Mason's Porter | Prism Brewing Company

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Prism Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hazelnut Coffee Porter

Added by Knapp85 on 11-24-2012

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 32
Reviews by jakea:
Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Varkias41
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Bdel34
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Chaos_31
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of prokopt2
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Prism

This was definitely the best beer Prism had to offer when I visited the tasting room. Dark brown-black pour with a thin tan head that quickly sank to a tiny ringlet. Nice rich aroma of hazelnut coffee, dark roasty malts typical of a porter. The taste reflected the aroma, hazelnut coffee, roasty malts, a hint of vanilla sweetness. Not a complex beer, but it's good for a quick fix of tasty hazelnuttiness. Body was about medium, appropriate for the style. I'd revisit this if I saw it on tap again.

 527 characters

Photo of rydev24
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of SHerninko
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of KelsoSaaz
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of brez8791
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of JKV96
2/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of zekeman17
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of tedho21
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of EFR94
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BigMike
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a very dark brown colored beer with a very minimal head on top. There wasn't any retention or lacing on this beer at all. The smell of the beer kicks ass, it's loaded hazelnut aromas. There isn't much else coming off on the nose from this beer but it's very good smelling regardless. The taste of the beer gives off a lot of hazelnut also but there really isn't much depth, it's kind of one dimensional. The mouthfeel is a little on the thin/watery side which is a little disappointing, there is a moderate carbonation but not enough body to this beer. Overall I love the smell of the beer, the taste isn't bad but it lacks complexity across the board. It's a good start to work off of, in time with some minimal alterations this beer could compete with something like the Frangelic Mountain Brown.

 817 characters

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +9.3%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Mason's Porter from Prism Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.