Province Ale Porter | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rifugium on 01-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Deep ruby, off-white head has decent retention and lacing.

S/T - On the sweet side for a porter, with the molasses really come through strong. Smooth coffee roast on the front and back ends. Some pine bitterness towards the back, but stays mostly sweet.

M - Full body, smooth mouthfeel. Abv masked well with a hint of warmth as it goes.

O - Good drink on a cold day in DE. If you're not particularly fond of molasses though, you probably wouldn't like it.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at DFH, Rehoboth Beach, DE

The first offering from "Province Ale Company," an imaginary subsidiary of DFH, and based on a 19th century porter recipe. This beer, from what I understand, is made with a pale ale base, to which is added reduced/burnt molasses (aka Essentia Bina) to, in a sense, turn it into a porter.

Served as a small pour in a glass that was about 8-10 oz. Murky cherry-cola color with a small, dense cap of tan head; moderate retention and lacing, with some visible carbonation. Aroma of caramel malts and molasses, with some distant earthy hops and a touch of moonshine. I went in expecting this to be a typical porter, but was pleasantly surprised by its complexity. Taste was mildly roasty, but ultimately smooth and sugary, the burnt molasses creating an illusion of dark malts, notes of subtle piney and earthy hops, with a distinct chewy cocoa finish. Heavy-medium body, smooth and drinkable, alcohol was present but fairly tame. Good and interesting beer overall, and one of the better porters I've tried in a while.

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Province Ale Porter from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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