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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Ratings: 468 |  Reviews: 233
Photo of bilyboy65
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent offering for a porter. It's not much better then standard I think. Doesn't really challenge anything.

A: Very dark brown with a light tan head. Little lacing left on the glass. Some carbonation can be seen if looked at from the side.

S: Scent doesn't seem to work together. Instead seems to fight for dominance of coffee or chocolate.

T: Taste is more balanced, but slightly leans towards the bitter coffee.

M: Medium body, not oily.

D: Balanced enough flavor that this is drinkable. Probably couldn't have a lot of them though.

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Photo of templar316
2.99/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice deep brown with tall khaki head. Light lacing on the glass as you drink it down. Smell is light soft hints of coffee, and mocha, but mostly mass market alcohol. Taste is the same quite average with a hint of chocolate in the finish. It's soft on the mouth and easily drinkable, but I'd perfer something more interesting. A good introduction to darker beers.

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Photo of 88blkiroc
4.27/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nice dark brown, nice thick tan head that lasts leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: Slightly faint but notes of chocolate and coffee

Taste: Strong chocolate taste, slightly bitter with a little coffee flavor. Warm and toasty. Leaves a long lasting bitter black coffee aftertaste, but not unpleasant. Great carbonation all the way to the end. The flavor gets much more intense as the beer warms up. I would recommend drinking this one slightly chilled as it really comes out more the warmer it is. Very drinkable.

Got this one in a variety pack. I've had Dundee beers before and they impressed me as being pretty good cost. This one does not disappoint. A great drinkable Porter.

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Photo of yuenglings
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: nice dark slightly transparens color good size head with nice retention and laceing

Smell: strong rosted sweet caramalley malts with a small Chocolate finish

Taste: its sweet with the chocolate stronger in the taste than the smell

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy perefect balance between light and heavy

Drinkabilty: This beer was very suprising, i can certainly see myself buying more of this and drinking alot of it in one sitting

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Photo of puboflyons
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on Feb. 21, 2009 and poured from the 12 fl. oz. bottle no. 4123258081646.

A - As it comes out of the bottle and under the right light it looks rather ruby-red but as it settles into the pint glass it ends brown with a reasonable foamy tan head.

S - The aroma is an inviting mix of roasted malts, sweet caramel and licorice. SOe clean hops tickle the nose as well.

T - The mouthfeel tends to be of medium body and smooth and the flavor is a rich mix of malts, caramel, and burnt coffee.

An enjoyable Porter.

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Photo of ljbrisson
2.35/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a Coca-Cola brown into a weizen glass. Looked exactly like a glass of Coke, which I think influenced the rest of the experience for me. Aroma was of malt, sugary sweetness. Mouthfeel was thick, heavy, and chewy. The mouthfeel on this beer is just terrible. In my experience porters should be lighter-medium body and this was just syrupy in my mouth. Completely turned me off. Taste was sugary sweet, syrupy, with chocolate and a tinge of roastiness. No hop presence at all. Overall I did not like this beer. I think it is the worst of the Dundee offerings I have had so far. I like their IPA, Pale Ale, and even the Honey Brown. But this one just does not click with me and I feel does not fit the style.

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Photo of wiseguy142
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is black and pours with an ugly soda like head. Really if I didn't just pour this myself I'd think I was looking at Coca cola. But it's not, it's beer.

Aroma is nice, but not great. Roasted barley, a very classic "porter smell" if that really exists. Hints of metal and banana (a dangerous combination..).

Flavor is robust up front but finishes on the watery side. Reminds me a bit of a darker Genny Bock- like milk chocolate marshmallows.

Mouthfeel is pretty nice. A little too peppery in the carbonation reminds me of the Coca Cola thing again. I think I like this beer more than my overall ratings would indicate. I definitely dig the marshmallow character of it and it's very easy to drink. They just need to make the head look better, maybe boost the body, drop the carbonation, and bring out the flavors and aromas a little cleaner.

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Photo of clemtig76
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle as part of a multi-pack picked up at Green's in Greenville, SC. Pours a dark mahogany brown with some ruby highlights and a light tan head. aroma is of roasted malts with some caramel, chocolate, and coffee notes. Tastes toasty with toffee and caramel with just a little grassy hops in the finish. Not a bad poeter at all for the price paid. Well done.

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Photo of Bagman007
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Very dark brown, black in color with a lot of light brown head.

S- Has a very strong chocolate and caramel malty scent to it.

T- The taste is not as strong as you would think it would be after smelling it, but it is still fairly heavy on the chocolate and caramel scent.

M- Somewhat bitter beer with a strange after taste to it.

D- Fairly drinkable, but this beer is not really my type so I would not have more than one or two in a sitting.

Overall a solid Porter. Not too overpowering taste wise, but the weird after taste is a bit of a turnoff.

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Photo of rdub
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from 12-pack sampler bottle. Dark motor oil brown with a thin tan head quickly dissipating. Tiny bit of lacing. Porter smell with not much going on. Taste was mild for the porter style. I got mostly smoke with some coffee background. Tasted a lot like a Yuengling Black n Tan. Medium mouthfeel. Drinkability pretty good and easy for the style. Pretty OK but nothing exceptional.

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Photo of budgood1
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours out a nearly opaque crimson hue, with a thin tan head that dies quickly reducing to very thin lace. cocoa aroma with chalky notes. taste races behind with more of the same. chalky milk chocolate, some smokiness with a herbal hoppiness. some fruit flavours flutter about in an all encompassing manor. all light and relatively easy on the palate. there is a touch of this same sourness i've been chasing throughout the sampler pack i've bought. not so offending here. medium bodied as per dundee specs. mouthfeel leaning light and lager like. drinkability rather respecatable with the rest of the dundee sampler pack pack in the rearview mirror.

another just average stab at the style. rather mundane and mostly boring at best, even though i tend to gravitate towards beers of this style. my scores are relatively kind considering....

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Photo of TheTrevor
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured an opaque dark brown with a bit fluffy two-finger tan head. The smell is not as strong as some porters, but has most of the components. Some sweet chocolate and coffee is there. The taste starts off with some sweet malt that gives way to some pretty mild hops with a bit of the coffee and chocolate flavors you'd expect. Not bad, but not really what expected. It almost tastes closer to a less hoppy black and tan rather than a porter. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with some fine carbonation. This is a very drinkable for a porter, probably due to the fact that it feels a little toned back, likely due to the need of the company to keep it at under 7% ABV.

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Photo of Minkybut
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this very GOOD beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was very dark and the beer had a very nice tan head. The beer was caramelly and malty smelling. The taste of the beer was very roasted coffee tasting and was a nice blend, kinda nutty also. Lacing was good. i will buy again. I like this company a lot.

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Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Moderate pour into an imperial pint yields a four-finger tan head over an opaque dark-ruby-brown body. Head diminishes and gets bumpy, then fades away completely.

Smell is not very strong, but is pleasant. Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate malt, burned fruit, sweet cherries. Nice smell. Hope it tastes this good.

Taste is nice dark chocolate. Surprisingly rich. Much like the aroma. I was prepared to be disappointed, but I'm not.

Weakest point of this beer is the mouthfeel: not nearly thick enough.

Despite the thin mouthfeel, this tastes good enough to make it worth repeating.

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Photo of mHabes
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a nice head. Leaves a rim of foam after the initial head dies down.

String caramel smell, but very little chocolate or coffee present in other porters.

Seems overly carbonated with a lot of high notes. I had it right after a great lakes porter, and it tastes hollow in comparison. More bitter, with less malt, chocolate and coffee flavors.

The carbonation and the bitterness overpower the toasty flavors.

Better than expected, and not a bad beer, but in direct comparison to GL, it was the definite loser.

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Photo of PeterGriffin
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a phillies world series tankard. Smells of roatsy hops. The color is very dark and head is an inch high. The taste of coffee and caramel is present with hints of chocolate, slightly. Some lacing. Overall a very drinkable porter. The carbonation is pretty high for a porter, which could lend to its drinkability. Not bad beers coming out of Dundee, especially for the price.

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Photo of donteatpoop
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep dark brown, almost no light gets through. Nice thcik tan head and good retention and lacing.

Smells of carmel malts.

Tastes really good. Roasted and carmel malts dominate... tasting hints of chocolate.

Nice thick body, no unpleasant aftertaste.

Certainly not a session beer, by the end of the second I was done drinking it for the night; but a great beer all the same.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dundee- Porter

A- Deep dark brownish black with a big foamy head. Good lacing on the glass.
S- Nice roasted coffe beans and semi-sweet chocolate.
T- Sweet chocolate with a good creamy coffee flavor. Light flavors on the tongue.
M- Sweet and creamy with a nice dry finish. Slight hop presence in the end.

Overall- The best of the variety 12 pack. Easy to drink and enough flavor to make it sessionable.

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Photo of Tone
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a 1/3 inch off-white head. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of roasted malts, but it is oddly weak. Fits the style, but a little on the weak side. Tastes of roasted malts, but the hops are limited to a light background. Smooth, coats the mouth, and low carbonation. The overall body is a little weak, but there's enough sweet, bitter, and roasted malts to make up for it.

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Photo of Arbitrator
1.85/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Chilled bottle into a glass.

A: Dark brown with amber tones. Opaque. Head recedes quickly, lacing is light.

S: Sweet malts, toast, molasses.

T: Tastes like the smell... Sweet malts, molasses, some coffee.

M: Light bodied and a little watery.

D: The best of the sampler case I picked up. Not something I'd seek out for my own drinking. But Dundee has struck me as a very good social / game / party beer, and out of their lineup I'd select this one for an occasion.

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Photo of colts9016
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A very dark brown with hues red there is little to no head. The nose is dark chocolate, toasted malt and hints of molasses and hops. The taste is more like a stout. I was hoping for a thicker body and a fuller mouth feel. Overall an okay porter.

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Photo of abcsofbeer
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, the color of this beer is dark brown with some rosy hi-lites. It is topped by a one finger tan head that leaves some nice sticky lacing. The aroma is mainly roasted malts. The taste has a small bite of bitterness, like mild coffee. I also detect some sweetness from mildly roasted malts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation.

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Photo of WakeandBake
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A dark cola color pour,with a finger of kaki colered head,Smells like coffee that's been sitting around all day on the burner. Very dark and nice.A pleasant surprise with this taste. Very dark and toasty, loads of coffee flavors and caramel malt.Very nice/drinkable little porter here.

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Photo of spike882
4.32/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark in color, almost black with ruby brown color showing around the edges. Pours with a nice two inches of light tan head than lingers for a good amount of time and leaves generous lacing on the glass.

Smell of ripe fruits, molasses, chocolate, and sweet malt. Very nice balance.

Taste is full and satisfying but not overwhelming. A lot of the character in the smell is present in the taste and is sweet and chocolatey but not overpowering. Dark chocolate bitterness remains in the finish but is very enjoyable. Although there is a lot of flavor this one is a very easy drinker.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer was a near opaque liquid that had a one finger head of tan foam that settled down into a clingy cap. Good retention and some broken curtains of lacing. The aroma was malty, roasted and semi-sweet caramel with lots of chocolate and hints of ripe fruit. The flavors were an interesting and enjoyable blend of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and some nougat with an underlying fruitiness. The finish was long and coffee-like in bitterness. The body was medium-full but not as rich as it could be. Still, I found this beer smooth, pleasant to drink and affordable. A great session choice.

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Dundee Porter from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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