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Honey Porter | Cape May Brewing Company

very good
13 Reviews

Brewed by:
Cape May Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States | website

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
An English porter made with local Cape May honey. Brewed with hallertau hops the beer has restrained roasty characteristics that make it unique from stouts. Originating in England, porter evolved from a blend of beers or gyles known as “Entire.” A precursor to stout, it is said to have been favored by porters and other physical laborers.

38 IBU

Added by Ahoyhoyindeed on 10-13-2011

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Reviews by facundoCNB:
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3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

an opaque brown-orange pour with very little amount of head.
smells of sweet malt, citrus, caramel.
a very light tasting porter. nice and sweet, has a bit of tang to it which makes you thirsty for more.
very low carbonation, light body +

i think i would've enjoyed this a lot more if it had a bit more carbonation. had it on tap as well and felt the same way. it is however, quite tasty though, so i won't stay away from it!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Great looking tan lace on this very dark brew. Creamy smooth, layers of subtle sweetness dance around the dark roasty tones, unsweetened chocolate and mild charred grain on the palate. A good showing of balance and drinkability with just enough honey character to be worthy to have it in its name.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Sweenz
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpalestino
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of OGShotzy
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ErnestHemingway
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnNasso
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Oakenator
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown to black with a tan head. Head retention is minimal with no lacing. Yet still looks inviting.

S: Dark slightly roasted malts with some chocolate.

T: Slight bitterness for a second but quickly followed with the honey backbone. Slight roasted flavor very late.

M: Good carbonation and flavor but heading for #2.

O: Great brew.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of RJIV
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft.
Pours a muddy water with a slight lacing.
Smells of sweet roasted notes
Feel is thin and a little more watery than I prefer.
The taste is a dark roast upfront, slight bitterness that is balanced against a sweetness from the honey. The after taste is perfectly balanced between the malts and honey.

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Photo of Damian
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank on-tap at Dog Tooth Bar & Grill, Wildwood, NJ
Served in a pint glass

Dark brown appearance. The liquid was topped by a inch tall head of tight, tan colored foam. Decent retention but no lacing.

The nose was solid. Rich and smooth with strong caramel malt notes. Lots of semisweet chocolate. Good dose of freshly brewed coffee. Touch of roastiness.

The flavor profile was much more dry and roasty than the nose. Deep, dark, roasted malts dominated. Some French roast coffee in the center. Nutty. Charred malts came through strong in the finish. Slightly acrid.

The mouthfeel was fairly standard. Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation.

Cape May Honey Porter is a pretty average beer that had absolutely no honey presence. While the aroma was interesting, the flavor profile could have been sweeter and smoother.

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Photo of jhartley
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of MissSmisje
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.
L: blackest brown, with reddish mahogany at the edges. Almost no head, but the thin ring is a nice dark tan.
S: faint. Burnt toast, roasted coffee, a touch of honey
T: very nice. Burnt toast, roasted malts, a little honey sweetness in the mid palate with a roasty bitterness in the finish and linger. Overall the flavor is a little thin/delicate, but what's there is nice.
F: thinner than I'd like.
O: a solid beer. I'd like to try an oatmeal version to get a creamier feel.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Honey Porter from Cape May Brewing Company
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