Narragansett Porter | Narragansett Brewing Co.

Narragansett PorterNarragansett Porter
270 Ratings
Narragansett PorterNarragansett Porter

Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by TheManiacalOne on 01-01-2007

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Rich, dark brown brew with a healthy and frothy tan head. Super sticky and retentive head.

S - Metallic water aromas. Raw mineral water twang and the smell of a wet piece of metal. Not much in the way of roasted scents or chocolate. By the ingredients, I expected a robust scent.

T - The flavor profile is much more attractive than the nose. Some semi sweet chocolate, but mostly a bitter hop taste. I was hoping for more roasted, viscous, malt bite and some sweetness. Im not sure whats really going on here, as it's tasting like a bitter lager. Lacking that "imperial" flavor and body.

M - Light-medium bodied, pretty drinkable. Bitter on the palate and dry after the finish.

O - Not a bad choice, but between my hopes for a robust porter and a complex "imperial" style porter I was left wanting.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jhb138
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a six pack of tall boys of these at the local Total Wine for the gut busting price of $3.99 for the six pack. I didnt care how good or bad this beer was: that was a steal!

Pours from the 16oz can into a half liter Gordon Biersch pint glass, one of my faves for stouts and pilsners. There is quite a large, stuffy, voluminous head of about three fingers in size. Tons of lacing and the head stays put for nearly the duration of the consumption.

Aroma is prototypical porter, bordering on stout. There seems to be some alkalinity in the aroma. Backed up with a nice amount of dark roasted malts in the way of toasty bread and charred flax seed. The coffee is kept to a minimum, and there is a slight hint of caramel, but the toasted bread reigns supreme.

Decent flavor. There is nothing inspiring about this one, rather insipid. There is definitely more of a pronounced coffee flavor and even some bitterness in the flavor which tilts this one back toward the stout style. This may truly be a hybrid. Slightly salty, alcohol is noticeable, bitter, long dry finish comparable to a dry stout. The mouthfeel is kind of thin and slightly watery, but certainly holds its own.

A true hybrid this one is, but also a very nice beer. I have been overloaded with hoppy IPAs recently so this was a welcome departure from those. This six pack will be fully enjoyed.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of snilsen13
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm very up on this beer. It has the right color and the normal thin head of a porter. What more can you expect? It smells, hardly at all like anything but what do you expect of a porter? It tastes smooth and mainly of roast chocolate and ends on a mild bitter note - not fancy, but because of the alcohol content (7%) there is an added warmth that just it up a notch. The mouthfeel is thick but not too thick and complements the flavor really well.

Overall, it gets added points because its $9 for 6 pint cans. You CAN'T beat that price for a beer this simple and good. Naragansett beers are often like this: excellent representations of the style, not fancy, and at a great price. This one may be my favorite, but their Bock is also and outstanding value.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of Etan
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can into a Revolution pint glass.

A: Pours a hefty-looking dark brown with a thick cap of spongy light tan foam.

S: Roasted grain, light coffee and caramel sweetness, slightly buttery.

T: Chocolatey, slightly harsh roasted malt, a good dose of hop bitteness, dark bread and bitter cocoa.

M: Between medium and thick-bodied with light carbonation.

O: Tasty porter with a surprisingly hefty mouthfeel.

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Photo of Bung
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can. Semi black dark brown pour. Nice frothy finger of off white head.

Aroma, A little subdued, but a good amount of roast, a fair amount of herbally hops as well. Just a trace of peat, cocoa.

Taste, Caramel and peat up front. It is quite dry, cocoa, pine. A heavy roast malt, subtle coffee. Pretty interesting, improves as it warms.

Mid body, carbonation seems a little high at first but subsides nicely. Drinks quite easy, though it is very dry. Pretty unique, I would have no problem buying a sixer of cans.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Narragansett Porter from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 270 ratings
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