Road Dog Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
3.53/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer mug at around 50 degrees.
Appearance: Deep mahogany bordering on black. Beer is nearly-opaque with a rich, frothy tan head. After just a few moments, the head recedes leaving a moderate-to-heavy amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell: Caramel and hops. The hops are very floral, it's not a bitter smelling porter, which I can dig.
Taste: Very hoppy up front. The sweet notes dance delicately on the tongue while bitterness reigns supreme. A mellow malt finish leaves a not unpleasant taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated, the fizz doesn't die down very quickly. Aside from that, there's a light-to-medium body which is only weighed down at all by the malt character. Not bad.
Drinkability: Just average. I would order it again if it were on the menu, but I wouldn't seek it out.
The Fear-and-Loathing style artwork on the Flying Dog beers attracted me to them in the first place, and I could see how this beer might taste fantastic if you were tripping on mescaline and LSD driving through the desert at 80 miles-per-hour. As it is, however, it's just...decent.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2010 02:37:43 | More by Lauthaha
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