Rendezvous Porter - Old Schoolhouse Brewery
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3.8/5 rDev +8.6%
Bottle from late Autumn trip through New Jersey. Superior porter, dark and thick with a nice serving of chocolate.A nice moderate roasting. Very good drinkability. A little molasses. Understated carbonation made it taste a little like a fresh cask beer, a good thing.
05-19-2013 03:08:48 | More by Sammy
3.48/5 rDev -0.6%
A: Chestnut brown exit sits a coal black in the vessel. A foamy, golden-bronze head has a sturdy retention supplying a good rate of coverage on the glass.
S: Dark chocolate, light smoldering burnt wood ambers along with some black cherries and dark roast. Overall a light to moderate sense of delivery.
T: Sweet milky chocolate flavor, sweet roast with somd dark fruit. Smooth, charred wet woodiness.
M: Good tingle from carbonation, full body, milky roast texture that provides a smooth roasty charred fade on the way down.
O: Overall a worthy porter, nice flavor, ideal pub style with a strong carbonation, rich sweet body that is drinkable.
03-27-2012 22:06:40 | More by beerthulhu
2.83/5 rDev -19.1%
Poured from the bottle into a goblet.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with some reddish light coming through. There is a finger of light tan head that fades quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass.
Smell: Quite sweet with some malt and dark fruit. There is almost a tart quality to the smell with no apparent roast.
Taste: At least it isn't tart like the smell. Very malty with hardly any roast. Some caramel malt with a slight bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: The body is a bit thin with fairly large bubbles and a dry finish.
Overall: This is a really mediocre beer. No real roast, which I enjoy in my porters. I don't think I'd have another.
03-24-2012 03:36:09 | More by oline73
4.04/5 rDev +15.4%
Purchased at BevMo. Pure black to dark brown in color with very little head. Smell of coffee grounds. Very dry and bitter aromatics. Flavors are much the same as the aromas but the body of this is outstanding. So creamy and full. Can't say enough about it. Top notch porter from a brewery that's really been impressing me.
03-31-2013 09:17:43 | More by Braz
3.48/5 rDev -0.6%
Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a one inch head that lingers a while before fading.
Smell: very mild aroma as only some malt sweetness comes through to the nose.
Taste: roasted malts, a hint of cherry, dark chocolate, a bit of an earthy quality, and a mild bitterness make up a decent porter.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish. Short lasting aftertaste.
Overall: easy to drink this beer, and basically a porter anyone can have as it is light enough and a bit refreshing.
06-24-2012 00:44:23 | More by Gavage
3.4/5 rDev -2.9%
pours opaque with a small brown head, and a little lacing.
smell is of milk chocolate, and some malt.
taste is thick, milk chocolate, a touch of coffee, and nuts, ends smooth, more like a stout than a porter.
overall an above average porter, more of a stout than a porter.
03-22-2010 03:16:42 | More by froghop
3.75/5 rDev +7.1%
Appears black with a sizeable tan head.
Smells slightly sweet, nutty and chocolate like.
It tastes of semisweet milk chocolate, and nutty caramel malts. The taste is really smooth though it doesn't have the smokiness of most porters. It is a very creamy beer that is very easy to drink.
The carbonation is quite low and it helps create smoothness to the beer.
This is a rich yet smooth beer. It's not that typical of a porter but it is still a very nice beer.
08-20-2010 19:14:21 | More by chumba526
3.68/5 rDev +5.1%
From 7/9/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.
a - Pours a brown color with one inch of white head and light carbonation.
s - Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee.
t - Taste follows the nose; lots of chocolate and roasted malts. Also some vanilla.
m - Medium body and low carbonation.
d - A pretty nice porter. Would like to try again.
07-10-2010 22:57:47 | More by mdfb79
3.15/5 rDev -10%
A - tiny bit of light through the middle of the glass. Near white tall tight head that drops slow.
S - mild malts, chocolate and acidic bitterness.
T - heavy dry malts, some acidic burgers. Flavor drops off fast.
M - not watery but not much coating. Mild tingle on entire tongue
D - easily drinkable, but not a top choice.
07-05-2010 01:05:14 | More by biglite351
3.03/5 rDev -13.4%
I bought a bomber of Rendezvous porter in a bottle store. $6.99. Poured in to a pint glass.
Pours a black walnut color with deep red hues when held up to the light. Bubbly beige head, is not particularly resilient, but leaves some wispy lacing on the glass.
Smell is sweet with an acerbic bite, like a rum candy. Not a lot of roasted aroma going on here.
The taste of dominated by a liquor or black licorice flavor. There is a hint of coffee and a hint of chocolate, but it's mostly a dark candy flavor. I make the taste more of a holiday seasonal than a sturdy porter.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and not particularly cloying.
Drinkable but overpriced and not a great representation of the style. There are better porters to be had.
12-06-2010 00:25:02 | More by RJLarse
3.63/5 rDev +3.7%
22oz bottle consumed on 8/30. Reviewed from notes.
A: Solid black with a thine creme lacing. Looks fairly viscous, actually.
N: Deep whiffs of chocolate/fudge and coffee. Molasses. This is truly rich in the nose with some good bark, leather and earth.
T: Coffee forward with light peppering. As pronounced as the fudge is in the nose, this leans more towards the sharp and bitter in the palate. More of the earth and leather and pine bitterness lent from the hops. This reminds me a bit of Hair of the Dog Adam, actually, only lighter.
M: Acceptable. Dry with a medium level body.
O: A decent stab at the style. Not resounding praise, perhaps, but this is a beer you could have when you just want to drink something without worrying about the profile too much. Average is A-OK.
09-02-2012 00:26:13 | More by writerLJBerg
3.55/5 rDev +1.4%
Though OS's menu specifically refers to Rendezvous as a robust porter, the beer never attempts traditional porter roastiness and strays from brown porter sweetness. It is oddly sweet with a punky marshmallow character, making it an anomaly ale.
But the beer does work for simple enjoyment. It is deep ruby with an aroma that mirrors the taste. I enjoyed it, but perhaps for unintended reasons.
10-12-2009 01:07:12 | More by RedDiamond
3.2/5 rDev -8.6%
Very dark brown body, ample ruby highlights, topped by a bright light tan fluffy head.
Pleasant chocolate and coffee aroma, but it could be a bit more assertive.
Light chocolate taste, faint hints of coffee. Mild pleasant hop nip at the swallow.
Highly enjoyable rich chocolately mouthfeel oozes down the tongue.
Overall a tasty porter worth trying, but not one that will push Founders or Smuttynose for a spot in beer rotation.
02-20-2012 05:34:48 | More by RonfromJersey
Rendezvous Porter from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
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