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Smoked Porter - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 8
Avg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Redrover on 11-03-2006

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 8
Reviews by deapokid:
Photo of deapokid
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank at the bar on 12-2-11. Reviewed from notes. Totally forgot to write down the ABV and chalkboard description for this one. My bad, guys.

Pours a coal black, making it nearly impossible to see through in the bar light. Head is soapy and brown with sticky dense lacing, making for one creamy looking beer.

Aroma is light, with touches of woody smoke and a faint, but alluring, hint of chocolate.

This porter is creamy up front and smoky in the back. It's rather low on bitterness and could be described as a desserty affair with a touch of the savory. Malt lends a faint touch of caramel, and the dash of chipotle and fireplace smoke leave a dryness on the tongue that lingers. Chocolate is the most obvious of the flavors on display, but a bit more digging will root out the maple syrup and oatmeal notes.

Mouth is smooth overall, but, overtime, a nice dryness lingers on the back of the tongue, provoked by the playful addition of charcoal smoke, which keeps the best aspects of the flavor in the front of your mind and tongue.

This is one of the King of Prussia locations best offerings in sometime and the rich smoke and tasty malt make for a holiday treat.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of objectivemonkey
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a small half pilsner/half tulip glass, quite dark brown to black with a nice finger of tan head, good retention, some lacing. The aroma is nicely balanced between smoked malt and sweeter malt. Taste is fantastic, nicely done smoke to medium roasted malts to some caramels even, the mouth full and smooth and lovely. A fine smoked porter if I do say so myself.

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Photo of Redrover
3.06/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was psyched to see the Smoked Porter on tap a the MPLS RB. I have had this one before and really like it.

Served in a RB mug, the beer is dark brown with a skim of a beige head.

It has an aroma of smoke and Band-Aids. Really like opening up an old metal box of Band-Aids and getting that smell.

The taste mirrors the smell. Wood smoke band aids and throw in some roasted malts. This is a bit of a miss, not sure where that Band-Aid taste comes from but it really over powers the beer. Is this old or infected, either way, it is not working. I could only drink 2/3rd and then had stop….

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Photo of nlmartin
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I stoped by the Rock Bottom on a recent vacation to Chicago. This beer was served to me in a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a solid black. The head was one finger high. The head had a light cocoa coloration. There was minimal retention of the head. Rings of lacing remained behind on my glass.

Smell: The beer has a very pronounced smokey semi-sweet chocolate smell.

Taste: The beer has a intial dark sweet fruityness this quickly gives way to smokeyness. The beer has a bit of dry chocolate, molasis/ brown sugar and lightly roasted coffee flavors.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer has a medium body and light carbonation. This is a very easy to drink beer. I think I could drink this beer all day long.

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Photo of JHendu
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tavernjef
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub: Served as a matte black in the glass with a medium sized firm foam of light chocolate brown hue. Fitting really, given the aroma and taste.

Smells great with a nice creamy milk chocolate mixing well with a smokey bacon and hint to soy sauce tang.

Flavors don't disappoint either, well balanced milky, creamy chocolateyness with a mildly set in amount of smokey meat and tangy sensations that lend to a bit of soy sauce, char, and vanilla. A very nice blend of chocolate and smoke.

Solid medium body, smooth, creamy, decadently soft fluffy carbonation that wraps itself around the chocolate and smokey tang. Creating a wonderful texture, tone, and balance toth ewhole experience.

Fantastic stuff! I'll be going back for more with growler in tow.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black as blackness is...slight ruby highlights...creamy tanned head, perfect, lovely, juuuust..riiight.

Smoke in the nose, with cocoa and caramel beneath. Creamy. Gorgeous.

Taste: smoke hits first again...then the dark malt takes command, with chocolate and coffee hints peeping up...smoked malt still commands full attention.
Full in the mouth, full on the tongue...big and rich...and, yes, delicious...yum, I says,...yum.

This is great. No complaints here.

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Smoked Porter from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.