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Guard Dog Porter - Marley's Brewery And Grille

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 11
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marley's Brewery And Grille visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CaptinRedBeard on 02-15-2011

This full bodied dark Ale, is filled with flavor from Chocolate Malt and Roasted Barley. Nugget hops provide nice bitterness and flavor, with Fuggle hops providing a balanced earthy aroma. Great beer for the dark beer lovers in all of us. OG - 14.5 FG - 4.0 IBUs - 30 ABV - 5.6%
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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 11
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3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a very caramel-forward porter. It's thick, and frankly, probably could be toned down a bit. But the flavor is quite full. Carbonation is pretty full and nips at the tongue a good bit. Pleasant to drink, even on a warm day. But it is a bit too caramel-laiden.

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Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Marley's.

A - Pours jet black with a nice one finger tall off white head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted grains, coffee grounds, chocolate, and an above average hop aroma. Not too bad really.

T - Starts off with lots of dark roasted grains slowly giving way to a mix of coffee, chocolate, and a surprising amount of hop bitterness. Finish is a mix of dark roast and dulled hop bitterness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Dark, roasty feel that never really goes away, lingering on the pallet for some time after consumption.

O - Easily the best beer I had while at Marley's. Lots of dark roast yet easy to drink thanks to the low ABV. Could have used a touch more flavor but that isn't a real big deal for me.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown almost black color. Not much light can be seen through this. Moderate lacing. A very nice roasty aroma coming off of this one. Lots of great roasted malt flavor coming up front followed by some chocolate and coffee. With a bit of hop bitterness at the end. I really like the good amount of roast mixed with this hop profile. This was my favorite beer that I sampled. I will be coming back for a few growlers of this.

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Guard Dog Porter from Marley's Brewery And Grille
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.