Porter - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
On tap served in a pint glass
A - Slightly clear dark black with a ruby tint. One finger ecru head with moderate head retention and moderate lacing.
S - Faint nose of dark chocolate, malt.
T - Amazingly deep and complex stout with heavy dark chocolate, coffee, malt, roasted espresso with a nice bitter finish. Just a touch of booze. Don't let the nose fool you this is a monster of flavor.
M - Full body, moderate carbonation.
O - Amazing, one of the best porters and quite a surprise when you smell it. Tastes so fricken good and looks like the belle of the ball.
03-12-2012 17:54:06 | More by williamjbauer
3.94/5 rDev -6.4%
On tap at the RR brewpub in Santa Rosa.
A: dark brown, nearly opaque but clear. Somewhat weak head still leaves very good lacing.
Aroma: as expected for style: a role model.
Flavor: refined dark roastd malts; fine London style porter
Feel: smooth; medium body; medium-low carbonation.
O: mainstream but high quality.
07-06-2014 19:17:40 | More by chinchill
4.47/5 rDev +6.2%
On-tap at Toronado San Diego.
Pours one shade from black with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of rich roasted malts with good amounts of dark and milk chocolate aromas backing things up. As it warms very mild amounts of vanilla make an appearance.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth roasted malt flavors with almost no char kick things off. Joining in shortly thereafter are good amounts of dark chocolate with sweeter and smoother milk chocolate flavors not far behind. Midway through the sip hints of earthy hops and vanilla flavors make an appearance, carrying through to a solidly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with soft carbonation.
Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.
Overall this proves that RR isn't all hop bombs and wild ales. A very well done and very drinkable porter, well worth a shot if you can get your hands on it.
05-14-2010 19:01:11 | More by glid02
3.88/5 rDev -7.8%
On-tap @ the brewpub - served in a 10oz nonic.
Clear dark auburn body suffused with ruby highlights. Small beige head dissipates to a creamy uniform collar. Nice pasty lacing.
Roast malt, peach pits, and faint tobacco in the nose.
A touch of coffee, black bread, and hazlenuts on the palate. Faint cocoa in the finish. Fruity, malty, and straight-forward with a medium-dry finish.
Very slightly astringent, moderately carbonated, and medium-bodied.
Better paired with food, but still a decent example of the style on its own. I prefer a bit more roast and depth of malt complexity, but others might find this less drinkable if the flavor profile were to move more in that direction.
06-21-2010 19:36:43 | More by augustgarage
3.6/5 rDev -14.5%
On tap at RR
Pour was a dark cola with a nice creamy head that lingered, even leaving some lacing. Great retention.
Lots of roasted malts and dark fruit with a light coffee.
Very dry, lots of roasted flavor with a very light smokiness. No real hop flavors stood out. This was all roasted flavors. Light coffee hidden through out.
Light body, a bit thin, very porter like. Nice mild carbonation.
This struck me more as a stout and not a porter. I was expecting a sweetness but this lacked that. It was ok, I doubt I try it any time soon.
08-17-2010 04:42:48 | More by hooliganlife
4.45/5 rDev +5.7%
Review dated 1/13/2009.
On tap at Toronado in SF. Nicely done porter, one I could drink all night. Dark brown, nearly black in color with tan head. Coffee, bitter cocoa, and roastiness on the aroma. Same on the flavor, lots of coffee and some licorice. Smooth mouthfeel.
08-25-2011 16:02:38 | More by nickd717
Porter from Russian River Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.