Manor Hill Brewing

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Manor Hill Brewing
Maryland, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #106
Ranked #11,410
4.03 | pDev: 6.95%
Tuesday at 12:09 AM
Nov 13, 2018
Very Good
Notes: None
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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BJB13 from Maryland

12 ounce can poured into a nonic style pint glass.

Nice dry and roasty porter with a bit of char bitterness. Malt forward but not at all sweet. The lack of sweetness makes for a lighter feel. Fairly smooth though a bit chewy with a rising crispness to finish. Solid, straightforward and enjoyable.

Mar 18, 2022
4 by Budlum from Maryland on Feb 04, 2022
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4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by sophist99 from Maryland

Very much enjoyed this one. Deep and roasty flavor, but quite sessionable with a medium-light body and a mild ABV. A well-executed example of a classic porter.

Nov 30, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by daliandragon from Maryland

Only my second one from this Maryland brewer. Color is legitimately as black as night. Huge cocoa colored head matches nicely with earthy, roasted malt notes. Hints of nuttiness and briny hops. Flavor is a nice contrast, with some initial hoppy inroads before the roasted and coffee notes capture the back half of the sip. Thick, chewy texture another plus. Really solid porter.

Feb 27, 2021
3.53 by MGibbons from Maryland on Feb 26, 2021
3.89 by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia on Oct 31, 2020
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on May 04, 2020
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4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by DanO1066 from Maryland

12oz can ("Black Sheep" 01/15/20) poured into a large tulip. Looks like motor oil coming from the can. Topped with a nice mocha-hued head. Malt & toffee aroma notes. Hops & roasted malts on the tongue. Solid body. A nice porter.

Apr 03, 2020
3.98 by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland on Mar 22, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Gajo74 from New York

From the can, pours a dark mahogany color that looks nearly black in the glass; looks clear coming out of the can and opaque in the glass. A moderate creamy latte looking head retains well and displays lacing.

Malt forward aromas evoke lots of toffee and caramel. Notes of flavored coffee, chocolate, and nutty and biscuity malts. There is a modest amount of earthy and woody hops aromas.

Medium to full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Taste opens with robust yet clean dark malts that are nutty, biscuity, toasty and with notes of bittersweet dark chocolate. Flavors open up as drink warms to reveal notes of toffee and caramel, lightly roasted coffee, cocoa powder, a light touch of acrid black malts, earthy and bright citrusy hops. The balanced palate highlights the malts, yet the subtle sweetness mostly yields to the roasty malts and hops bitterness. The finish is dry and toasty.

Excellent porter that is finely balanced and highly drinkable. Really impressed by this brewery.

Dec 27, 2019
4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Oct 20, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lucular from Maryland

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.

Jul 29, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

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

May 29, 2019
4.1 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Mar 12, 2019
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4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Kubishark from Maryland

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.

Feb 20, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mynie from Maryland

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.

Feb 14, 2019
4.03 by DMc8ride from California on Dec 27, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pizzabutt from Maryland

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.

Dec 17, 2018
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4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by steelkilt from Maryland

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.

Dec 12, 2018
4.29 by doremite from Vermont on Nov 22, 2018
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4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by MrOH from Malta

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

Nov 13, 2018
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