Honey Porter | Cape May Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
72 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cape May Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
capemaybrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rfgetz
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a pint

Looks a midnight black in the glass with some chestnut brown edges. The head rises less than a finger, even after a vigorous pour.

The aroma is of some dark roasted malt, coffee, nuts, and sweet honey. Pretty inviting aroma. Good standard porter notes with honey malt to add a unique wrinkle.

On the palate, dark roast and lightly toasted nuts up front with coffee notes through the middle. Honey malt pokes through the bitter roast finish, but never truly overcomes all the roast. Very nice.

On the lighter side of medium. The carbonation tries real hard to make this smooth, and it nearly does its job but the body falls a little thin. Really my only complaint.

This is a tasty little porter with some nice sweetness from the honey malt. Unique addition that works real well. Good job, guys.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oakenator
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
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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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of DIM
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I found plenty of roast and light chocolate character both with faint bitterness. I did taste some honey, but to me the sweet side of this one had a pleasant milky quality. Good stuff.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Damian
3.6/5  rDev -6%
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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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of inlimbo77
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

4oz taster size pour out of one of the staff members growlers (as the keg was kicked). Poured this into my CMBC pint glass.

A: This poured out a deep chestnut color. It was bordering on brown. Not as dark as other porters of the same variety. Off white almost tan head. Lacing bits. Not a ton of carbonation, but it was coming out of a almost empty growler so who knows.

S: I definitely got some of those sweet honey, roasted notes. Rich grain bill. Some milk chocolate. Maybe a touch of coffee buried under it all as well.

T: Taste follows the nose. Sweet malts. Low bitterness. Some light roast. Maybe some light hints of coffee. Chocolate.

M: Light to medium. Very thin for the style, but easy drinking.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Honey Porter from Cape May Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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