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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,043
Reviews:
399
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.07%
 
 
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38
Gots:
146
For Trade:
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Photo of Duffman79
2.97/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is good.
Not much else stands out from the appearance. Fast-vanishing half-inch tan head. Very bubbly and effervescent like soda.
Hint of licorice in the nose. Also smells a lot like Yuengling lager.
Taste is overly-fizzy watery roast with little else standing out.
Mouthfeel is dismal, WAY overcarbonated.
Overall, this sits as the lowest level of acceptable porter, in that it doesn't actually taste bad, and the little bit of taste (licorice, weak roasted barley) are acceptable tastes for a basic porter. But as mentioned, it severely lacks in feel, carbonation, and lasting taste of any kind. A previous bottle from this pack I drank from the bottle, which was more satisfying -- somehow if you sip this from the bottle without looking at it, you get a bit more concentrated version of these weaker tastes. From a glass, all the flaws are magnified and impossible to ignore.
If it was 1980 and this was the only dark beer in any store East of the Mississippi, I think I'd be happy to partake. As it is, we have better options these days, and are spoiled by great year-round porters that can be found cheaply which provide 10x the flavor and feel of this one. Maybe this is a good entry-level for someone who thinks Guiness Draught is a strong beer or something. Otherwise, move on.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown pour, nearly black. Tan head settles to a quarter inch. Wispy clumps of lacing.

S: Chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, faintly woody, subtle red fruit, and a whiff of hoppy citrus.

T: Blackstrap molasses, brown bread, chocolatey, faint woody roast builds a bit as it warms. Vague fruits for just an instant. Snappy hop-derived citrus butts in toward the end and rides into the finish with some lingering chocolate.

M: Medium-light body. Light and creamy-soft on the palate. Moderate carbonation cuts through and adds some crispness.

O: Objectively it's rather middle of the road, but there's something about this beer that really won me over as I drank through it. It's simple but not bland, and the drinkability is great. It's the perfect 'end of a long day' sort of beer. You know, for those times when you just wanna plop down in front of the TV and drink an easygoing brew without having to think about it. It's actually quite satisfying.

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Photo of blastoderm55
3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan4120
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nodder
3.41/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Flashback #188

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Photo of PhillyRiver
4.17/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Because this beer is good, I'm giving it an additional .5 overall for the fact that's just over a dollar a bottle by the case. Fantastic value.
OK this is my first review and I don't know what I'm doing, but I did read all the Beer 101 instructions, and I have tasted many porters and stouts over the past two months since I became a Beer Geek. Poured per BA instructions into a clean porter glass, a shape that doesn't appear on your glass page, but which shows up on Google images.
Look: Black, slight mahogany color at bottom of glass where it tapers, with tawny one-inch head. Head subsides fairly quickly.
Smell: coffee, caramel, citrus. Very nice.
Taste: chocolate and woodchips added to the aforementioned smell flavors. Balanced, nothing overpowering.
Feel: smooth and creamy, but seems thinner by the time you get to the bottom. I swear I haven't been drooling into it. But I do like it very much.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of carrollmel7
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zaphog
3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoostaBia
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IanOsea
2.81/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not one of Yuengling's best beers.

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Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle.
Pours dark brown, nearly opaque. With a very good tan head.
Revising an old standard here and I'm not disappointed. Then again, I remember a fairlly poor beer and this is decent.
It does lack flavor, seeming made with minimal malts for style.

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Photo of jschwamb
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle at bar reefer temp into a frosted mug (Ugh!)
Aroma weak roasted malt
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, slowly diminishing to 4 mm ring and layer
Lacing fair – very thin curtains of tiny to small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor light, roasted malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

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Photo of Pens1967
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dewsby
3.04/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Barleycorn
3.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baile208
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very dark appearance along with a heavy malty smell. Not a heavy bitterness but does have some, laced with chocolate and coffee. Not alot to it.

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Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter from Yuengling Brewery
3.36 out of 5 based on 1,043 ratings.
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