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Tröegs Dead Reckoning Porter - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,117 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,117
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 40
Gots: 67 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-17-2003)
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

11-23-2013 01:24:47 | More by BobsledTM
Photo of schlimenhaumer

New York

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a very dark, almost opaque, brown with a minimal sallow head of short retention. Not a whole lot of lacing here, either.

S: Roasty caramel malts with plenty of chocolate character.

T: Starts off with a mix of roasty malts and chocolate notes, followed by a surprising amount of bittering hops that carry through to a long finish.

M: Medium-bodied with a slick wet mouthfeel and a little bit of carbonation.

D: In my opinion, this is a good but unremarkable porter.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 04:29:36 | More by schlimenhaumer
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

10-28-2012 16:44:36 | More by grannaniwa
Photo of TheycallmeTim

New York

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A--Standard looking body--black with hints of ruby on the sides. Pour yields a formidable head, maybe 2 and a half fingers of mocha foam. Subsides to a ring that lasts for the duration.

S--Pretty unremarkable. Some molasses, a little toffee, and way in the back some coffee grounds.

T--Whew. The nose doesn't prepare you for this. What a ride--hops, hops, hops. Tons of wood and earth, with a tobacco leaf thing toward the very back of the finish. Tiny bit of sweetness, almost cherry-like, at the beginning, and the bitter chocolate and coffee in the middle is quickly dominated by the hops. This may be the driest porter I've ever had. Definitely an American version, definitely heavy-handed with the Chinook. Good God is this hoppy.

M&D--The mouthfeel is a little too lively for the style, though I see why it's there (i.e. to temper the cheek-caving dryness). Drinkability's decent. I'd have it again, especially on-tap, where I think fresh the malt might make more of an appearance, strange as that may sound.

Polarizing beer. I like hops, but porter is usually an everyday style, and this is not an everyday flavor profile. Definitely for those that like big, bold in your face interpretations of styles.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 23:54:46 | More by TheycallmeTim
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-04-2014 21:37:07 | More by BradStokley
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my favorite pint glass

A: Dark brown pour to the beer which leaves a thin frothy off light brown head leaving light lacing around the glass. There is definitely a creamy element to this beer.

S - Notes of raisins, chocolate malt, coffee and a bit of hops are present. There is also a distinct sweet caramelized aroma which is quite nice.

T - Coffee roasted malt with a nice bitter hop flavor in the middle. There are also hints of chocolate cocoa and sweet malt present. Very nice tasting sweet porter!

M - This is a thin porter with moderate carbonation but very flavorful and refreshing.

D - Very drinkable and sessionable porter with a crisp, coffee roasted flavor that is bitter yet sweet. Great porter that I will be drinking again!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 00:19:33 | More by racer2k
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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark brown color with two-fingers worth of tan head. Head lasts for a longtime and leave sticky lacing.

S- A little barley, stale coffee, and some chocolate. Citrus (grapefruit) aromas from the hops as well.

T- A nice chocolate and roasted malt flavor are the first noticeable flavors of this beer. A nice citrus bitterness comes in mid-way and melds with the chocolate and malt for a rather nice finish.

M- Thin to medium with plenty of carbonation.

D/O- A pretty good American Porter from the bros. It has that classic Tröegs hop presence. I would have liked a more pronounced aroma and a fuller mouth-feel, but that's just me. I don't necessarily think that I'll seek this one out again, but if someone's buying; I'll happily drink it. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 02:16:50 | More by pvsob
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3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Man was I excited to see this porter from Troegs. I immediately poured the black beer into a glass and to my surprise it was wicked fizzy and seemed thin. The fizz really killed any sort of flavor it may have had. At first I assumed it was some take on a baltic porter but as I continued I started to doubt that. Maybe I got a bunk beer I think, I have another and its the same. I'm not ruling out that I may have had a bad 6'er but maybe it just wasn't for me. I'll give a go again next time I see it and I'll edit this rating if its a different experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 02:29:46 | More by tattooedtolley
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-25-2013 16:23:53 | More by HoppyKilaMonster
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

12-12-2011 03:50:55 | More by joesc230
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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This porter appeared a dark brown and had a small brown head.

The smell had roasted malt aromas and a stronger-than-normal presence of hops. The taste had a full, roased body and an unexpected bite of hops with more hop flavor than I'm used to in alot of porters. It wasn't bad though. The carbonation was medium, which was also a little higher than I'm used to, and the consistency was medium/thick.

All around, it's a good and well made porter. I'd have it again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2007 06:46:54 | More by jdmorgan
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Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled July 31, 2012

A: Decent, tight head that dissipates quickly. Splotchy lacing.

S: Mostly grapefruit hops covers some faint roasted and chocolate elements, but this smells like an IPA.

T: Grapefruit hops up front, some mild roasty notes follow. Some faint fruity, yeasty flavors midway through. Somewhat bitter piney hops and some char on the long finish.

M: Thin for a porter.

O: An interesting hoppy porter. The citrus hops and roasted malts work well together, and usually I don't appreciate that combination.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 00:26:24 | More by greybeardloon
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-14-2014 18:16:06 | More by Tone2467
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-01-2014 20:31:01 | More by Coreynezy4
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I split the 12oz. bottle in a pint glass.

Appearance: This one was dark murky brown. The head was about a half inch, and tan in color.

Smell: First i picked up a coffee/espresso scent. That was followed by a slight piny hop taste which is traditional with Troegs beers. An overall pleasant nose.

Taste: The taste was a great balance of bitter then smooth. The initial taste is the bitter, traditional, porter taste. That is followed by a slight hoppy finish, which balances together perfectly.

Mouthfeel: It was very pleasant. It was not overpowering in any facet. A little bit tingly initially, but smooth on the finish.

Drinkability: A perfect session beer if Porter's are your choice. This was a great beer. I hope I can get my hands on more of it. This would be a staple in my fridge if I could get it regularly.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 04:17:20 | More by ShrLSU
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-16-2013 11:29:58 | More by ChrisMyhre
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-07-2014 17:43:24 | More by jodybrutal
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4/5  rDev +5%

10-15-2012 20:02:58 | More by aminobutyricacid
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-29-2013 18:23:06 | More by Headgoober
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-14-2011 17:50:57 | More by tchaos
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-22-2012 00:30:07 | More by micahmye
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-07-2014 02:21:04 | More by Burtonfree77
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-27-2012 01:15:36 | More by gamanley
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

12-27-2011 02:16:12 | More by Fermenticusrex
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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, bottled on 08/09/11.

Poured into a tulip. Deep, deep red-brown, with a finger of light tan head. Not a ton of retention, or lacing for that matter.

The smell is of bitter cocoa with a hint of dark roasted coffee and orange peel. A grainy scent comes up from underneath, lending the aroma a bit of lightness.

Toasted grains, bittersweet chocolate, rounded up by a fruity, citrus hop profile, and an even darker roast aftertaste. Light amounts of vanilla come out in the finish as well. For a porter, Dead Reckoning has a flavor I might expect from a stout, but the medium to light mouthfeel reels things back in and keeps things refreshing, sip after sip. Creamy, but lightens up as the beer warms.

Definitely a robust porter with a decent amount of IBU's. Deliciously drinkable, I'm left wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 01:54:13 | More by troysoy2
Tröegs Dead Reckoning Porter from Tröegs Brewing Company
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