Yorkshire Porter | Queen City Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Queen City Brewery
Vermont, United States
queencitybrewery.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Queen City Brewery’s interpretation of this classic English dark ale is rich, full-bodied, and well-balanced with an unparalleled smoothness, an understated hop bitterness, and a malt profile that accentuates the chocolate and coffee-like character. (ABV 5.0% IBU 36) - Porter

Added by tkdchampxi on 08-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,055
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
71
pDev:
13.06%
 
 
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1
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20
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Photo of Luis_Alberola
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of garthbrennan
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A moreso true to form English porter with great body and correct hoppiness. Enjoyed thoroughly after letting it warm closer to room temperature. It may be that you Vermont hopheads are not giving this this a fair shake. Great job Queen city!

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Photo of smb71481
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Jax

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Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of svobrien
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IBUBrew
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a rim of a mocha to off white bar pour’s kind of head. The smell had a sweet cocoa bean to powder aroma sliding into some nice roasty coffee beans. The taste was mainly sweet taking the previously mentioned flavors to town on the sweetness and allowing a delicate creaminess in the flavor. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation rides extremely low allowing a sweet creaminess to be felt on my tongue. Overall, really nice porter, definitely one of their better beers and one I’d definitely come back to.

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Photo of GormBrewhouse
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours brown ,light white head, little or no scent, tastes like a porter that ran a touch short on the specialty grains, feels thin an a bit watery. Average at best

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Photo of BltByKrmn
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
2.89/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark, dark brown color with a finger of tan head. Not much in the way of retention or lacing.

Aroma is dark roasted malts and grain. Not much else.

Taste follows the nose. Maybe a faint hint of chocolate on the finish. Very light and flavorless.

I agree with others on the feel here. It's as thin as water and equally as bland. Low carbonation. It's just...water.

Overall, an incredibly mediocre beer that is ruined by an awful mouthfeel. The flavors are bland and lifeless and I'm not sure I can even call this "beer". I appreciate subtlety, Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout is one of my favorite beers. This is just flavored water.

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Photo of bruceb
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gonzo000
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liquorpig
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dbrag
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tpeters
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky and dark enough to not allow light to pass. The head is brief selling to rim bubbles quickly. No lace.

Dark, deeply roasted chocolate. Semisweet.

Lots of semisweet chocolate on the initial taste. The body is a bit watery and the lower carbonation doesn't help. The flavor though is rich with very little bitterness. The aftertaste is short but full of flavor.

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Photo of k47k
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a nonic pint a dark brown color with a small tan head that is difficult to rise up despite frequent agitation. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell is light and sweet, caramel and a bit of fruit from the malt. Limited roast or chocolate notes. Taste starts with a sharp bitterness first, middle is caramel and some sweetness, it's ended with a bit of char and some coffee.

Body is pretty light, carbonation is low. Overall this is slightly below average for a porter, but with no offensive flavors there's nothing wrong about it. Felt like a was drinking a diet stout more than a porter. Expected rich and sweet chocolate notes but got a bit of a watery roasted malt beer. Some improvement could make this a lot better.

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Yorkshire Porter from Queen City Brewery
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 71 ratings