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Tröegs Dead Reckoning Porter - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,182
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 44
Gots: 90 | FT: 2
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Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Todd on 08-17-2003

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Tone2467
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of LI_PO12
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle Into Pint Glass

Appearance- Dark Brown, 2 finger Tan Head, Good Lacing

Aroma- Pine, Herbal Hops, slight chocolate, coffee, orange rind, some dark malts almost burnt

Flavor, Coffee, Pine, Herbal and floral hops, dry finish, bready malt

Mouthfeel- A bit too thin for the style but not bad, medium carbonation

Overall- This is a much different beer fresh. I've have it had a couple of times not in season and its been ok but considering Troegs hops this up much more than a porter(Style wise should be) the fresh version is way better. Still not my favorite porter, but the mix of dark malts and citrus/pine hops is tasty. I got this at the brewery before it hit stores near me(2 hours away) so its really fresh and awesome, having had old versions the hops aroma/flavor fades and the malts that remain aren't enough to make a great porter(i.e. the over hopping makes this beer). A nice hoppy Porter.

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark as night with a brown head.

In the nose was a sour malt with sweet caramel.

Taste was smoothe with a caramel richness balanced by a bitter piney hop taste. A very hoppy porter. A Good beer with a nice mouthfeel. It is a drinkable porter with appeal to those who prefer lighter and hoppier brews without compromising the porter quality.

Photo of chodinheaven
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Virtually black beer with red undertones and a decent two finger khaki head on top. Some nice lacing. Burnt dark roasted malts on the nose, followed and backed by a cream-like smell. Just a touch of floral hops to finish it.

The burnt smell translates to the taste in a burnt like bitterness that is somewhat similar to coffee. Burnt woody qualities come to mind. A hop presence is there as well and may contribute to some of the bittereness, but it is in the form of coffee like flavors. The dark roasted malts take on an edge that makes the mouthfeel dry and crisp, even into a longer finish. There is a certain blandness smack dab in the middle of the taste and mouthfeel however that takes away from the overall product. It takes it down a notch, but it is still a very solid porter and delicious, especially as it warms up a little. Troegs is always solid and this beer is no different.

Photo of rembrant
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pour- A Semi Transparent deep mahogany brown with a handsome tan froth of about 2 fingers. Rather pretty but the transparency suggests it won't be a heavyweight contender.

Aroma - Mostly dark malty thing. Not much scent of hops but some coffess and dark fruit hints.

Flavor - Relative to Black Butte or Ed Fitz,a bit less robust. A pleasent coffee with a subtle hopped aftertaste to carry the dark coffee to a mildly bitter roast finish,all in all the sweet and bitter,neither goes very far. Generally tasty though much less complex + intense than an Ed Fitz.

Mouth A bit thin. Not a shock as it's not a full opaque black and in no other way is of average "heft" for a Porter. Interesting...yesterday I had a Boffo Brown and Boffo could better pass as a Porter while this more is the texture and tastes of a Brown,with a more coffee-ish flavor. Despite making a fine head, carbonation is fine and barely adequate.

Drinkability? The tradeoff in this being a Porter-Lite is that it goes down easy. I'd say it's not as wet as some Doppelbocks but it's not far from a few of them. Tough to rate this as it is such a tweener,and is tasty and easy to finish,yet it really lacks the beef,the balls,the second sip details of a Ed Fitzgerald,Black Butte,Fade To Black or Smuttynose.

Photo of mdfb79
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 12/28/10 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a very dark brown color with two fingers of fluffy tan head that lasts for several minutes and moderate carbonation evident. Very little lacing left in the glass.

s - Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, toasted malts, light coffee, and light vanilla.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, slightly bitter coffee, vanilla, and light dark fruits.

m - Light to medium body and low carbonation, very smooth and creamy. Easy to drink.

d - A pretty good porter. Very easy to drink, would certainly have again.

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a deep brown almost black color with a thick tan colored head – rocky bubbles on the top. The aroma is quite sweet with caramel and molasses noted. The taste is roasted and sweet and finishes with a coffee flavor which lingers - it doesn’t finish as clean as other Troegs I have had, but does seem suited for this beer. The mouthfeel is medium and could be a bit thicker, but it doesn’t detract from the overall brew. I think this is a highly drinkable porter that holds its own, but lacks that extra zip.

Photo of yorlummass
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a darker beer with a full flavor. It follows the Troegs' philosophy flawlessly using their mixture of strong beer and interesting bottle art to create a truly unique beer experience. It is not for the light of taste, however, so anyone who is not a regular beer drinker will have a difficult time swallowing this dark and powerful mixture of brew. But, for those who are fans of the darker brew, especially if they are fans of the Troegs' style of beer making, this beer will both satisfy and amaze.

Photo of Biscuit033
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured produced a very thick light caramel head that hung out for quite some time. The beer is very brown for a porter.

S: There is a good amount of chocolate, coffee, and red fruit as well as a lot of hop aroma.

T: Very hoppy porter. It has a very bitter after taste that is of hops with hints of chocolate and coffee.

M: Light body for the style. The carbonation was right on.

D: This is a very good session beer. I could see drinking this outside in the fall.

Very Interesting take on the style. It was like the IPA of porters.

Photo of Glennlawless
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tulip glass.

A - Mahogany with a 2 finger light brown head. This beer is sexy as hell. haha.

S - Getting roasted coffee, some dark chocolate, and actually some hop bitterness.

T - Incredibly smooth and easy going beer. hints of leather,chocolate, and it totally carries a woody smoky touch....finishes out with a tad of hop bitterness( Keep in mind i drank a 9.5 Double IPA before hand so some may consider it more than a tad per say....hahaha)but this is very good. It definitely could be mistaken for a black IPA though. I see a bunch of comments saying this would be a great food pairing type beer, I agree 100%. Medium body while in the mouth and well carbonated.

Overall, an easy drinking, smoky, smooth, but slightly hoppy porter. If i ever see this on tap im definitely gonna get it. pick it up.

Photo of warnerry
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours black with tinges of red on the edges. Three fingers of pillowy head that has goo retention.

S - Smell is rather subdued, mostly roasted malt.

T - Taste reveals a lot of chocolate not really present in the smell, followed by nice roasted, earthy malts. A good hop presence to balance the malts. Slightly dry, earthy finish.

M - Mouthfeel is quite light with a good amount of carbonation. Some lingering dry bitterness.

O - Pretty solid porter, but the mouthfeel knocks this one down a couple notches.

Photo of blackie
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours a nice little khaki head over a very dark chestnut colored beer, nice retention

s: simple dark roasted barley base, big, strikingly fruit punch-like hop aromas dominant, interesting but I prefer my porters on the malty side, and this one is decidedly hop-focused

m: carbonation on the low side, medium body

t: roasted barley subverted by a high level of tropical hop flavors, the roast astringency does come through in the finish with a growing bitterness, a little on the hoppy side for my preferences but a good example

d: no problem...could take a few

single from Norm's, Vienna, VA...bottled 080708

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- black as night with a one finger tan colored head. Laces really nicely

S- roasted malts, some coffee...not a whole lot going on here

T- really dark coffee, roasted malts, with a little bit of chocolate in there as well...very good. Nice and roasty

M- there's a slight thickness to it, but overalll, its a little watery...I shouldn't be expecting much thicker to be honest, but I'd like to see it

D- I prefer Troegs hoppier brews, but this one is still good...JavaHead is a little better, though

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark, nearly opaque, red-brown with two-finger, off-white, creamy, foamy head that lasted more than several minutes. Great lacing.

S: Earthy pine hops and mild roasted notes.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Bitter roasted malt with pine hops. Chocolate makes an appearance in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel.

O: Good porter. Looks great and has a great mouthfeel. A bit bitter for my taste, but not bad.

Photo of TeamMathis
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very dark brown. Tan head.
Smell: Coffee and cocoa.
Taste: Light coffee, cocoa, and celery (who knows). Hop aftertaste.

This is an easy drinker. The smell was rather faint, but the overall combination with the taste was an enjoyable one. This would have been good during the summer. The hoppy aftertaste was nice as well. I could possibly get this again.

Photo of FredTheSeal
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Pours with a thin, but dense tan head. Very dark brown/red in color. (You can BARELY see through it when held to moderate light.) Not much lacing.

S - Lots of resiney hops for a porter. Caramel and chocolate. Slight fruity tones.

T - a noticable fruity, sort of grapefruit flavor probably from the hops. Burnt bitter chocolate. Slightly metalic. Considering the aroma, I'm surprised there isn't more hop flavor.

M - Medium body. High carbonation. Dry finish.

D - I love the flavor of porters and stouts but I just don't think of them as session beers. I probably couldn't do more than 3.

Photo of LunaChick
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have a tough time with Troegs beer. That said I'm not one to review something sole on my taste. These guys make some very good stuff.
Pours very thick deep brown with ruby hues. Full tan head retsins well and laces the entire glass. Aroma of spiced fruits, caramel-thick malts, and hints of chocolate in the back. Flavor starts with fruity notes allowing the malts to kick in and ends with a distinct hop bitterness that balances out the sweetness but lingers too much for my taste. Well carbonated, medium bodied brew that is overall very thick and smooth in the mouth. This is a fairly heavy brew and the lingering bitterness makes it less drinkable for me. Still I would drink it again. Its a great cold weather brew.

Photo of PicoPapa
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Bottled on date of 071510. Hopefully this one has some longevity. Pours a dark brown color with a thin half inch of brown frothy head that disappears quickly. Very little lacing. Smells of vanilla, coffee, and roasted malts. The taste is like a vanilla coffee mixed with some dark chocolate. Coffee aftertaste. This beer seems to have held up well. Overall this is a pretty good porter. Worth a second look.

Photo of joek440
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown pour with one finger of tan head that dissipated to a thin layer.

S - Intense smell of toasty caramel malts - very sweet and sugary - with hints of chocolate and bitterness of hops

T - Malty and sweet up front with toasty notes coming next. Roasted malts come through with nice balance of hops and a chocolate notes. Slightly bitter on the aftertaste

M - Smooth and lightly carbonated. Medium to heavy body

O - The roasty sweetness of the malt is highlighted in this enojoyable porter. Sweetness may be a bit on the high end, but the hops come through nicely and the bitter balances it well on the end.

Tröegs Dead Reckoning Porter from Tröegs Brewing Company
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