Red Brick Porter - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Reviews by beveritt:
3.13/5 rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label is the sticker type (not a fan), brown in color and contains some rambling comments about the south being better than the north but nothing about the beer. Looks like it was brewed 02/03/11. Picked this up on a recent trip to Nashville.
Appearance: Pours with just over a finger of medium tan head. This settles to a thin yet complete cap of foam leaving behind no lacing. The beer itself is a deep mahogany that is opaque except for the edges. There are a lot of suspended particles in the beer. A small amount of sediment/haze remains in the bottle.
Smell: Strong nose of roasted barley with undertones of bitter chocolate.
Taste: Acrid bite upfront with a follow on roasted barley bitterness and mild taste of chocolate malt. Finishes dry with a lingering grainy huskiness.
Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is okay.
Drinkability: Drinkable, but nothing special here. While it presents a nice level of roastiness, there is essentially nothing else here to balance it out. Red Brick reminds me of the many mediocre brewpubs that popped up in the 90's; drinkable beer, but overall bland and not worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2011 21:13:59 | More by beveritt
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a deep brown with two fingers of nice khaki colored head that fades quickly, solid retention of chunky lacing.
Smell: Also solid with chocolate and smoke up front followed by ground coffee beans and more roastiness. Solid for a porter for sure.
Taste: Nice and sweet, some bitter chocolate and a nice roastiness to it. A bit of coffee flavor but not a ton, very smooth.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation, could perhaps benefit with a bit more body but this is smooth and creamy.
Overall: This is a very good, almost great porter from Red Brick. First of their offerings that I've tried and I would definitely pick up a bottle again.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2013 01:21:10 | More by Mikecap
Red Brick Porter from Red Brick Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.