Ost Porter - Rogness Brewing Company
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Reviews by twiggamortis420:
4.26/5 rDev +10.6%
22 oz bomber pours a pretty-much-black color with a small tan head. Too small for lace but retention and collar are decent.
Smells pretty impressive...just enough leafy hops to go along with a roasty malt backdrop that has enough sweetness to combat both. Chocolate for sure, fruit is light but there might be some raisins in there somewhere. Im excited, this smells top notch!
Taste is pretty nice; the malt is grainy, caramely and chocolate with a mild roast and leafy hop finishing things off nicely. The mouthfeel is nice...creamy for a porter and definitely smooth. Its light as far as overall heft compared to where contemporary porters seem to be headed. This seems to be a nice, well done throwback to the old days before imperial this and imperial that. Im pretty damn happy to have this addition to the Texas scene, it definitely exceeded my expectations. Put this in 6-packs please.
05-09-2013 01:04:54 | More by twiggamortis420
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3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
A good very drinkable though dry porter. Solid stuff, chocolate, anise, molasses. Black and rich looking. I did the bomber, but that was still a lot of porter.
Slight smoke, a very good roastiness. Coffee in secondary.Smooth mouthfeel. Bottle from Steve beerenberger.
04-07-2013 04:46:25 | More by Sammy
3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
Black pour, with a brown head, some lace, decent retention. Aroma of roast, cocoa, coffee, plums, taste is very bittersweet. Like a very high percentage cacao. Roast, mild coffee, faint dark fruits. Creamy feel, medium in body. There's some smokiness. Though its minimal...some charring too.
Overall, a unique porter. I enjoy it, quite glad I grabbed another bottle.
06-06-2013 02:56:18 | More by EgadBananas
3.38/5 rDev -12.2%
Had on tap at Black Sheep Lodge. Pours up pretty black with not much head. Quickly died down. Aromas of chocolate malt. No real hops here. Pretty basic. Tastes of chocolate malts, a little burnt flavor, toasty if you will, not much else. Pretty easy going. Moderate carbo, easy drinking. Nothing extreme but not bad. Which is a good thing
10-17-2012 02:47:30 | More by stumac
3.5/5 rDev -9.1%
Pretty good one here, first time trying this Texas brewery.
Appearance pretty standard porter. Black and opaque with a fairly typical head and lace.
Aroma is roasty, a little astringent, with a touch of dark caramel malt, and some standard coffee, chocolate, roasty, and burnt notes. Flavor follows.
The astringent qualities make it seem like higher ABV than it is. Could maybe use a little tweaking, but don't get me wrong, it's tasty beer. I will have to try another from this brewery next time I'm at that store.
11-06-2013 02:48:39 | More by AlCaponeJunior
4/5 rDev +3.9%
On tap at Nobi Public House.
A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A large tan head rises with good retention. Nice lace is left behind as well.
S: Roasted malt, bread and biscuit, a toffee sweetness. Some smoke, chocolate and coffee aromas as well.
T: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and a bit more smoke here. Almost seems acrid, but not in an over barring way. Some toffee sweetness as well.
M/D: A medium to full body. Good carbonation, almost a little to much. Easy to drink. I can put a few away without a problem.
Another good beer from Rogness. I will be looking for these guys more often. I am happy I cam across this. Lots of depth here, and like Rook there seems to be a bit of smoked malt in the mix. Very enjoyable.
02-09-2013 17:07:43 | More by champ103
2.81/5 rDev -27%
651ml brown glass bottle with standard unbranded pry-off pressure cap and typicla Rogness label art acquired at me local HEB Grocery and served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I'm in the mood for a good porter. No ABV is listed on the label. Reviewed as a Porter because it clearly identifies as such on the label/in the name (though it doesn't specify whether it's English or American style).
Served cold - straight from me fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: No bubble show forms as I pour.
Pours a one finger wide head of nice khaki-tan colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Decent frothiness. Has a soft shiny complexion. Little lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is average - about 2 minutes (not horribly impressive for a purported 5.7% beer, but not poor either).
Body colour is a predictable opaque solid black - not quite a jet black. No yeast particles are visible.
Overall, it looks pretty standard for a porter. Not unique or special, but there are no obvious flaws either.
Sm: Anise/fennel, dark malts, chocolate malts, cream, light buried roasted barley, caramel. Hints of vague coffee. Maybe a biteen of molasses or raisin. I definitely want more roasted barley, and ideally some actual chocolate. Also, the coffee isn't very evocative or multifaceted, and is too timid. The anise has me concerned, and with the seeming raisin, the aroma comes off a bit too redolent of a Belgian Dark Ale in my opinion. Overall, it's a generally appealing aroma for the style, and is of mild strength.
No hop character, yeast character, or alcohol is detectable.
I'm looking forward to trying it.
T: A bit acrid and harsh, unfortunately, with anise and fennel really mucking things up about the climax. Dark and chocolate malts fill out the bulk of the body, with a kiss of astringent coffee beans in there too. Little cream. No actual chocolate. The roast is way too buried. I get some unwelcome raisin. Also perhaps some licorice, but it's beyond me to separate licorice notes from fennel. Maybe molasses too. There's some vague fruitiness. Light hazelnut, perhaps? Faint burnt character.
Below average depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour. It tries for complexity, but brings little to the table. No subtlety. Not particularly well balanced, though it does have some cohesion. Not gestalt. There doesn't seem to be a lot of careful deliberation behind this build; it seems like the brewer(s) cobbled together a recipe without much expertise.
I don't find any hop presence, alcohol, or yeast character.
Mf: Sticky, harsh, vinous, rough, lightly coarse, and wet. Unrefreshing. Too thick. A biteen syrupy. Chewy. Overcarbonated. Not really to style at all; a proper porter ought to be smooth, wet, and creamy without feeling rough on the palate. This is an unbecoming presence on the palate and doesn't seem custom-tailored to the flavour profile by any means.
Not oily, boozy, hot, or gushed.
Dr: Downable for what it is, but far from highly drinkable. I'd guess the ABV was higher than it is if I tried the beer blind. A swing and a miss from Rogness. A solid porter this is not. It has elements of a Belgian Dark Ale, which don't suit it well at all. I wouldn't buy this again and it doesn't get me excited to try other Rogness offerings. I wouldn't recommend it to friends. Not really sure what they were going for with this one.
10-02-2013 02:40:46 | More by kojevergas
Ost Porter from Rogness Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.