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Porter - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

194 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 140
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 06-14-2004)
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-25-2012 19:11:53 | More by beerpadawan
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite simply one of the best porters I've had in recent memory. A similar experience came to mind from a small brewery in Chicago called Revolution (Eugene is the name of that one). Apparently the smaller breweries really know how to make a good porter.

This one is robust and just thick enough. Creamy, but a smidgen of bubbles and a huge roasty, chocolatey taste. A great beer and an easier drink for those looking to have a modest session at RR.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2012 06:27:09 | More by TheRealBigC
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ThomasG19

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-17-2012 16:15:02 | More by ThomasG19
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elNopalero

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a coca-colored dark brown color with a lot of foam sitting atop. It has a big roasty aroma—very roast-forward—and the flavor follows suit with a defining roast and some unexpected chalk. I found this rough around the edges, surprisingly, and it didn’t work for me. A rare disappointment from Russian River.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 17:55:33 | More by elNopalero
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AgentMunky

California

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in half-pint glass at the brewery. From notes. Reviewed 14 April 2012.

A: Creamy, off-white head. Nice tracing on the surface. Opaque, Coca-Cola brown.

S: Roasted chocolate malt. Soft and sweet, but pretty typical for a porter. Nice.

T/M: Damn good! Chocolate malt is slight chalky, with an excellent aftertaste of light coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted and pleasant. Lingering aftertaste; very drinkable.

O: Great porter, lightly hoppy, but still not my favourite. I would definitely have again, and recommend it to anyone who wants an excellent example of a benchmark porter.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2012 22:33:25 | More by AgentMunky
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-02-2012 04:54:37 | More by CEDAMA
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-17-2012 04:26:04 | More by JebediahScooter
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tripelhops

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

07-14-2012 14:37:23 | More by tripelhops
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joesc230

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-12-2012 06:04:38 | More by joesc230
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hanlonrn


4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-10-2012 11:48:18 | More by hanlonrn
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Pinche_Oso

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-06-2012 15:29:16 | More by Pinche_Oso
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Russian River in Santa Rosa, CA.

Pours a really nice amber-brown hue, with a touch of red when held to the light. Body is relatively light. Head is amazing, a solid firm but clear, persistent beige. Lace is incredibly solid. It's a pretty amazing looking porter.

Nose is something of a disappointment, truth be told. There's some mild grain notes with a touch of sweetish biscuit or graham cracker. There's an odd hint of savoury fruit, a little like stewed tomatoes.

But it's uphill from there (and how). Mild, smooth chocolate entry on the palate leads to a gorgeous, roasty warmth on the mid, giving smooth hazelnut overtones. Finish has a slight bite of subtly bitter roast along with more cleansing, mellow nuttiness. Finish is capped with a clean bite of roast. Awesome stuff.

Feel is surprisingly light, but with a slight tingle to energise the palate.

Lovely. Just lovely stuff. Smooth and drinkable but with stacks of complexity and richness. Love it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 23:31:50 | More by lacqueredmouse
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-04-2012 01:44:53 | More by BeerHunter76
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-03-2012 01:44:36 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2012 21:39:17 | More by kjkinsey
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Cowcakes

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-24-2012 05:55:45 | More by Cowcakes
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DrunkenMonk

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-18-2012 18:42:41 | More by DrunkenMonk
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-05-2012 23:55:08 | More by elkinbrown
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-05-2012 03:39:35 | More by phishphorce
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KBennall

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-25-2012 15:59:06 | More by KBennall
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-17-2012 23:07:22 | More by waiting4lunch
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-15-2012 04:00:04 | More by 2dogbrew
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emaciated

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-13-2012 06:17:10 | More by emaciated
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Piason

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-11-2012 06:13:56 | More by Piason
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint of this at the brewery. Pours jet black with white head. Tastes very roasty with a smooth finish. Some nice chocolate notes with a hint of smoke. I would love to make this a regular beer to drink. I hate Canada a lot. A very session able porter.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2012 00:12:30 | More by WeedKing4
Porter from Russian River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.