1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Porter - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
PorterPorter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

194 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 194 | Reviews: 70 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of AlexChillton
AlexChillton

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-02-2013 09:29:49 | More by AlexChillton
Photo of ms333
ms333

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

06-02-2014 20:03:10 | More by ms333
Photo of tbone1384
tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-03-2012 03:16:00 | More by tbone1384
Photo of greymalkin
greymalkin

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-07-2014 04:31:36 | More by greymalkin
Photo of Kreko7
Kreko7

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-28-2013 18:56:53 | More by Kreko7
Photo of augustgarage
augustgarage

California

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2010 19:36:43 | More by augustgarage
Photo of John_M
John_M

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler at Dyan's the other night.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with very good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is attractive in this beer, though I thought it a bit light. I got some noticeable coffee, coupled with some light, peppery bitterness, but not much else. The beer has a bit more flavor on the palate, and there is a roasty quality to it that I like. The flavor profile otherwise replicates the nose, and the beer is on the dry side as porters go. Mouthfeel is light, though still pretty full, with a good finish. I am assuming the alcohol is pretty low in this beer (now confirmed) and drinkability is pretty good.

A nice enough beer, but one easy to overlook, I think, in the impressive stable of beers from Russian River. Judging from other reviews, I have to wonder if the beer had deteriorated just a bit when I sampled it the other night.

Serving type: growler

03-02-2010 15:00:35 | More by John_M
Photo of bulletrain76
bulletrain76

California

3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown with a beige head. Creamy chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Lots of chocolatey and toasty malt flavors with a hoppy, bitter finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. A really tastey, hoppy take on porter, though it might be even better with a beefier malt profile.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2009 08:11:50 | More by bulletrain76
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the RR Brewpub.

A: dak 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; mdium body; medium-low carbonation.

O: unremarkable excepting the high quality.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2014 19:17:40 | More by chinchill
Photo of jh1982
jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-21-2011 05:37:31 | More by jh1982
Photo of KMcG
KMcG

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-23-2011 01:24:37 | More by KMcG
Photo of hanlonrn
hanlonrn


4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-10-2012 11:48:18 | More by hanlonrn
Photo of Devi0us
Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-15-2012 01:05:23 | More by Devi0us
Photo of bombadil
bombadil

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-15-2011 05:15:37 | More by bombadil
Photo of jsdonahue
jsdonahue

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-28-2013 00:27:46 | More by jsdonahue
Photo of dcisco44
dcisco44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-26-2014 20:46:42 | More by dcisco44
Photo of Sixofsigmas
Sixofsigmas

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-20-2011 08:08:31 | More by Sixofsigmas
Photo of Kramerwtmf
Kramerwtmf

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-04-2014 22:22:06 | More by Kramerwtmf
Photo of dannyfayy
dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-09-2014 16:53:01 | More by dannyfayy
Photo of KevSal
KevSal

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-02-2011 07:23:58 | More by KevSal
Photo of Pelican5
Pelican5

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-29-2012 22:48:48 | More by Pelican5
Photo of ChrisPro
ChrisPro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-02-2011 03:26:18 | More by ChrisPro
Photo of rbrefbeerman
rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-06-2012 06:30:53 | More by rbrefbeerman
Photo of DangerDawg
DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-25-2011 17:24:05 | More by DangerDawg
Photo of atone315
atone315

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-15-2012 15:11:05 | More by atone315
Porter from Russian River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.