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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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275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
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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bmwats

Louisiana

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.

05-24-2013 00:45:38 | More by bmwats
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-22-2013 19:32:08 | More by Rdc67
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bcuz7

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.9%

05-19-2013 21:56:40 | More by bcuz7
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DuffDaddy

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.9%

05-13-2013 20:09:38 | More by DuffDaddy
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-10-2013 16:22:16 | More by Artjsantos
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-29-2013 00:19:41 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

04-27-2013 20:15:45 | More by Kelp
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cnwillis31

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

04-23-2013 21:53:57 | More by cnwillis31
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olbubba

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-06-2013 01:44:13 | More by olbubba
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-30-2013 18:18:22 | More by jheezee
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-25-2013 14:12:31 | More by mcaulifww
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-24-2013 14:14:06 | More by polishkaz
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Jsterl

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -21%

03-23-2013 02:58:18 | More by Jsterl
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keywestgourmet

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

03-21-2013 03:13:57 | More by keywestgourmet
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themanilow

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.9%

03-20-2013 00:57:43 | More by themanilow
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kneeland

North Carolina

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.

03-16-2013 01:53:44 | More by kneeland
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

03-10-2013 02:56:02 | More by Texasfan549
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GFish

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-08-2013 00:13:05 | More by GFish
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

03-06-2013 02:23:14 | More by jrohrbacher
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +43.7%

03-04-2013 22:19:39 | More by TwoForty
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

03-02-2013 23:56:43 | More by kjkinsey
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

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.

02-23-2013 04:52:11 | More by mjpolzin
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CMOrak

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-22-2013 00:54:17 | More by CMOrak
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rapayn01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

02-21-2013 05:07:24 | More by rapayn01
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MemphisANiD

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-20-2013 02:47:51 | More by MemphisANiD
Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter from Sea Dog Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.