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Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter - Sea Dog Brewing Company

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79
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276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is one of a kind! Four different malted barleys combine to create a distinctive, full-bodied beer with a roasted nuttiness, uniquely enhanced by a hint of hazelnuts. Smooth and creamy with the nose of the Willamette hop, this porter is a beer style unto itself.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 12-16-2002)
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Photo of Omnium
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%

Bottle > Sensory Pils glass

A - Ruby brown with just under a finger of thin fizzy tan head, a few spots of small lacing.
S - Really nice roasted malts and toasted hazelnut, a little smoke and chocolate. Overall very nutty.
T - Nice rich roasted hazelnut flavor up front and stays with you, a good mild hop bite, some cream, dark baking chocolate.
M - Thin and kinda metallic, fades fast.
O - Surprisingly good hazelnut flavor and aroma, lacks in feel, but I'd definitely get this again.

Omnium, Dec 18, 2013
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OK, I bought a bunch of Sea Dogs and it took me a while to get to them all. I think there is one still left. I thought this one might be the least odd, and that seems to be somewhat accurate. Thankfully, the hazelnut flavor is way low, but the rest of the brew is somewhat lacking too.

It looks nice enough, dark, with a thin head and some nice lace. The aroma is slightly like an hazelnut coffee plus a sweet alcoholic ale odor.

The taste is fortunately not dominated by that hazelnut, but it is not anything to write home about either. It is also a bit harsh. Nicely somewhat bitter, but harsh, and not at all creamy.

I think I will stay away from these dogs in the future.

schoolboy, Jun 10, 2013
Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter from Sea Dog Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.