Narragansett Porter
Narragansett Brewing Co.

Narragansett PorterNarragansett Porter
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American Porter
Ranked #946
Ranked #33,813
3.72 | pDev: 13.17%
Narragansett Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States
Narragansett PorterNarragansett Porter
Notes: It is brewed with chinook hops for bitterness, simcoe hops for aroma, black malt, pale malt, chocolate malt, munich malt, crystal malt, roasted barley, and ale yeast, giving it an imperial taste.

28 IBU
Reviews: 133 | Ratings: 273 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Coorskid33:
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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A~ Black/dark brown in color. Very dark with a 2 finger head that had little retention, and minimally laced the glass.

S~ Malt with a pinch of maltyness. Chocolate-E.

T~ Crisp and smooth as hell. Good stuff. I really tasted the chocolate as it was the dominate trait. There is not really an after taste, but it left me wanting more. Really nice hops flavor to it too.

M~ Chocolate malt with great carbonation. A plus in my book.

D~ I loved this beer. Not really watery, but not thick either. It seems the more I drink, the more I like it. It is very good and complex to me. I def recommend trying it to any beer drinker, both rookies and veterans.

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Photo of illpass78
4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pint can poured into a nonic.

Appearance: Pours a solid black with a one-inch tan head that recedes to film fairly quickly. Lacing is moderate. Carbonation hard to gauge because it's so dark.

Aroma: Coffee and dark, bitter chocolate dominate the nose. Fairly well hopped, too. Some booze is noticeable.

Taste: Follows the nose, and it's pretty terrific. It's a deep, rich, somewhat burnt-tasting porter full of bitter black coffee and chocolate. Pretty excellent porter - not fancy, but an excellent representation of the style.

Mouthfeel: Thick, solid body. Not watery at all. Has the ideal level of richness and fullness for a good porter.

Overall: One of my favorite porters. It's off the seasonal market right now, and I'm hopeful it comes back, because it really hits all the notes for a strong, flavor-packed porter. It has nearly 100 years of history behind it, and deserves a more heralded place in brewing history.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black color with a nice fingers worth of tan head. Leaves some good lacing

S: Nice roasted malts along with some dark chocolate and coffee

T: Same as the smell, very roasty with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Coffee is more prevalent than the chocolate, but not by much

M: Medium-full bodied with plenty of carbonation

O: This is a really nice porter that is perfect for the colder weather so it fits the seasonal slot well. The alcohol is almost non-existent in the taste, so it's fairly easy to slug back too

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Photo of CrookedStill
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours jet black with a dense tan head.

first thing I notice is lots of roasted malts followed by a subtle sweetness.

taste follows the nose. roasted character upfront followed by caramel sweetness. ends on a chocolaty note. no trace of alcohol.

medium mouthfeel with a low amount of carbonation that's about standard for porters.

I really enjoyed this beer. while there wasn't any one thing that really jumped out at me it was still a very solid porter and much better than many I've tried. i also have to mention that I really liked the graphics on the can, very old school. glad I got the chance to try it and am sorry this is my last one.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of rjplumer
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has a very rich malty aroma from the start. Has a rich and smoky colored foamy head which last for quite some time. Has a hint of chocolate and smokiness that gets your attention at the start. It almost reminds me of a liqueur of sort as you can almost taste the alcohol in it. I enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer is jet black, with a densely packed, foamy, thick, light tan colored head that stands at a strong inch and a half. This head doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Impressive look to it. The nose is a dry mocha and dark chocolate blend, and very inviting. The beer is insanely smooth and creamy in mouth, and it has a rich, velvety chocolate milk flavor initially that is ridiculously easy to drink. The tastes continue to progress, with a hint of roast coffee bitter and a hazelnut highlight. Great flavors on a smooth, round body, with a decent cling left behind as you consume. The aftertaste is milk chocolate, and it lingers nicely behind in your mouth, with a nonintrusive finish that has some staying power. It sticks around, urging you on in your journey. Very easy to drink, which could get dangerous real fast.

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Photo of jondeelee
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Narragansett Porter opens with a malty, yeasty nose, smelling of rising whole wheat bread, toast crust, cocoa powder, chocolate malt, and molasses, with touches of coffee and ash to add earthiness and depth. There’s also a smattering of citrusy grapefruit notes, giving the beer just enough effervescent sparkle to help offset the darker tones. As a whole, the nose is good, bearing many of the aromas familiar to the porter style, and the decent strength and nuance of the aromas speaks of well-tended ingredients and expertise in brewing.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a mix of darker sugars and malts. Especially present here are molasses and brown sugar, chocolate malt, cocoa powder, ash, tobacco, and thick layers of cream and caramel. The beer is very nicely balanced here, the darker ashy notes blending well with the sugars, much like heavy cream and artisan black coffee. A thin layer of citrusy pink grapefruit spritzer from the hops hangs just above, providing an interesting counterpoint, but seeming slightly out of focus with the rest of the brew—a heavier pine resin presence would have perhaps been better. The aftertaste is mainly the cream and ash flavors, with lingering touches of grapefruit, and lingers on the tongue for a good while. The 7% ABV also comes out slightly in the aftertaste in the form of an alcoholic vapor, though this is not noticeable during the main mouthful. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is quite good porter, especially on the lower end, where the darker malty notes blend excellently with the creams and sugars. The hops could have perhaps been better selected to play off of these notes, but are by no means intrusive in their current state. Regardless, the price point of this beer—less than $8 for a six-pack of 16 oz. tallboys—means you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more delicious beer at similar value.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Ilovesuds
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gansett Porter? In a 16 ounce can? When I saw this on the store shelf I had to give it a try. Pours deep brown with a nice creamy head of foam. Nose is predomimently coffee. Nice malty taste with strong coffee and caramel. Mouthfeel okay. Not as sudsy as I would have expected. A decent brew at a decent price. Although I'm not a big fan of porter I would try this again and recommend it.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: large four finger milk chocolate colored head on a near jet black body. nice lacing.

S: middle range for strength. mostly roasted malts, coffee and chocolate.

T: roasted malts up front which transition to a very nice sweet milk chocolate flavor mixed with some mild hoppiness. espresso note in the background.

M: moderate carbonation and lighter side of medium body.

Overall: I like my porters to be more smokey. this one was like a chocolatey oatmeal stout or something. Still a good tasting beer.

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Photo of Floyd12
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz Tall Boy "Bomber" poured into a mug.

A- Extremely dark black beer, almost totaly opaque. A monstrous head of off white graduall subsided leaving beautiful lacing all down the mug.

S- A strong toasted scent wih an aroma of cocoa and coffee. Slightly sweet smelling.

T- Coffee and undeniable chocolate maltiness are enormously present, with a light hop finish. Slightly bready quality to it.

M- Low carbonation with a medium/heavy body feel to it. Very smooth with a dry finish.

D- Fairly high. There is nothing offensive about this. Definately the best Ganssett has to offer.

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Narragansett Porter from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 273 ratings