Pours opaque but clear where the light penetrates. Foam is several inches of thick, rich, tan lather. Retention is average or better with almost no lacing.
Aroma is a combination of big malts: roasted and chocolate mostly. Coffee and caramel add complexity while there almost seems to be a layer of creaminess.
Taste is a bit sweet up front. The middle brings chocolate, sweet transitioning to a big malt finish: roasted and coffee. The roast and coffee sticks in the mouth like old fashioned black coffee.
Medium mouth with an above average carbonation for the style that doesn't hurt. Definitely dries the palate.
Lots to take in for this beer. The malts are big, complex, but balanced with each having a bit of time in the spotlight. I wonder how joyful a fresh pint of this one might be? Nicely done. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Monday, August 22, 2011 at 22:12:19
Tasted: Monday, August 22, 2011
$0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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Taking its cues from “Three Threads”, a bartender’s blend of three distinct ales, Porter became the beer of choice for 18th-century Londoners. Mayflower Porter embraces this history. This complex brew is smooth and full-flavored with notes of roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate that will warm the palate all year long.