not very porter-like. Thinner, less like a meal, more like a drink. Still heavier than the traditional mass produced lager. And at least it is brewed with dark malts, not just carmel colored at the end.

O: Again, because it fits the necessary niche so well, and because of the history and consistency of the brewery, a solid 4.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.32/5  rDev -1.8%
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 +10.7%
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 -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of RAFH
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VickeryLeather
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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