Port Brewing Dawn Patrol Dark

On Monday night, the other half and I headed to the Hulmeville Inn for a Philly Beer Week event featuring Cigar City. It was insanely packed and about three deep at the bar. Since we were starving and the chances of us getting a table were slim, we decided to head to Memphis Taproom for dinner instead. They had a Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey event earlier that day, so I got to try a bunch of beers from them that were left over.


ABV: 3.2%

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our version of an English Mild Brown, Dawn Patrol is perfect for anyone who started their day before the sun rises and is ready for a beer before anyone else is finished for the day.”

Random: This is the base beer for The Lost Abbey Red Poppy.

This beer poured with a two finger, tan head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color with no visible carbonation due to the lighting in Memphis Taproom. The nose had notes of coffee and roasted malts with pronounced raisin. The taste was incredibly complex and at such a low ABV. There was toast, roasted malts, coffee and then some raisin in there for good measure. It had a medium thick body with high carbonation. The sip finished long and toasty. This was just an outstanding beer that I’m glad I got to try. According to the menu at Memphis, it’s a rare find in Philly.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

One thought on “Port Brewing Dawn Patrol Dark

  1. Pingback: The Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale | Beerproof - Beer, Cider and Mead Reviews

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