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

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Dundee PorterDundee Porter

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John on 11-04-2006

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

Bought a case of 12 variety by Dundee for a good price from Meijer.

Had this guy first cause I love porters. Served in a pint.

A: Pours a clear, dark, mahogany brown color, with a thin fizzy off white head with minimal lacing.

S: Light aroma, chocolate, coffee, barley, malts

T: Could use some more flavor, bit lacking, but it's smooth though. Bits of chocolate, wheat, malts

M: Very smooth, good carbonation, goes down really easy, good

O: Overall, a bit lacking on flavors, it is however, smooth and refreshing, easy to drink, its good, and was a bargain, recommended by me.

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Photo of mattknueven
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.01/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2nd review; 2nd chance.

Poured into becker pint glass; deep brown/garnet with a thick fluffy tan head that sticks around nicely. Head is all around much better this time; maybe last time I got an old bottle. Smell is very weak, some roasted malt and a hint of bitter chocolate. Taste is equally weak; there's no character to it. The mouthfeel is good and full, but there's no flavor. The roasted taste is an afterthought, barely present in the aftertaste; the main taste is a fizzy, slightly sweet generic malt flavor. This is a drinkable beer, and I'm sure it's infinitely better than anything their alter-ego Genessee offers, but it's a poor porter.

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Photo of SciFritz
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of chefduff2
1.75/5  rDev -50.3%

Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of rymurphy617
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of NilocRellim
2.25/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured cold from the bottle.

This beer poured brown, but much lighter than traditional porters. The smell is nothing like a traditional porter and is much more sweet and malty. The taste is along those same lines... malty, almost no roasted-ness and not like a porter should be. The roasted flavour is barely noticeable on the aftertaste.

Would I buy it again> Absolutely not.

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Photo of habaceeba
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JESantiago
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a very pleasant and drinkable american style porter. this beer pours pretty dark brown, but when held up to a bright light lets a few rays through. like a really dark rootbeer, with a half inch of white head lingering. the nose is complex for a dundee beer, lots of english style dark malts, a waft or cocoa, and some bitter char too, but only in small quantity. the flavor belnds these elements gracefully. i taste a little coffee, some sweet but rich and earthy malts, which impar a sort of natural bitterness to the beer. there is also more hops than the style usually calls for, which makes it finish punchy and fun. i drank all of them from the mixed 12er in one sitting because the texture was creamy, the carbonation was fair, and the body was nice and full, which i really get off on this time of year. there is nothing too standout about this porter, but its one of those beers that just belongs in your glass. i was plenty pleased with it, despite it not scoring too high in any capacity.

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Photo of Damian74
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of rudy0908
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jucifer1818
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew was served from the tap at The Genesee Brew House in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a house hefe glass glowing a deep reddish amber. It held a film of a head of big white and creamy bubbles, leaving flecks of lacing down the glass as the liquid receded. Carbonation appeared average, and no haze or sediment was noted. The nose showed adjuncty grain, sweetness of cooked raisin syrup, warmed brown sugars, and big caramel malts. Our first impression was that, as in the nose, the flavoring was much sweeter, and less roasty, than expected. The taste opened with rich caramel sugars, fig sweetness, and booze. The flavoring mirrored that of a cheaper Scotch ale. The middle peaked with a dryer toasted malt on the back, with more caramel and bright dextrin sweetness continuing to show through. Finally some deeper chocolate notes came on the back, with a renewed fruity sweetness of cherry, and hints of orange flesh. The aftertaste breathed mildly of roasted malts, light caramel toast, fusel booze, and warmed plum pudding. The body was light to medium, and the carbonation was the same. Each sip gave decent slurp and smack, but little in the way of cream or froth. The mouth was coated, with little dryness to the palate. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank decently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the flavoring. The nose showed big sweetness (much more than expected, actually) with strong caramels and dark, boozy fruit. The appearance, on the other hand, showed hues of a much lighter style, which was due, according to our served, to the generous use of chocolate malts, rather than the typical mix with roasted barley. This, coupled with the aroma, gave the air of a different style, which we felt to be a little too liberal of an interpretation, as the big, roasty qualities of the style were certainly lost amongst the sweetness and fruitiness.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Hobby
2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of sendbeer
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of bzach
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Clumpapotamus
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Dundee Porter from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 466 ratings.
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