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Porter - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

240 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 145
Gots: 11 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

_morandi_, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

greymalkin, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Kreko7, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

boudeysbigbrew, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of augustgarage
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

augustgarage, Jun 21, 2010
Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

John_M, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of bulletrain76
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

bulletrain76, Nov 10, 2009
Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

chinchill, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

t2grogan, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jh1982, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Beernoobie, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

aztraz, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

KMcG, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

hanlonrn, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Devi0us, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

bombadil, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jsdonahue, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

dcisco44, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

cdean801, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Sixofsigmas, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Kramerwtmf, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Fitzpat4, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

cdog707yo, Jul 14, 2014
Porter from Russian River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.