Narragansett Presents Allie’s Donuts Double Chocolate Porter

Posted: April 7, 2016 in American Porter, Narragansett Brewing Company, Reviews

Since this beer has such a long description, I’ll keep my intro short. Val picked this out and I didn’t know what to expect since I haven’t ready much about it. And we like doughnuts, hopefully it tastes like doughnuts.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Porter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Frederick Alvin Briggs, JR. opened Allie’s Donuts in the summer of 1968. For over 40 years, his family has worked passionately to maintain the legacy that ‘Allie’ built in the early mornings back in the 1960’s & 70’s. With neighborliness and determination, Allie’s has succeeded in keeping the shop as ‘Old Fashioned’ as the donuts, each and every day. Nothing beats an Allie’s Donut in the morning, or any other time, which is why many Rhode Islanders consider a trip to Allie’s a family tradition. Narragansett Beer has been Made on Honor since 1890, and we’re proud to collaborate with local folks who embody that spirit of craftsmanship… especially if there’s a chance for free donuts. So here’s to grabbing a dozen for the next family trip, and here’s to the rich deliciousness of Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter! Roll out the Barrel: We have teamed up with another one of our favorite Rhode Island treasures, Allie’s Donuts to create the new Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter. 5.5% Alcohol by Volume and 15 IBUs, the new Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter is available on draft and in sixteen ounce tall boy cans throughout the fall and early winter. Quality Supreme: The Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter is a malty blend of our classic Porter combined with cocoa nibs, chocolate malt, and a hint of vanilla. A smooth, dark brew that is flavorful and filled with delicate complexities, but is never overpowering. Taste & Enjoy: Drawing its rich chocolate base from cocoa nibs, deep and roasty body from chocolate malt, and subtle its finish from just a hint of vanilla, the Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter is reminiscent of Allie’s famous old-fashioned double chocolate donuts.”

Random: It’s been awhile since I’ve had a good doughnut.

This beer poured with a half a finger of tan head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. It left a hint of a crown on top of the dark brown body. There wasn’t any visible carbonation because of the color. The nose was strong with burnt chocolate, espresso and burnt hazelnuts. There was also a hazelnut syrup aspect to it. The taste was intensely bitter and was like drinking burnt coffee grounds. There was also some cheap cola flavor. The nutty aspect came through after my palate adjusted to the bitterness. The hazelnut liquor flavor was at the end of the sip. The body was thin with moderate carbonation. It had a quick finish with the same burnt coffee, which I just couldn’t get over. A pounder can of this was $1.50 ($.09 per ounce). All of the more subtle flavors were rolled over by how strong that burnt coffee ground flavor was. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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