Manor Hill Brewing

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American Porter
Ranked #255
Ranked #16,339
4.14 | pDev: 2.66%
Manor Hill Brewing
Maryland, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Lucular
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5 oz pour on tap. This is a great example of a traditional American porter: dark roasty malts with a hint of dark chocolate, coffee, and earthy hops. Highly drinkable.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

Pours jet black, opaque, thick tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma is very roasty- black coffee and bitter cocoa. Similar taste, fairly dry. Medium bodied. Sort of a cross between a robust porter and a dry Irish stout

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Photo of Kubishark
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of the best porters I've had in a very long time. Even though to me this is a style that is harder to differentiate variances (as in most porters are pretty good and it's hard to go wrong), this truly excels and was exceptionally enjoyable.

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Photo of mynie
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass.

Pour is dark and lively with a very large and retentive head.

The aroma is potent but straightforward: charred barley, light chocolate, a bit of dry hops.

Tastes great. Boilerplate, but very well done: dark chocolate up front, bittersour porter malt in the middle, and a finish that's a wonderfully rounded blend of sweet mocha and dry hops. The yeast and hopping are actually quite reminiscent of 3 Floyd's wonderful Alpha Klaus, although the malt here isn't nearly as intense.

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Photo of pizzabutt
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured into a snifter from the can.

appearance: pours a pitch black (practically 100% opaque) with a beautiful pillowy tan head. excellent lacing is left as the head shrinks down to a very nice top layer.

smell: very roasty right off the bat, with strong notes of dark chocolate. not quite like coffee but definitely earthy and "burnt". a hint of bitter hops lies in the undertones.

taste: as it enters the mouth it follows the nose with a strong roasty flavor with a hint of coffee. potential notes of vanilla as well. as it sits, the hop bitterness comes out, although not overwhelmingly so, it has an almost bourbon-like quality as you finally finish it, with a very nice smokiness finishing off and lingering in the aftertaste.

feel: very smooth. thick enough that it could be a stout (admittedly the lines are a bit blurred) but not thick enough that you can't have a few in a row. reasonable carbonation, not super bright but it adds a nice tingle.

overall: a very good porter. has some great smokiness and a nice medium body. feels almost like a stout but less strong.

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Photo of steelkilt
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I spent the weekend in Cambridge, MD drinking RAR 10 layer and Salisbury, MD drinking Lucky No. 7. Both excellent. I will stay away from the traditional adjectives used to describe porters and just say that Manor Hill porter has an earthiness and smokiness to it that the others do not. Really wonderful and thank god for Maryland breweries. It’s like a dream. I’ll be hitting Manor Hill next.

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Photo of MrOH
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours extremely dark brown, no highlights in a nonic. Thick, dark tan head, but not much in the way of retention; nice lace, though.
Smells like coffee.
Flavor is of coffee, some chocolate, bit of herbal hops
Medium heavy mouthfeel. Dry. Lower carbonation
Fits the bill for a roasty beer fix

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