Pro-Am Porter | Wormtown Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
wormtownbrewery.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rudzud on 08-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
39
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
6.95%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of smcolw
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Plentiful lace from the decent size, light beige head. The beer is dark brown where light only comes through on the very edges.

Pleasant aromas of coffee with cream. Modest chalkiness. A little bit of alcohol in the background. If there are hops, they're well blended into the malt.

Relatively thin brew. Mocha flavored with slight milkiness. The malt is more harsh than the smell indicates. Lightly sweet. Surprisingly strong hop bitterness in the swallow. The aftertaste reminds me of coffee grounds, bitter and chewy.

Despite my lower-than-average (thus far) review, I believe this is a very good beer.

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Photo of dfecteau
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccurrid
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Binger72
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of AJ01923
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of SABERG
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a modified tulip glass.

A - Deep dark, nice creamy head, moderate lacing throughout.
S - Hint of leather, cocoa, fig. Pleasant and balanced.
T - Malt base finished cleanly, some lingering chocolate, with a hint of smoke?
M - Silky and clean, this may be Pro ams strong suit. So smooth.
O - Very nice porter, balanced and dare I say refreshing!

Cheers

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbutova
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First Wormtown review, been excited to try their beer.

A- Black ale out of a bomber into a pint glass. Mocha tan head forms to a nice size but doesn't retain all that well. A small pillow and ring fail to leave much lace.

S- A big dose of both dark chocolate roast malt and dark fruits. Not a hugely strong aroma overall. Hints of licorice.

T- A stronger version of the smell. Cocoa, roast malt and dark fruit are again still heavily present. Some earthy hop, vanilla, licorice and toasted nutty hints come through as well.

MF- Moderatly thick body with a good amount of carbonation. Some bitterness in the finish. A bit silky and creamy.

A good porter with plentiful levels of flavor. Something feels a bit thin to me but I still drank this one down easily and enjoyed it.

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Photo of BennyL1
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes on 8/15/11

Bottled March 2011, poured into a standard pint glass.

Pro-Am pours a dark brown almost black body with a good size mocha head with some spotty lacing.

Nose is a bit on the lighter side with some coffee and chocolate notes. Some roasted malt and caramel in there too. Might attribute the lack of punch in the nose to age, but still good.

Very roasty taste with some bittersweet chocolate and coffee notes. The malt profile is good with some caramel that becomes evident in the taste. Not to much of a hop presence, with an ever so slight lingering bitterness.

Creamy and medium bodied with some carbonation on the lower side.

Very well done porter from the brewers at Wormtown, one of the best beers I've had from them to date.

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Photo of nmann08
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate brown, hues of red. Very thin wispy light brown head builds then dissipates.

Nose is heavy roast. Chocolate. Coffee. Caramel and maybe some vanilla, but mostly the roast and cocoa.

Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter up front with a sweet finish. Reminds me of a milky mocha coffee drink with alcohol.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but nice. Coats your mouth well with a warm wet finish.

Overall this is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of celticfutblclub
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass

A - nice dark brownish black color here. head doesnt stick around too long however but a ring stays throughout.

S - great roasted malty smell here. coffee and chocolate are in there as well.

T - again roasted malts hit immediately and last throughout. coffee and chocolate tastes are in the background with the coffee taste a bit more prevalent than the chocolate.

M - very good feel for a porter here. maybe a little bit too carbonated for my tastes with this style but its certainly not at all distracting.

O - this is a damn good porter. very glad i had the chance to pick this up as they only made about 900 bottles or so.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Bottled January 2014. Pours a rich black color with over an inch of medium brown head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malts, and earth. The taste is chocolate syrup, roasted malts, peat moss, and a hint of smoke. Some light and sweet coffee but rich chocolate syrup is the main flavor. Small amount of citrus hops. Creamy mouthfeel with a good deal of carbonation. Overall, pretty good Porter.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to BennyL1 for this bottle!

Appearance - Black body that has flecks of red shining through when held up to the light. Nice khaki head tops it and lasts a good bit. Finishes with good lacing. Couldn't ask much more from a porter.

Smell - Standard, but appealing, porter aromas. Light chocolate from the roasted malts and a nice vanilla smell. Coffee rounds out the back end of the aroma.

Taste - Solid, if not powerful flavors. Milk chocolate and coffee, with a smooth vanilla-like sweetness in the back. It finishes with a very earthy hop flavor. Kinda grassy, really. It's the only part that isn't nice.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, despite being pretty full flavored. It's easy to drink, but it leaves a bit of a strange dryness on the mouth. It makes my teeth feel weird. Yes, that's strange, but that's the way it is.

Overall - A nice, high-quality porter. Not outstanding in many ways, but great to see small breweries putting together beers of this quality.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of suttondj87
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of EZE123
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bleeps
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WesMantooth
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of wildcats10
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emottram
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of erlenmeyer
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Pro-Am Porter from Wormtown Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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