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Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter - Sea Dog Brewing Company

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Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut PorterSea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter

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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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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

rderedin, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Dark brown. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, brown-white head. Settles quickly. Pockets of effervescence apparent throughout the body of the brew. A ring remains throughout. No real lacing.

S: Nutty malt, milk chocolate, caramel.

T: Bitter malt flavor with very faint hints of indistinct sweetness.

M: Light body, earthy character, and a lightly bitter finish.

D: Drink session style, although the bitter finish will slow the pace a bit.

Atmosphere is good enough. Decent appearance including a fair head, but no real lacing. Nose is strong candy sweet notes, well-balanced with a nutty malt character. Bitter, earthy malt with a touch of sweetness. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

bmwats, May 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Rdc67, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

bcuz7, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

DuffDaddy, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Artjsantos, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Kelp, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

cnwillis31, Apr 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

olbubba, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

jheezee, Mar 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

mcaulifww, Mar 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

polishkaz, Mar 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Jsterl, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

keywestgourmet, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

themanilow, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of kneeland
3.89/5  rDev +11.8%

I great blend of hazelnut flavor and porter taste. Sometimes porters aren't very proportioned, but this works great. The hazelnut is better than other "hazelnut" beers I've tried. There's a roasted almond, toasted coffee, malty taste. And there's no bad aftertaste.

It pours pretty dark, almost stouty. It doesn't taste nearly as heavy as it looks. Not much of a head.

I got this in my beer of the month pack. I would definitely try it again if I ever see it.

kneeland, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Texasfan549, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

GFish, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

jrohrbacher, Mar 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +43.7%

TwoForty, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

kjkinsey, Mar 02, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev +2.9%

Part of the first shipment of a beer club a business client of mine signed me up for. The smell is of a very rich porter with some excellent hazelnut mixed in. The taste doesn't quite live up to the smell and the carbonation was lacking a bit but nonetheless this was a solid winter session beer.

mjpolzin, Feb 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

CMOrak, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

rapayn01, Feb 21, 2013
Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter from Sea Dog Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.