Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up

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American Porter
Ranked #190
Ranked #12,901
4.04 | pDev: 7.18%
Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
Wyoming, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 28
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a no frills but fully exceptional specimen of a porter, they really have this dialed in, and for all the well deserved love their hoppy beer gets, i think this is a standout in their lineup, all the more special because of its apparent lack of uniqueness, its only its overall quality that makes it memorable, truly delicious! its deep and dark and thicker than a lot of them these days, with a frothy creamy thick tan head and pretty lace and fine retention, no light coming through this, but not overly viscous either, looks right on. aroma and flavor have a lot of roast, quite bitter although with a good bit of bready and sweeter crystal malt in the center of it for balance. caramel and toffee there in that layer, but this isnt sweet at all. instead strong coffee and a lightly burnt note come up, a hint of vanilla essence, and a dark organic chocolate thing as well, not overly complex just really deep on the malt side with good nuance, balance, and heft. this seems to me like a perfect fall beer, especially in the morning, but i would drink this anytime. its robust as porters go, but about as professional and refined as they come, and it drinks quickly because of that, hard to set down a glass of beer this good. subtle licorice and espresso on the swallow, frothy and foamy feel, creamy and rich, but clean at the end. brilliant beer not relying on additives to make it special. lovely!

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Photo of Gajo74
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at George Keeley, NYC.
Pours a mostly black color with notes of dark mahogany. A well retaining moderate head yields some lacing action.
The nose begins with notes of dark toast, biscuit and dry nutty malts, along with subtle earthy hops. Soon, roasty tones of bitter dark chocolate and coffee dark roast begin to dominate the aroma, along with complimentary notes of licorice and minty grassy hops.
The taste begins with clean and bright notes of, slightly acrid and evoking an espresso shot accompanied by a lemon wedge. There is bitterness from the flavors of roasted, lightly charred malts, evoking dark nutty flavors, crispy dark toast, and raw cocoa beans. The minty hops offer a grassy brightness and interact nicely with the flavors touch of licorice and peppermint.
Medium to full bodied, smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation that packs a bite . Dry, toasty and acrid finish that evokes a nice espresso.
Very drinkable and elegantly crafted. Well done for the style with a nice toasty and well hopped bitterness going on.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A huge, convex fluffy tan head bobbles above a dull blackish-brown body almost like just out of the oven cake batter.

Scenario is nutty, roasty, airy and woody with semi-bitter baker's cocoa, tangy licorice, and light coffee and cola accents.

The medium-light body has a filling froth and a dry finish.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Joe Bean Roasters in Rochester, NY.

This smells like dark chocolate, dark fruits, floral hops, and licorice.

This has a nice creamy and almost glossy flavor, with a slightly spicy licorice flavor, and lots of chocolate goodness. The flavor slightly falls off at the end.

This is a bit light bodied, but nicely creamy and very drinkable. There's a normal level of carbonation.

This is the first dark beer I've had from Melvin. Their hoppy beers so far are better, but this is still a nice little beer.

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Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz growler from "b2 Taphouse" in Salem OR $4 ( on sale) Very dark brown coloured body with a huge frothy/bubbly gorgeous tan head. chocolate , aniseed and light roast coffee. Taste is the same but sweet with hints of demerara type sugar and now the liquorice shows up..Interesting. Very smooth and well carbnated mouth feel. Not too thick and not to thin. Just right. Nice drinkable porter

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Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub in Wyoming. Clear but nearly opaque black - brown body huh an excellent beige head. Nuts and toffee in the nose and chocolate, coffee and brown bread in the flavor. Slightly boozy with a mild bite.

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Photo of stevoj
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grunt fill from Albertsons. Dark brown pour, thick fluffy tan head fades to a skin with lots of clumpy lacing. Aroma is very chocolatey, then some roast malts. Taste brings the bitterness, very mild. Nice heft to this beer as well. Feels great.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Such a tasty porter from the usually hoppy Melvin. A great classic take on a porter with a roasted yet light body. Goes down easy and doesn't linger. Definitely a surprise and recommendation.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draught at the Keg & Cork.
Pours a pitch black, small head of tan foam.

Smells roasty, bitter, dark chocolate.

Super roasty taste, dark chocolate, quite hoppy. .super dry finish.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

Excellent Porter.

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 28 ratings