Road Dog Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Erdinger2003:
2.7/5 rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Poured into a Tyranena nonic glass.
Purchased from HyVee Wine and Spirits on the east side of Ames.
Date on bottle: 243FX09
Pours one half inch head that is white in color. Very little of the lacing is sticking to the side of the glass. Letting it sit for a few minutes the head fell and now doesn't cover much of the beer. The color is deep brown and has a slight red tint at the edges. You can see through the beer when you hold it up to a computer screen.
The beer smells slightly sour with some slightly burnt smells. There is also some slight sweetness to it in the background, but it's mostly an almost smokey burnt flavor with a funny sour flavor.
The beer touches the tip of my tongue first and I taste a sweet almost caramel flavor followed by a slight burnt flavor that's finished off with the sour/burnt combination in the back of my throat.
The mouthfeel of the beer is a light medium bodied with a little burn of carbonation on the tip of the tongue and follows to the middle of the tongue.
The drinkability of this beer is good if you just want to hang out and have a few beers straight from the bottle, I mean it is 6%. If you want a nice sipping porter that will keep you company for an hour the drinkability goes down as the sour flavors are something you have to get over. I believe the sour flavors come from mishandling by state distributors and a lighter beer with burnt notes can easily become sour.
Overall, I love this beer when it is fresh and handled properly, but will probably not purchase it again until it's odds of losing the sour flavors have improved.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2009 08:29:13 | More by Erdinger2003
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3.64/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
aroma is mainly vanilla accompanied by some toffee, smoked malts, dark chocolate and espresso beans. Appears black with a magenta hue and thin white foam. Taste is mildly dry with bitter black coffee overtones, assertive toffee, creamy nougat, dry chocolate and some faint hop bitterness. Overall, pretty well rounded and different porter. Very dry all around with some alcohol coming through as it warms.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 07:54:20 | More by IAmAPenguin
Road Dog Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 1,035 ratings.