Willimantic Postmark Porter | Willimantic Brewing Co.

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Willimantic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-12-2005

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a rocks glass as part of my beer flight at Willimantic Brewing Co.

A: Poured a dark, brown and reddish amber color with a chilled haze and a sticky head of tan foam. Nice garnet highlights with medium lacing as well.

S: Smells like roasted malt and bits of coffee beans. A slight, musky hazelnut aroma rises as well as some baking spices.

T: Flavor is a robust blend of cocoa, coffee and earthy malt bittersweetness. Slightly herbal hop notes come around towards the finish but it's a very smooth and malty porter otherwise.

M: Medium-full bodied with a smooth malt profile and some acerbic drying hops in the finish.

D: A very steady drinking porter at 6.1% ABV. Nice malty flavors which give off a nice balance of bittersweet malts, slightly dark fruity ale flavors and hold a strong enough hop addition to keep everything smooth.

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Photo of andylipp
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler filled at the brewery on 11/26, consumed on 11/27. ABV listed as 5.7% on the brewery's blackboard.

Appearance -A shade or two short of pitch black with a moderate, rootbeer-like head that hung around for a wile. Decent lacing.

Smell -A roasty, malty nose, with some chocolate and coffee notes. Floral hops, while in the background, make their presence known, too.

Taste -A roasty character dominates initially, with a bit of bitterness from either the roasted grains, the hops, or both. A bit of chocolate/coffee in the center and a medium-long roasty finish.

Mouthfeel -Medium body with fine carbonation.

Drinkability- Terrifically sessionable. Too bad I only had one growler to share with the family on Thanksgiving.

Comments- Nice one, David.

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Photo of HopDerek
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kegatron for sharing this one with me.

Poured a deep black with thin tan head. Good creamy retention left some nice spotty lacing stick behind. Smells of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and floral hops. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt with a bitter finish of coffee and dry grass. Medium in body with nice carbonation. Smooth and creamy, yet chewy at the same time with nice roastiness and a good dry finish. Easy to drink and full of flavor, great stuff.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a growler filled at the brewpub.

Pours black with a finger of creamy mocha colored tan head. Creamy retention that skims the surface and flares up nicely, leaving some good spotty lacing behind that sticks. The aroma is rich and toasty smelling with roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee all melding together, as well as a bouquet of floral hops in the back.

The taste is quite flavorful with a chewy tasting mix of chocolate and caramel sweetness that flows into some deep roasted malt and coffee bitterness. A touch of citric hops in the back punches up the finish. Finishes lightly bitter and dry. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice chewy feel and a creamier carbonation that spreads out.

This is a solidly robust American Porter with a nice roasty feel and great drinkibility for a 6% beer. Good stuff!

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a growler of this brew on a recent visit. The beer is slightly chilled ( on my porch) and poured into a pint glass. The beer pours an opaque brown color with a creamy and frothy tan head foaming up easily on the pour. As it recedes there are large craters left from popping bubbles.
The aroma is evident on the pour. I get big roasted malt notes and some swiss mocha as well. The coffee bean is subdued behind the roast and chocolate. The first sip reveals a fairly smooth silky textured beer with mild carbonation that gently rolls across my palate. The carbonation is very fine bubbles and they leave a bit of a tingle as I sip the beer.
Flavor starts of slightly coffee bitter and then rolls to chocolate milk sweetness and finishes roasty and a little dry.
The beer is very clean and smooth, very easy to drink. I dont detect any real hop presence or alcohol either. This would be a good session beer but the 6.1% would sneak up on you quickly methinks.
Another fine porter from Willibrew!

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Willimantic Postmark Porter from Willimantic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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