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Dark Brewed Porter
Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
American Porter
Ranked #449
Ranked #27,914
3.39 | pDev: 16.22%
Sep 29, 2023
Dec 03, 2001
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.
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Rated: 3.75 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sep 29, 2023
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.86/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Yuengling's porter is a lot better than I expected...

Picked this up as it was the last 12-pack at the store I buy when in Western PA. I'm glad I did. The brew itself sits somewhere between the Yuengling's Lager and their Black and Tan - quite tasty actually. Great looking beer with a solid malty scent, it's mouthfeel is medium-bodied and very crisp, with a taste that is muted when compared to other porters I have had. Overall, I found it to be very solid.
Jul 04, 2023
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Reviewed by oneeye from Pennsylvania

1.68/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
Average pour, plenty of carbonation with very little lacing. Slight smell of dark nuts and rye bread. Light in flavor. Cola, dark bread, with a terrible sour aftertaste. Thin watery mouthfeel. I can honestly say after tasting many porters over the years, this one is my least favorite. Pretty much my same sentiment with all of the Yuengling products. Yuengling has a pretty good marketing team but my opinion is all of their beer tastes horrible.
Mar 02, 2023
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Reviewed by AlfromPA from Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another very drinkable beer from Yuengling. A nice mellow slightly caramel-y, slightly nutty, subtle flavor: this beer is best consumed around 50 degrees F. A pleasant break from intense flavors and high abv. This one is for some reason not widely available--comes only in 12 packs of bottles. If it's in your area, give it a try.
Feb 02, 2023
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Rated by xnotx from Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Burned charcoal wood beer.
Sep 11, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle
Bottle Date: ???
Glassware: 12-oz nonic pint glass
Temp at Pour: mid to upper 40's F

Very dark brown bordering on black. Huge 2-3 finger creamy tan head that dissipates to a consistent cover. This cover lasts through some drinking, but it does then begin to break up. Lacing is OK.

Light scents of over-toasted dark bread and some mildly roasted grains, including roasted corn. Hints of bakers chocolate.

Very similar to the nose. Mild inoffensive light roast and toasted bread with some baker's chocolate. Also some cola. No bitterness can be detected other than the roast.

Smooth and creamy. Body is a bit thin, especially for a porter.

A simple but tasty and very easy-drinking beer. The lighter body means that this is not just a cold-weather beer. I have had this many, many times; it was the 1st non-yellow-fizzy beer that I ever drank and was an early favorite. I come back to it now and again for nostalgia and a nice change of pace. It isn't the best porter that you'll ever have and it won't knock your socks off. But that's not what it's about. It's simple, quaffable, and tasty. And it's under $2 a bottle. (I paid $1.50 plus tax for this particular bottle)

This is my favorite beer that is brewed by Yuengling and has been for many a year.
(I haven't had Yuengling's Hershey Chocolate Porter as of yet)
May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Joshhardigan from Florida

2.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
Out of the bottle, this certainly looks the part, dark with ruby glints, some color to the head.

On the nose: malt, a bit of sweetness. The head vanishes rather quickly, like a freshly poured Pepsi, leaving no remains. Not a good sign...

Tastes more "porter-like" than "porter". No depth or richness, far more hoppy than any English porter, but the hops level fits the idea of "American Porter" well. Mouthfeel is exactly the same as their lager, or any megabrewery lager. Disappointing. Thin. The hops finish kills any of the malt semi-sweetness you get in a good English porter, and the lack of body doesn't inspire repeated pours. Since Anchor Porter is almost as easily available locally, this falls by the wayside, even as a cheap sixer, and the Anchor is a fine American interpretation of porter, and a worthwhile American beer.

Overall, I guarantee your local convenience or grocery store has something more worthwhile than this on the shelves, one of those widget cans of Bass or Tetley's would do the trick, and be closer to the idea of "porter" than this...or just stock up on Taddy Porter if you want the real thing.
Jan 11, 2022
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Reviewed by 2market from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This was the go-to porter before the craft beer revolution. It was always a favorite of mine. However there are so many better options now. Still, a solid porter…
Dec 29, 2021
Rated: 3.6 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 29, 2021
Rated: 4.57 by irishevans from California

Nov 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours mahogany with a 1/2" tan head, which dissipates. Light lacing.

Aroma is a bit muted: Light roastiness, caramel.

Taste is caramel, light roast malt, slight astringency.

Thin bodied, light carbonation. Dry finish.

Thin bodied for a porter, but for the price, decent.
Aug 31, 2021
Rated: 3.26 by Fallen232 from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2021
Rated: 3.19 by Mustela_Man from California

Mar 01, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 01, 2021
Rated: 3.27 by D-man20 from Pennsylvania

Jan 26, 2021
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
From a 12oz bottle into a pint glass dated the 260th day of 2020 (mid September-ish)

Pours opaque black with about one and a half fingers of tan head. Pretty poor retention and very little lacing.

Smells of some smoky/roasty malts with a hint of bakers chocolate that devolves into a more lagerish smell. I even thought I picked up some cola.

Tastes of a bit of smoke and still picking up some cola.

Mouthfeel is thin and over-carbonated. Slight smoky aftertaste.

Overall, I haven't had a ton of porters, but this one doesn't seem to hit the mark.
Dec 02, 2020
Rated: 3 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2020
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Reviewed by ChuckDardenne from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I bought this beer to compare it with Yuengling's special batch Hershey's Porter. I like this better. Nice rich dark opaque color. The head is a deep tan that will dissapate after a few minutes. I'm not smelling too much. A carmel depth. Not sweet, Certainly not bitter. A nice pleasent mouth feel, Smooth. A nice beer for the colder months.
Oct 26, 2020
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Rated by Greg_ehr from New York

4.18/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Love the chocolate taste in each sip.
Oct 21, 2020
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Reviewed by JRybacki from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz bottle. I have been resetting my palate these days and drinking simple beers like the ones offered from Yeungling, as they offer a glimpse into what a good, simple beer can be.
The head had to be coaxed into the glass and quickly dissipated within minutes, but with some moderate lacing left on the glass. Color is an opaque brown creating a bit of tasty mystery before quaffing. The aroma is mild, but you can pick up the hints of chocolate that are about to tantalize your taste buds. The mouth feel is simple, very slightly bitter, but also creamy smooth on the back end. This makes for a very drinkable porter. The taste is simple, with chocolatey, roasty notes coming through the entire time, with nothing else getting in the way. Overall, this is a simple, time-tested porter that shows you what a porter can be before adding all kinds of twists and turns like peanut butter, etc. Solid, classic porter. This is a go to beer to understand what a porter was meant to be starting 100s of years ago.
Oct 17, 2020
Dark Brewed Porter from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 1120 ratings