Werewolves Of Cambridge
Lamplighter Brewing Company

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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #223
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,636
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 6.05%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
44
From:
Lamplighter Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  13
SCORE
88
Very Good
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown with a finger of tan head that leaves sheets of lacing.

UK-like aroma of creamy malts with hints of roast, nuts, chocolate and cherry. Similar tasting. Almost like a milk stout, only with a more robust dark roast to the malts than a milk chocolate flavor.

Medium bodied, creamy, with just a touch of carbonation in the feel.

Perfectly pleasant porter. I enjoyed it a lot. 12/6/17 canned on date.

Dec 31, 2017
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Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 18, 2020
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albern from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The ABV is now 7.9% but it isn't boozy. As most of the reviewers wrote, the beer is medium bodied, malty, on the sweeter side, some chocolate notes. The one distinctive characteristic is the piney hop notes towards the finish. This is a key piece for this beer, for better or worse, I couldn't nail it down, but on the Lamplighter website they reference a piney hop note and that's it. The nose has some bretty yeast aromas and these come out as the beer settles. It's a little odd but it's part of the beer. I think I prefer the London Calling porter just a bit more, but Werewolves is definitely more robust than London Calling and both have their merits.

Nov 25, 2020
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A porter on steroids. Full body, smooth MF, chocolate, coffee, cocoa nibs, and roasted malt. Very well done!

Oct 31, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really thought I had reviewed this, but oh well, guess I'll just drink it again. I have to listen to Warren Zevon while drinking this. NO can date

POurs a dark foamy brown colored head with great retention, looks a little like a dish of beef chow mein... wait, that wasn't supposed to be there. Nice soapy lacing, dark just about black color with mahogany light sneaking through, the beer's hair is perfect

Nose-ahooooo, oops, nice roasted malts, toasted brown malts with some chocolate and cocoa, a little roasted coffee, a touch creamy malt, and a hint of alcohol or solventy note surprisingly, actually the more it warms I get a little isopropyl alcohol like, the kind you'd buy at Trader Vicks, but it's faint

Taste brings rich cocoaand some chocolate, lots of toasted grainy malts with caramelized bread crust, very rich bread crust, but also a bit fruity interestingly, lots of fruity esters like Guinness kinda thing, sweet chocolate caramel candy, a little roasted malt and coffee but not much, rich fruity chocolaty finish with a touch of alcohol and little bitter spicy hops

Mouth is med bod but richer and creamy, higher creamy foamy carb, I'd like to meet it's tailor

Overall pretty interesting porter, fermented a bit warmer probably, which brought out some interesting fruity esters and a little alcohol note on the nose, but still enjoyable for a werewolves of Cambridge, ahooooo

Apr 29, 2020
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big ABV for an American porter. Is it an imperial porter, perhaps? Well, I ended up pouring into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a fairly dark brown/dark amber color along the sides of the glass with a subtle eggshell white foamy head, about a finger's worth. Subtle stringy lace along the sides.
The aroma had some cocoa powder, dark chocolate nibs, caramel and toffee malts, some roasted nuts, a little bit of coffee and a slight whiff of clean sweet earth.
The flavor leaned towards a dry roasted earthy toned sweet biscuity/bready malty toastiness. Mellow aftertaste of clean roasted nuts, dark chocolate and caramel malts.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation with some stickiness but acceptable. Finishes semi-smooth with some dryness and cookie to toasty-like quality.
Overall, pretty nice as an English porter, but didn't seem hoppy or coffee roasty forward to be an American styled one. I'd still come back to. And the ABV is a bit higher than normal for the style.

May 08, 2020
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M4CDO from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 28, 2020
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color; no light passes but the color is lighter than a stout. Moderate bar poured head but it settles to the finest of rim bubbles leaving no lace.

I get light mocha initially. I then recognize some maple syrup and semisweet chocolate to the nose.

Chocolatey flavor with just a touch sweet coffee. The body is thin like many porters. The carbonation is higher than the style though, making this seem thinner. Mild alcohol in the background of the swallow. The aftertaste lingers leaning to the sweet.

May 13, 2017
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doremite from Vermont

4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 17, 2017
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322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 22, 2018
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 17, 2017
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waiting4lunch from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 10, 2016
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liquorpig from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 24, 2017
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halfshell from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jul 13, 2017
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sweemzander from Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Feb 02, 2018
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 24, 2017
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PatGreer from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 14, 2017
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paresis from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 25, 2018
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip glass. Thanks Andrew for this.

Pours a deep brown body, light tan head that reduces to a ring and spotty lacing.

Aromas of coffee and cocoa, caramel and light vanilla. Taste is roasty coffee with bittersweet chocolate and lightly bitter aftertaste. Body is medium maybe slightly thin with moderate carbonation.

Feb 19, 2018
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a dark cola-brown color with a half finger of khaki head. The head dissipates quickly, leaving a nice ring of lacing as it goes.

The aroma brings sweet notes of cocoa, caramel, and vanilla up front. Then comes some dark roasted malts, coffee and grains. Notes of fig and plum come through on the back end. Sweet, yet balanced aroma.

The flavor is more roasty than the nose lead on. Roasted grains and malts up front, followed by a wave of coffee and dark chocolate. Finishes with a kiss of piney hop bitterness.

The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Surprisingly creamy and smooth, yet highly drinkable.

Overall, a great and flavorful porter. It's sweet, but the roasted notes and subtle hop bitterness keep the sweetness in check. Very well done.

Dec 13, 2017
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Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 17, 2017
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly roasted malt, milk chocolate and cocao nibs. Light, thinner bodied. Fair amount of bitterness helps to round out the flavors. This is a really solid porter.

May 05, 2017
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AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 25, 2017
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LoudRed from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 09, 2017
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Gkruszewski from New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 26, 2018
Werewolves Of Cambridge from Lamplighter Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 44 ratings