Dundee Porter | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
80
good
466 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Dundee PorterDundee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States
geneseebeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John on 11-04-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
466
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle via a friend from work--Thanks Randy

This nice porter pours a dark amber brown with a moderate head of odd white foam that settles to a thick ring, subtle pool, and light lacing. Nose of sweet roasted malts and subtle char. Flavors exceed the nose with dark roasted malts mixed with cola notes, light coffee notes, and spritzy carbonation mixed with light hop notes. Overall a decent brew with a crisp mouth feel and high carbonation making for an easy to quaff session porter.

Good bang for the buck!

Cheers

 544 characters

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mitrandil
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Caveworm
4.31/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dundee Porter | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick and light tan, with spotty lacing, and a clear very dark reddish-brown body.

Smells like roasted malts along with other full-bodied grains. Also a nice caramel&dare I say tea note.

I taste a smooth, sweet blend of thie elements described above. As @DaneBramage mentioned, its less tasty and viscous than most other porters out there and has potential to convert the uninitiated into craftism. Well balanced with a small mid palate&post-swig alcohol warmth.

The mouthfeel I'm getting here is medium with mild carbonation. Smooth and quenching.


I'll rate Dundee Porter | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. with an overall 4.25. Not in the same league as Eddy Fitz, but the price is do-able.

 883 characters

Photo of plumberman63
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A nice dark brown, with a decent head. Nice dark malty and slightly roasted cocoa aroma. Taste follows the nose with a bit of bitter, maybe a slight coffee ( which I don't like) but still drinkable to me. good rich feel.

 220 characters

Photo of DaneBramage
3.01/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Minimal carbonation and non-complex flavor, a good introduction to porter for those who've never tried it. But too thin of a porter for my liking, very weak/watery flavor. As with other ratings, I bought as part of a $9.99 twelve sampler pack....probably a fair price but nothing special going on taste-wise.

 310 characters

Photo of tomahite
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It fills the glass as a light hazelnut color, about a couple shades lighter than coffee with tinges of red. Head is fluffy, beige, and stays around for awhile.

Aromas are pleasant with chocolate, toasted cereal, caramel and toffee, and a bit of stale grain.

Flavor could be better though, as it starts off with light brushes of cocoa, a bit of plant, and then it turns fairly chemical with some fusel alcohol and dirt.

Feel is bubbly and carbonated, tight and busy. Semi dry chaff finishes the feel.

Overall the Dundee Porter is a skip over. Not a fan of this one and I was looking forward to this one the most out of the variety pack.

 643 characters

Photo of Gaddabble
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reldain
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Brownish red in colour with thick tan head
S: Light coffee and vanilla smell
T: Chocolate and coffee with a lightly burnt toast finish
F: Very smooth and easy to drink
O: Good for newbies that want to start trying darker beers

 229 characters

Photo of Lightman
3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Apollo98
2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sweemzander
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrBass
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with a creamy off-white head. Plenty of lacing and carbonation also. Smells like lightly roasted malts, coffee, maybe even a little citrus. Initial taste is mild with hints of coffee, caramel and toffee. Aftertaste is mild black coffee. Overall a very solid brew, no overbearing favors. Would definately buy more

 340 characters

Photo of NateDyk47
2.94/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

L- medium brown, slightly transparent
S- scent of coffee, chocolate, charcoal
T- first thing I noticed was the bitterness: more than I expected. Hint of coffee, very faint chocolate note
F- weird. Very carbonated, especially for a porter. Pretty thin too.

Nothing special. It's not bad, but really doesn't from any other porter I've had.

 341 characters

Photo of Lucular
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burnthedevice
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weaselface89
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- a dark brown with fairly small tan head.
S- getting dark chocolate and roasted malts. also the black licorice
T- very similar to the nose in taste. roasted malts and coffee flavor. alittle tart also
F- medium to light bodied, with medium carbonation.
O- pretty good porter in my mind. if you take the price into consideration id say this one is a go to in the colder months. I like the brews that come out of dundee

 419 characters

Photo of Oidmoe
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpig372
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reminded me so much of flying bisons lager with a bit more complexity. I swear I taste a hint of peanut butter in both brews, but I digress. It was weird because my buddy and I enjoyed the first one then the second one we had we both did not like. Not sure if that's a consistency issue or what. It wasn't terrible, but wouldn't get again nevertheless.

 352 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Dundee Porter from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 466 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

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