Road Dog Porter - Flying Dog Brewery
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3.3/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Our pour reveals a cola colored brew. It holds a one and a half finger head of tan foam that slowly recedes. The carbonation appears on the lower end, no sediment is observed, and the liquid is somewhat translucent when light is shown through it. Decent lacing sticks to the glass as we sip. The aroma is faint, composed primarily of roasty malts, a bit of caramel, the faintest hints of dark fruit, and a chalkiness. Tasting, we are presented with light roasted malts up front. These give way to a bit of citrus, curiously, and candy sweetness through the middle. The finish is more of those same malts, with a soapy hoppiness swooping in for the balance. The aftertaste breathes with malts, and echoes of more subdued hops. The body is light and the carbonation is medium. The feel is loose and slightly watery, with the mouth left feeling wet but not coated. The abv is standard, and the beer drinks easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was its simplicity. The recipe seems to maintain the need for only the basic porter ingredients, giving the drinker something easy to throw back. The staple is darker malts, but it was nice to see a bit of hops work their way in towards the back. While there was nothing overtly offensive about this brew, it kind of falls flat in comparison to some of the competition, which can be very robust and bolder in their flavor profiles.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2010 04:27:38 | More by TheBrewo
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Road Dog Porter from Flying Dog Brewery
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