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Tröegs Dead Reckoning Porter - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Dead Reckoning PorterTröegs Dead Reckoning Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,086 Ratings
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Ratings: 1086
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%


Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 08-17-2003)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very decent porter. An average nose and not much head nor lace, of heavy brown colour. Above average mouthfeel, malty more than roasty, though both elements are there, in addition a decent bitterness. Maltiness makes it a breeze to drink. ABove average porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 22:23:19 | More by Sammy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Burnt black walnut with sepia colored highlights. A lovely looking brown sugar colored crown fills the glass from the nonic bulge on up. As it melts, rounded hillocks of creaminess appear, along with some of the best lace that I've seen in quite some time. This is one outstanding looking beer.

The porterish nose, unfortunately, is several steps down in terms of quality. It lacks both power and presence initially, improving a little (on both counts) with warming. At just over four months since bottling, age shouldn't be factor.

Dead Reckoning makes a comeback where it matters most. This is a tasty American porter that hits all the right notes, especially when it comes to hops. What hophead could argue with Vanguard and Chinook at 53 IBUs? TDRP is far from unbalanced, though, and should still appeal to anyone who likes good beer.

Troegs made the right choice to include both roasted and black malts (along with pilsener and caramel). They give the beer a roasted coffee bean and bittersweet chocolatiness that is almost more stout-like than porter-like. Again, the citrusiness and bitterness of the little green cones are a perfect counterpoint to the darker flavors and the subtle sweetness of the malts. I could go for a second bottle right about now and this one isn't even gone yet.

The mouthfeel is right about where it should be for the style. Bigger would be even better, of course, but it's hard to argue with beer that feels this soft, this smooth and this lightly creamy.

Troegs Dead Reckoning Porter has managed to escape my clutches until my most recent trip to Ohio. If I had known how good it is, I would have bought more than this single bottle. Bottom line: a quality American porter from a quality American brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 13:42:43 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Did not really know what to think of this one when I first got it, but I normally love porters so I figured it was a worthy challenge to see where this one would hold up. Poured a very nice deep dark brown, nearly black and opaque with a smallish, maybe one inch white to off white head on top. This faded gradually leaving behind a nice amount of side glass lace. Smell was very sweet, nice hints of nuts and caramel, along with a roasted barley. The taste was very smooth, and rich and creamy. Very nice caramel flavor with a hint of coffee. Roasted nuts in the back with a very hoppy finish. This actually snuck up on me and I thought it was remnants of the IPA from dinner I thought I was tasting, but it actually had quite the dry hoppy finish. A great medium body with smooth carbonation gave way to a great session porter. Overall this was pretty good. A touch above average for a porter, but overall more then decent. Would definitely not turn it down if it was offered again, a nice little brew here I would have never thought of trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2007 00:36:30 | More by mikesgroove
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark chocolate color with a frothy tan head that leaves a decent amount of lacing

Smell: While I keep sniffing for the dark roasty elements, the hoppy aspect keeps getting in the way; finally, I determined that there is a balance between the two

Taste: Opens with a rather fruity, hoppy flavor that is joined by the roasty chocolate elements at mid-palate; after the swallow, the bitterness tends to keep foiling every attempt for the porter to assert itself but that is not a bad thing for those who like a hoppy porter

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Could easily be categorized as a dark IPA as it is a porter, this is quite a nice beer to drink

Thanks, beandip, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 02:39:21 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Toasty dry and sharply bitter, this Porter has the clean crispness and citrus character that scream American brewing techniques.

The beer pours a very dark brown, basically opaque but without a heavy haze. A firm tan head forms a batt across the beer and holds firm for nearly the duration of the session. Medium lacing on the glass sing more praise.

Aromas of heavy toast, light roast, nutty coffee, clean cocoa, and malted milk give a rich and complex aroma. Throw in a resiny hop scent and the beer takes a decidedly American turn.

Toasty and malty early, the beer allows the influence of cream and light caramel to surface. As those are short lived, the toast, roast, and coffee takes precidence and lead directly into the piney, grassy flavors and hop bitterness. Cocoa and coffee make a return in aftertaste as the hops bitterness linger into the finish.

Malty dry from start to finish, a mild creaminess starts the beer before giving way to the dry, toasty dominance of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 06:47:13 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

G: Poured into a BD's Mongolian Barbeque pint glass. Bottled on 08.07.2008.

A: Pours a deep brown with a tannish, bubbly head that is about a half finger. Beer is dark and opaque in the glass. Good lacing.

S: Deep, dark malt with a a little bit of cream and some hints of chocolate.

T: Lots of malt and some chocolate. Hints of the tiniest bit of coffee.

M: A little too crisp on the tongue. Maybe a bit over-carbonated to begin with, but fading into a nice creaminess. Medium-bodied.

D: Quite drinkable, especially for the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2009 02:26:03 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy very dark brownish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high dense beige head that has excellent retention properties and left heaving lacing down the sides of the glass and a thin head covering the surface.
S: From the initial sniff, this beer has the unmistakable aroma of a well-hopped American Porter. The Chinook hops really stand out in particular and contribute the smell of pine resin in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the hops are apparent with flavors of pine resin and a light to moderate amount of bitterness. There are also notes of roasted malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Some notes of dryness are present in the finish.
O: This is a great porter that can really stimulate your nostrils and taste buds, yet despite all of the flavors it remains rather easy to drink. This seems like a beer that would appeal to hopheads—especially those who enjoy Black IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 03:08:59 | More by metter98
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Troeg's Dead Reckoning Porter pours a black body with ruby highlights beneath a full head of frothy dark tan foam that holds well and leaves beautiful lace about the glass.

The nose is fresh, clean, and bright, expressing dark chocolate and pine needles as well as some cold black coffee in the background.

In the mouth it's medium-light in body and crisp with a standard carbonation level.

The flavor is as the nose suggests, with piney hops livening the median roast and darkly chocolatey notes of the malt. Some citrusy notes are apparent as well, and it's also a touch floral - nicely hoppy! It's well-balanced by a brisk bitterness, and it finishes dry with lingering notes of chocolate, coffee, and almost-minty spruce and pine.

Although it's fairly straight-forward, it does have a great deal of depth (if not complexity); and, after all, isn't that what we're looking for in a standard porter? It's accessible, and quite drinkable, at least in part due to the refreshing nature of the pine-like hop character.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 21:19:19 | More by NeroFiddled
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired from both deepsouth & mymrnngjckt so a big "Thank You" goes out to them. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large light brown head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is kind of faint but contains coffee, chocolate and roasted malts with a decent amount of hops.

T: The taste is malty as it should be but has a little bit of a metallic bite to it. There are flavors of roasted coffee & milk chocolate at the heart of it. There's a mild but complimentary hops presence that provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, dry and slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a good beer that's worth drinking for a while, but there are other porters that I would pick first.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 05:15:30 | More by TheManiacalOne
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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

Cheeers to Riggsy for this one!

Pours an effervescent chestnut/mahogany with 3 fingers of mocha colored head. Stellar lacing & head retention

S: Dark fruit, carob, roasty malt

T: Roasty malt, raisin, chicory coffee notes & a touch of woody hops up front. Faint jammy notes & leafy hops as this warms, figs & sour cherry as this warms in minute amounts, some roasty notes & woody hops too. Finishes dry, fruitty with a touch of charred malt

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation thins out a touch once warm

Not a bad porter, I actually expected a bit more from these guys though, great PA brewery

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 14:24:11 | More by russpowell
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WesWes

New York

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid roasted and chocolate malt scent along with a faint hop aroma. The taste is pretty damn good. It has an extremely smooth roasted malt flavor. It's light in the mouthfeel, but very dry and earthy. There is a slight chocolate malt sweetness, but the Chinook hops dominate with a huge bitter blast. The bitterness seems to work well with a dark malts, which can produce a mild bitterness themselves. The mouthfeel is great. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer. It goes down with ease and finishes with a dry, bitter, roasted taste; yum.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2007 01:01:07 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

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

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Beer is dark brown to black and forms a head of small and medium bubbles that is brownish. Head falls away and eventually breaks leaving some lacing on the glass.

Beer smells sweet and roasty. Smells pretty good.

Sweet, coffee, roast comes up late and lingers. Not really an aftertaste. Overall the beer is medium bodied and well balanced. Highly drinkable and nice carbonation in the mouth fills out the body of the beer well.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 01:23:07 | More by drabmuh
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zeff80

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark brown color with a foamy, caramel colored, two-finger head. It left small traces of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of a good deal of caramel. Also, a subtle floral nose.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel and roasted malt. It had a sharp bitter bite from the hops.

M - It was crisp and smooth with a dry finish. A medium-bodied beeer.

D - This is a pretty darn good porter. I wish I had more access to Troegs beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 22:47:05 | More by zeff80
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap back in September at Horseshoe pub in Hudson, MA, but forgot to log it here. Went over my notes and saw it there.

A: Very dark brown color with a small amount of light streaming through. Light head disappears quicky.

N: Some roasted malts and some bright hops. Touch of coffee and toffee.

T: Taste has quite a bit of roasted malts and coffee with some chalky chocolate powder and slight creamy flavor. Slightly spicy hops bitter it a bit.

M: Pretty thin on the mouth surprisingly for the style, but has quite a bit of carbonation.

F: Slightly spicy with earthy roasted finish and bitter hop bite. Semi sweet with almost a sour fruit hidden behind everything else.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2009 15:18:27 | More by jlindros
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled August 2008; Sampled December 2008
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces an almost four-finger thick, well browned, dark tan colored head. The head sticks around for quite some time and even leaves some layered lacing patterns on the sides of my glass. The beer is quite dark and almost a perfect black color, but does show a brilliantly clear, burnt ruby hue if held up directly to the light. The aroma is quite roast focused, but there is a solid backdrop of hop aromatics that while not dominant definitely add some pungency to the nose. Aromas of cold black coffee, citrus oil, toasted whole grain bread, burnt cocoa, and a dry, browned cracker note in the finish. As my nose adjusts the hop aromatics become quite a bit more focused, they actually compete and almost balance the roast character after a short time.

Sweet malt up front is quickly tempered by a dry, bitter roast character and an herbal hop character. My second sip has me noticing a citrus-like hop component much more and this mixes in pretty well with a dry, dark chocolate note, a burnt caramel, and the commanding, but not harsh, roast character. The roast character really lingers on in the palate after each sip, there is a touch of herbal hop bitterness too, but mostly notes of burnt grain husks and black, bitter coffee. The hop character is really pretty big here and it works too; herbal hop notes of menthol, a touch of hemp are as noticeable, if not more sometimes, as the citrus notes of grapefruit and spicy, essential citrus oil. A solid biting bitterness gets a bit green at times in the finish and is a product of both the roast character and the hops, though you can separate out the two influences. I like the body of this beer, it has a touch of chewy malt richness to it, but overall it is quite drinkable without being too light to support the combined hop and roast grain character. Dark chocolate notes and toasted, yet faintly sweet, whole grain bread notes become more noticeable as the beer warms up and help to round the character out a bit.

I do like hoppy porters; this one strikes a nice balance between roast grain character and pungent hop notes, both are quite noticeable in their own right. A great beer I would be happy to spend an evening with.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 03:04:19 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of my first porters. Wasn't sure what to expect. Split a bottle with a friend of mine. We both impressed by it's color. The beer had a good solid flavor to it and also had a nice hop quality too. I'd really like to give this another try one day because I'm sketchy on every detail about it. I remember it being Black, and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 01:15:43 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown (almost black) with a thin tan head. Trailing lace sticks to glass.

The smell is of roasted coffee and chocolate with citric fruitiness and some resin.

The taste is of roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. It has a strong hop presence - citric, floral, slightly resiny. This is one hoppy porter, with the Chinook hops working very well together with the barley and chocolate malts. There's a touch of smoke on the long, bittersweet finish.

Medium to full bodied - right on target for an American Porter. A great aftertaste clings to the palate. It has a creamy, silky texture.

This is an AWESOME porter! Hefty malts and hops with a Troegs touch - DELICIOUS! This is a must-try for "hop-heads" who also like porters!

Thanks to nacir69 for this one!

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2007 16:26:07 | More by jwc215
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an oddly murky very dark brown. Light tan head. Nose is uneventful. Mild sweetness to it and not much else really going on. Flavor is nutty but mostly sweet. Has a thicker bitter edge to it. I will say that the flavor profile is consistent, though. For being a porter though, it is odd. Not really the typical kind of thing. Feel is fairly thick on the body and the carbonation is pretty good too. Overall a good brew due to it’s consistency. But a porter this is? Hmmm. Not like any other I can recall having. Worth trying for it’s unique aspects alone.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 03:21:22 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Son you better recognize...that's right recognize the fact that not every brewery out there has to make an O fest as their fall seasonal. Now alot of us beer kin out there are a little hurt right now over the fact that they decided to discontinue their Oatmeal Stout, but this blast from the past draft/cask offering is something worth drinking for sure.

Poured out into my ol' Heavyweight "please lift with both hands" pint glass that I love and cherish. Forms a cloudy hazed mahogany definitely has an unfitered look going on very reminiscient of the cask style I used to drink at the Sharp Edge Creek house big ass chunky tan head dwindles slow forms that thick even lacing all around and does a great job of staying around with each sip in a very annular ring fashion.

Aromatics come correct with the Chinooks and Vanguards bursting through a clouded hookah room bringing out exoctic blends of cocoa powder and dry dark chocolate bars and a really tea leafy greeness with herbal hoppiness a flowing all about. Very mild iced cappucino creaminess still the hops shine.

Flavor not over ridden with those dark roasty bitter flavors yet a blend of dark cocoa and Bailey's spiked coffee tones arise. Digging deeper a touch of anise with herbal minty hops and raw herbaceous tobacco like leafy earthiness with moderate to strong hop bitterness and flavor all day. Blends so well doesn't let the chocolate or dark roasts overpower and for those of us who dig Chinooks this beer let's them shine.

My palate appreciates the light texture that this drinking porter has to offer I served it up at right around cask temp and it brings me back to those past experiences that I can't let go. A medium bodied porter with ample carbonation definitely not as fluffy and creamy as the cask version but as fuckin' close as I've experienced in the bottle great texture.

Case worthy and affordable at that damn good session porter that I will definitely be drinking while in season. Do I miss the oatmeal stout already??? Of course, but why worry about that beer when this brew will have me occupied well into the winter months.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 17:13:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark brown in color with a nice two finger fluffy head that lingers around a while. Nice lacing paints the glass.

Smell: caramel, soft chocolate, and some soft citrus tones are easily detectable.

Taste: caramel, sweet chocolate, prunes, and some soft citrus tones come through late. There is a pretty hearty bitterness here that balances this out nicely.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start, smooth and lightly dry at the finish. Medium bodied beer. Mild aftertaste with the flavors as the linger on the tongue for a short time.

Drinkability: great flavorful porter that is easy to quaff. This can satisfy your tastebuds all night long. Pick some of this up.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2007 23:01:41 | More by Gavage
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark ruby. Tough to tell, but it looks like it is very clear (I can make out the shape of the light). Solid light beige head that fades to a dome leaving lots of webby lace.

Smell: Pleasant dark chocolate aroma with a touch of evaporated milk. Overall, very mild but I think I detect some black patent malt as well.

Mild start, powerful finish. Initial sip shows the softer side to this brew--delicate milk chocolate and brown ale notes. Within the second, the harsher malts of burnt black patent and roasted chocolate come through. I was pleasantly surprised by the ample amount of hop present. The swallow is bitter, nearly like a dry stout. Great aftertaste, like a decrescendo of the swallow.

Not your traditional porter--more hop than that. But the complexity and rich flavors make this a superior beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 19:18:59 | More by smcolw
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a delicious and unconventional porter. this one pours a nice smooth chocolate brown color, with some suspended sediment and an inch or two of foamy tan head. the nose is surprisingly hoppy for a porter, bitter and resinous, almost like a black ipa more than a porter. there is also a big old roasty malt profile that compliments the hops nicely. the flavor is balanced between the two, a little smokey and a little chocolatey sweet. the remaining yeast also adds a pudding like element to this, with perhaps just a touch of spice lingering with the hops in the finish. i like the idea of a yeasty and hoppy porter. unfiltered is nice here, and it adds some body. carbonation is very lively, and its a fun beer to session, especially in winter time. overall one of my favorite troegs brews.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 17:17:30 | More by StonedTrippin
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is like the Shakespeare Stout of porters with a big juicy citrus punch to go along with the chocolate grains and cocoa. The appearance gets marked down as this beer is noticeably murky, but at the same time there's also decent lacing to help make up for it. The smell is hops-dominated with a pine a grapefruit, and like I said the flavor is big on hops (especially as it warms), almost to the point of being a black IPA. Maybe it is. Either way, this is a tasty porter. I only wish it was prettier to look at and that there was a little more malt character.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2008 00:34:59 | More by tempest
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mdfb79

New York

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 15:28:31 | More by mdfb79
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A pint glass served at Gilligan's in Harrisburg, PA.

A: The ale is dark but not too dark. Far lighter than you'd expect from a porter. Dark garnet highlights emerge from the beer where no light should appear. THe head is a thicker off-white color with staying power.

S: The aroma is heavy on the hops, full of citrus notes that are deep and strong. Some darker caramel malts emerge to remind you that this is not a pale ale.

T: Strong, intense citrus hops greet you on first sip. The flavors range from orange peel to grapefruit to a bit of tangerine. They are intense and seemingly out of place here. Seemingly until a darker roasted caramel malt body emerges that is somewhat of a contrast with the hops. I've never has a porter this hoppy or an IPA this roasted. The conundrum, as I noodle it over, makes me want to take another sip. The elements mix nicely, often playing off each other without ruining the taste of the beer.

M: The porter quality is a little thin, lacking a consistent depth. That hole is filled adequately by the hops. Man oh man those hops are good.

D: This beer is awesome. One that could easily become my go-to drink. Thank your lucky stars that Troegs re-released this beer, it is a winner.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2007 03:02:46 | More by akorsak
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