Bully Porter | Gray's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Gray's Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bashiba on 02-10-2009

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Photo of BLarson31
3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Savan
3.18/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours black, smells like something from the black lagoon, tastes is a lil sour lil bitta. mouth feel is mouth feel is light. Over all not terrible... not great either. I am not impressed and would never buy this beer again.

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Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Has a twist off cap. Pours brilliant chestnut brow with a thin cream colored film covering the top.
S: Chocolate, traces of oxidation, light roast, nothing harsh or burnt.
T: Chocolate malt, dark sugars, slight oxidation. The beer is malt driven. Hops are medium to medium low. Some graininess from the malt.
F: Medium body to slightly above and medium to medium low carbonation.
O: Not bad but nothing special. The brewer should provide a bottle date and get rid of the twist off cap.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hendrick24
3.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.31/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Nabbed a bottle from a six-pack my dad had purchased. No bottling code that I can see. Poured right from the fridge into an imperial pint glass.

L: Pours a cola brown--reddish at the edges where the light strikes through--with a tan head that is also somewhat reminiscent of cola. The head is only about a quarter-inch, and it dissipates very quickly to just a slight ring. Moderate visible carbonation at the edges.

S: A nice bouquet on this one: Caramel and roasted malts are the most prominent notes. Molasses, vanilla, and chocolate also make their presence felt. Just a touch of licorice in the mix, as well.

T: After the promise of the nose, the taste is a bit disappointing. All the aforementioned notes are present, but they are all quite muted and watered-down. The front has caramel and roasted malts, accompanied by a bit of molasses. The middle introduces a bit of vanilla and chocolate, with the malts still asserting themselves. The back end has some more of the thin chocolate and vanilla flavor, with just a touch of licorice. Again, these flavors could all use some intensifying.

F: On the lighter side of medium-bodied, this one--as I've said--feels too thin and watered-down. Drinks a little flat, as well. Very clean-finishing. It certainly is quite drinkable, but this is at the expense of what should be a heftier style.

O: This one could have been a very nice porter, but it suffers from those muted flavors and thin body. If you're looking for a porter you can session for hot summer days, this one might be for you. I probably won't be returning to it.

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Photo of jessb_55
3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bully Porter pours a black color with a small head. There is a big roasted aroma with nice hints of chocolate and vanilla. The taste has a weak flavor, a crisp malt backbone with some hints of chocolate. The body is watery and a little flat. Overall its a very average porter, some weaker flavors.

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Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.84/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of twb0392
1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

Taste liked watered down porter

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a bit generic, but a nice dark porter exhibiting the roasty side of the malt spectrum, rather than the chocolate one. its light in body maybe even thin for the style, but has a great grain depth, ranging from coffee bean to ashy charred wood. coffee is the most dominant flavor, low acidity but plenty of roast and bitterness too. the finish is quick though, maybe a little burton ale yeast or something, a little character there. the body is a little on the thin side for me, but it lets me drink a bit more of it. carbonation is also right where it should be, medium and relaxed for the style. gummy finish after the swallow that i dont really love, but i would happily drink more than this one bottle if i had it.

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Photo of jschott75
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of lissav77
4.92/5  rDev +61.8%

Photo of Rowold27
3.12/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Hrodebert
4.25/5  rDev +39.8%

Photo of JakeBarnett
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of KellyScottMad
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of jimmah120
3.47/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle drank out tha bottle.

Had this at a place where the only other choices were tecate, old milwaukee, and lime-a-rita. That said, this really did the trick. Light powdery cocoa in the nose and taste, some stale malts, light but not watered down.

Would buy it at a bargain..

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Photo of JesseRay
2.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of pathman
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of t8dd
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of djwhit24
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of bigbeers84
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Hopstout
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Bully Porter from Gray's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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