Sunday, February 25, 2018

Yeungling Dark Brewed Porter


Fill date: 1/11/18

Judged to 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for: 27 Historical Beer: Pre-Prohibition Porter

AROMA: Similar to an amber or dark lager; mostly base malt and corn adjuncts. Only slight brown malt presence; nothing sweet. Very low earthy hops. Clean fermentation. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Clear, very dark brown hue (34-44 SRM). Moderate tan foam retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Brown maltiness up front but without much residual sweetness. Faint chocolate flavor; slightly nutty or toasty. A background note of syrup/extract (likely porterine). There is noticeable corny adjunct taste that emerges on the finish to give it a [macro] lager-like taste (acceptable for the style). Moderately-low bitterness; virtually no hop flavor. Medium-dry aftertaste due to dark malts and extracts. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth texture, but not exactly creamy. Very sessionable at 4.7% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: This is a niche style for sure, but this beer exemplifies it really well. Not mind-blowing, but certainly interesting. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 43/50

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