Monday, November 19, 2012
Yuengling Porter (6/10)
Their regular lager beer is, to me, a bit better than mass produced beers but nothing to write home about. Tonight I had their porter for the first time.
It is a deep black, with a thin beige head.
The aroma is a roasted grain and yeast.
The flavor starts slightly hoppy with a dose of burnt grain bitterness. The usual malty nature of a porter takes a back seat to this bitterness. The result is a beer that I am OK with but don't particularly love. I would order it again, but only after making sure the other taps behind the bar contained mass produced ales and lagers.
Beer Advocate gives this an average rating. I can't really argue with them on this. I want to love it, but I just don't.
I sampled this beer at the Trueman Pub & Grille in Hilliard, near Mill Run.
My Rating: 6/10