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Road Dog Porter - Flying Dog Brewery

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Road Dog PorterRoad Dog Porter

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1,036 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,036
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 26
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 10-30-2001)
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Photo of BeerBob


3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Road Dog Scottish Porter pours a very dark maroon from its brown 12oz bottle.

Nose of semisweet chocolate and sweet malt with palate of the same with some burnt malt.

For me, Road Dog Scottish Porter is more Porter than anything else.

Not a complex tasting brew, because of the complex balancing, making this brew very tasty indeed.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2002 20:15:06 | More by BeerBob
Photo of jackndan


3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Road Dog: Scottish ales are not my favorite, and I grimaced when I first sipped this beer. But after several more sips, it really grew on me. The color was a deep rich brownish/red, the head was only so-so. After the first few sips, the more mild flavors of toffee and coffee began to assert themselves, and the hops seemed to take a step back. Still, probably a good example of my least favorite style, and I’ve tweaked the numbers up accordingly.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2002 19:49:51 | More by jackndan
Photo of marc77


3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep garnet hue and quite clear when held up to light. The off - white head exhibits good retention, and a respectable lace is left. The aroma is a bit odd-- peated malt, buttery diacetyl, and an assertive floral Kent Goldings hop nose don't blend too well. The Goldings hop flavor hits the palate at first, but sweet caramel malt notes and a hint of darker roasted grain follows. The smokey peated malt contribution is discernible only if one is looking for it. Although the hop bitterness seems high for style it fades quickly, and the finish is dominated by residual malt sweetness. This is an odd brew. Road Dog has tasty malt and hop flavors, but unfortunately they don't coalesce. Although there isn't anything off about this brew and it's fairly drinkable, the overall balance was lacking..

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2002 19:45:58 | More by marc77
Photo of Pegasus


4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown color with a thick tan colored head that lingers, good lace. Malty aroma with caramel and a very slight smokiness. Big roasted malt flavor with just the right amount of sweetness, also caramel, toffee, and slight earth and smoke notes. A excellent beer, would probably be incredible on tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2002 07:06:12 | More by Pegasus
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4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer and can see why they named it. It bridges the gap between a malty, almost briney scotch ale and a coffeeish porter. Not great but probably this over-hyped brewery's best beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2002 19:12:56 | More by pbrian
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3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ok, the name's actually Road Dog Scottish Ale (I couldn't find a porter with that name by Flying Dog), but porter is a better description of the beer. This is really dark for a Scottish Ale, almost black with a creamy tan head. The head never quite went away, managing to keep a very thin film-like head until the last sip. There's a malty sweetness to the aroma and it carries over into the taste. I tasted some fruitiness like plums and apple peel. It finishes with a faint bit of roasted/burnt taste of a stout. Good beer, but it ain't a scottish ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2002 09:29:51 | More by aracauna
Photo of Jordan


3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark brown shades, dark tan head. Looks like Coke in a glass. Caramel and coffee aromas start your salival glands to start excreeting, then when it hits your palate it flips a 180 and you get hit with notes of charcoal, semi-sweet smoked malts, and a light-medium body. Has good character despite the flaw in the body.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2002 19:10:47 | More by Jordan
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3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First, what the hell is a "Scottish Porter"?

A very dark brown beer with a creamy tan lace. Smell is faint, a bit earthy and lacto. Body is sturdy and even with a dextrin malt sweetness and texture, followed by soft caramel and chocolate malt flavours. Faint liquorice way in the back. Finish is earthy.

One of their better beers actually, IMO. Love the "Good Beer. No Shit" slogan on the label.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2002 20:42:05 | More by Todd
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3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dark brown appearance, good chocolate malt aroma. Rich malty taste with a chocolate finish. There were some hops to counterbalance but as whole it was very malty. Great cold weather brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2001 12:01:27 | More by John1985
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3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pretty tasty beer, but too hopped and overcarbonated for the style. I was expecting a more traditional Scottish ale. Very drinkable with spicy foods, due to it's sweet and smoky malt character, and crispness.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2001 15:43:34 | More by hooligan
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New York

2.55/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I thought the diacetyl levels in this beer were offensively high. Didn't care for it.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2001 09:18:10 | More by John
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