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Panther - Rhinegeist Brewery

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
85
very good

26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 140
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 26.84%
Wants: 6
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Porter | 5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BrewProfessor on 10-12-2013

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 140
Reviews by Cejohantges:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of cnagle28
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very disappointing. Get some coffee and some chocolate tones but it's watery. It's actually quite unimpressive. Rhinegeist struggles with making styles outside their usual IPAs.

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Photo of juicebox
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This porter is darker than most, pretty near black. A light brown head is just a little more half a finger tall with pretty good retention and some mixed spotting and patching left behind.
The nose brings up some light roast, maybe a touch on the toastier end, a light note of bean sprout (for lack of a better description), a hint of fudgy chocolate, stale coffee grounds, and kola nut.
The taste follows suit, and I find myself wishing I could draw more flavor out of this beer. What's there is good, it's just a little on the weaker side, and even then not that much. I also get a vague notion of something like deli meat (not spoiled or anything, and a little confusing).
The feel pretty good, a medium body with just a bit of crispness and fairly smooth. It hits the median between sweet and dry on the palate.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good Porter. Yum. A bit thin, but well done overall.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snow81
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of norinco
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of qcbrewer
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prototypic
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +5.3%

This is a pretty cool porter, close to but not quite like anything I've tried. As it warms a sweet, sugary chocolate flavor comes out that reminds me of a chocolate Tootise Pop. That's balanced by deeper roasted cocoa and barley. Overall, very clean with bright malty flavors but not so heavy like a lot of American porters.

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Photo of zimm421
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown that is clear around the edges. The head is thin and tan. The nose has touches of chocolate and coffee, but it is severely lacking. The taste is caramel and touches of roasted malts, but again nothing that you'd expect from a robust porter. The feel is watery for a porter and I'm just left looking for more here and in all other aspects. Was really hoping for more but I'm just left bored.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of KYGunner
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Panther delivers a very light profile with a chocolate malt, burnt coffee, some dark fruit, maple and grainy malt. This has potential but it's so light and almost watery that it's a bit disappointing.

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Photo of Ohiolager
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of JustinSparks
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of XUJOE
4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%

Really shocked on the low score reviews of this brew. It is a wonderfully easy to drink porter. Very rich and creamy for the style. This is not a very robust or dry version which many porter drinkers may be looking for. I really enjoy the velvety sweetness this one.

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Photo of screamking
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rod_J
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Austinmschauer
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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Panther from Rhinegeist Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.