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Porter - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 143
Gots: 7 | 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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Ratings: 201 | Reviews: 70 | Display Reviews Only:
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-28-2013 02:17:33 | More by thewimperoo
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jvillefan

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-27-2013 00:41:55 | More by jvillefan
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-19-2013 05:11:20 | More by drummermattie02
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-16-2013 23:16:21 | More by brandoman63
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-12-2013 00:04:37 | More by spycow
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mbixler

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-16-2012 18:12:30 | More by mbixler
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tswater

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-14-2012 15:29:13 | More by tswater
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at the brew pub. What a great porter! Just a near perfect blend of roastiness, hoppy bite, solid malts, and smoothness. Not over the top, not extreme, just very well balanced with nice depth. Dry, but not hollow. No grainy sourness at all, and the grain is not over roasted and bitter, but deep in flavor while still imparting a mellowness. Judicious use of hops ensure a nice bitter backbone that isn't overdone, and a slightly piney juiciness that is quite appetizing. I've always resisted ordering this when at the pub, just because there are so many other "more interesting" options, but this is another great beer from probably my favorite brewery, and I'm glad I ordered it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 21:15:51 | More by Georgiabeer
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Pelican5

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-29-2012 22:48:48 | More by Pelican5
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

11-03-2012 03:16:00 | More by tbone1384
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -28.9%

10-16-2012 16:41:47 | More by cbnz
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atone315

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-15-2012 15:11:05 | More by atone315
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Backlash209

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%

10-13-2012 03:02:21 | More by Backlash209
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billab914

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into my Flying Mouflon glass. Pretty close to black in color with a dense foamy head filling the top two inches of the glass. Really good lacing to it and great looking beer of the style.

The aroma has some cocoa, roasted malts and caramel all coming out. I get a bit of a sweeter, almost milk stout quality to it as well. A little bit of a coffee flavor peeks through. Smooth, sweet and slightly roasty. Pretty nice aroma for the style.

The taste shows a little more roasted malts with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. The finish brings out more of the sweeter cocoa and a little caramel. The dry, roasted flavors linger into the finish. Great range of flavors to it and nicely balanced.

The mouthfeel is a little thin feeling but it does have a decent creamy, silky feel as well. Carbonation is moderate. Overall it was a really good porter. The aroma was good but it seemed to lack all the bold flavors that came out in the taste. Really good beer overall though, it definitely competes with some of my favorite porters out there.

Serving type: growler

10-12-2012 11:20:18 | More by billab914
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Andrew_T


3/5  rDev -28.9%

09-26-2012 02:28:40 | More by Andrew_T
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siege06nd

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-16-2012 18:32:19 | More by siege06nd
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This pours almost black. It's a dirty, dark brown with reddish hues. There is a very light tan head. Leaves some sticky lacing. The head sticks around.

S: I am pulling those traditional porter notes: light roast coffee, some chocolate, some nuttiness, etc. Smells pretty middle of the road.

T: The taste is more brown ale than porter. It's actually very nutty. I do get that light roast coffee. Leads to a little bitterness on the tongue. Then you get some dusting of cocoa in the mid-palate. The finish is fairly dry.

M: This is a medium body

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2012 19:56:20 | More by inlimbo77
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Nevada

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +0.7%

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

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -14.7%
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%
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 +18.5%

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

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-14-2012 14:37:23 | More by tripelhops
Porter from Russian River Brewing Company
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