Wachusett Black Shack Porter | Wachusett Brewing Company

Wachusett Black Shack PorterWachusett Black Shack Porter
BA SCORE
62%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 150 ratings
Wachusett Black Shack PorterWachusett Black Shack Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
wachusettbrew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal flake undertones give this porter its delicious flavor. Its dark complextion and bitter hops give it character.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,603
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
150
Liked:
93
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
12.23%
Alströms:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of jcoleMA66
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beantown_hopster
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gatch
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a really solid porter! Great roasted malt character with a bit of sweetness and coffee in the finish. Some chocolate. Smooth and easy drinking. Surprising!

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Photo of hotsudge
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brantgraves
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RozzieBoy
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours chestnut brown color, looking reddish near the edges as the light hits it; 1-2 finger foamy tan head that was full of popping bubbles, fading on the slow side, leaving decent lacing and a creamy layer on top.

Smells of roasted grains, caramel, toffee, chicory, chocolate milk, charred wood and earthy notes like peat moss and/or smoked malts. It's a cross between a milk stout and a porter as the roasted notes drag it closer to the porter side for a nice aroma.

Tastes of roasted grains, toffee, cocoa powder, chicory, chocolate milk, maple syrup, piney hops, charred wood and earthy notes like peat moss, coffee grinds and tree bark. Seems like some mild spices kick in after the swallow, but they don't derail the cocoa and grainy sweetness, which leaves a little bitterness with the charred flavors.

Mouthfeel is thin and almost watery, with a smooth feel, a light to medium body, mild carbonation and a slightly bitter finish complete with roasted notes and sweet chocolate malts. Overall a nice enjoyable, easy drinking beer.

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Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2ellas
3.02/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoostaBia
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jblain
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of predikit
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown, settles in the glass dark brown, Leaves a frothy off-white heat that leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell is almost non-existent, which is a shame.

Suprisingly hop-forward, a bitter character gives way to coffee and chocolate notes, bitter aftertaste which clings to the mouth for awhile.

Medium bodied, little light for a porter I would say, leaves an oily residue behind, a bit chewy, not a clean finish at all really, but doesn't take away too much from the experience.

A decent porter but doesn't really shine in any particular area.

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Photo of devilshaircut
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ian_B
3.19/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dental
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeC144
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PEIhop
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stoutmeister
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aking32753
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpalestino
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Mullen2525
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Rcaisse
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%

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Wachusett Black Shack Porter from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 62% out of 100 with 150 ratings
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