Red Brick Porter - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Red Brick PorterRed Brick Porter

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163 Ratings

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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 9
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: aepb1 on 06-07-2010)
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of MbpBugeye
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Another cool little Georgia local sent to me by gford217.

S- Quite a nutty and chocolatey smelling beer. Dark, very bitter chocolate, roasted malts and grassy hops are the main components of the aroma of this porter.

T- Black coffee comes out in the taste. There is a defined earthy, nuttiness and some grassy, bittering hops.

In all this was a pretty average porter. I finished the bottle, but only just.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Spider889
2.78/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to sendsilk for send me this to try.

Poured into a SN Ovila goblet.

The beer cap came off with such a loud pop my wife thought it had been corked and caged. Definitely over carbonated at first. Tall rush of foam filling the glass with 10% beer and 90% foam.

After settling things aren't that bad though. Molasses brown/near black, a shade thin, with decent clarity as much as I could tell with excellent head retention.

Smelled a little off to me. I was ascribing the terms "mineral" and "CO2" but that doesn't quite do the aroma justice to whatever the issue really is. Maybe it's just stale or something. Faint sweetness and char also in the smell.

The flavor is very dry and bitter, nearing on chalky. Char. Burnt chocolate.

The mouthfeel begins prickly with carbonation. The alcohol is not well hidden. Long lingering bitterness and the notions of wet coffee grounds.

Overall not very impressed here. Once again I need to sit down and thank the Beer Gods that Edmund Fitzgerald is everywhere 'round these parts.

Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Bierguy5
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, 7.7% ABV. Pours a dark brown color, with some chestnut edges. Thin white head disappears very quickly.

Chocolate and fudge come to mind first in the nose. Slightly roasty, with some caramel notes rounding things off. Very nice aroma, without being overbearing.

Malt character seems a bit thin and lifeless. A slight hint of chocolate and not much else. Mouthfeel is very thin, not even any texture from the oatmeal. This really fell flat after the nose. Not sure what happened.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Reaper16
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

served on-tap @ The Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a mason jar

Pours out a color like cup-o-coffee dark brown. Pretty typical porter color, pretty typical porter viscosity. Pretty typical khaki foam sits at a pretty typical .75 fingers in size. This looks like a pretty typical porter is what I'm saying.

This smells like a porter. Not a good one. But a one. It's got coffee -- Folgers or maybe instant coffee -- aroma to spare and there's a fairly ashy roast character. Not much sweetness to the malt profile in terms of aromatics.

The taste is also underwhelming. It has an earthy flavor, but not the deep, umami earthiness of mushrooms or a minerally, silty flavor. No, this just sorta' tastes like mud. It's got a fair amount of acrid roasted malt and a good deal of coffee grounds flavor. But it's not a very satisfying beer by any means.

The mouthfeel is pretty typical for the style. It's close to being watery, but saves itself with a decent amount of carbonation. Overall, this is not what I expected. Seeing the Bros.' high score for this beer, I was absolutely stoked to try it. I love porters. This one, however, turned out to just be a pretty typical porter.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of bernardus1212
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Knightly spirits always coming through. THank you Chris. Poured into a ST. Bernardus non challis style glass. Nice brick red color on the bottom. THe beer gradually gets darker as it goes up the glass. Creamy white head. There was some lacing left over. THe nose was not very good. I was a little nervous to drink it after I smelled it to be honest, but the taste was satisfying. Nice and creamy but not too much. The Oatmeal really stands out. A dash of malt and spice in the middle. The beer finishes with the chocolate. A medium porter at best.

"Drink what you like, and don't let anyone tell you any diffrent."

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3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beveritt
3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of stakem
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle care of Cashew70, thanks! There appears to be some unreadable ink on the neck of the bottle so I have no idea of the freshness of this one.

Cap pops with a big hiss of carbonation and it pours with a rediculous amount of tan head that takes up more than half the pint glass. Appears a clear brown color that when held to the light displays some ruby hues. As the head slowly fades big patches of lace cling to the glassware.

Aroma of this brew has notes of coffee and cocoa with some mineral quality about the smell as well. Taking a sip reveals quite a bit of yeast character like homebrew that is "green" or young. It has a light feel with a high level of carbonation. Flavors of coffee and cocoa meet the mineral character indicated by the nose and quite a bit of yeast flavor even though almost 1/2 the beer is still in the bottle. Slight bitter hop character with a mild amount of dark grain flavor that lingers in the mouth with a mix of coffee and chocolate flavor. Also noted is a bit of tobacco like flavor left in the mouth. For nearly 8% alcohol it is hidden quite well except for it's increasing warming quality as you take more sips.

Overall it doesn't taste that bad, I just think maybe it was rushed or bottled prematurely due to the amount of yeast flavor in it. The yeast flavor and the unusually high level of carb makes the drinkability of this one suffer.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of russwbeck
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thank you Double06 for providing this as an extra for my victory in his Name My Favorite Sports Team LIF. I need to start off by saying that I'm taking this beer with a grain of salt. "Suspect College Football" from up North eh? We'll just see about that.

A: Looks like a beer that could keep me warm at a nice 10 degree tailgate, surely not one that would find its way to a Southern team's tailgate where they hardly have to grab a hoodie by the end of the season. Big and black with a nicely sized very light brown head. Very creamy with nice retention and wonderful lacing.

S: The smell garners memories of strong defense, three yards and a cloud of dust. Heavy roasted malts with a bit of caramel and coffee.

T: The taste, however, is much like those Southern teams. Light and without much of a punch. The roasted malts are there, with a slight coffee finish. But overall its a bit watery and not very complex.

MF: Crisp, but a little too thin for my tastes. Medium bodied with some carbonation.

O: All jokes aside I was sort of underwhelmed by this one. Wanted a bigger roasted flavor or a fuller body. Just an average porter.

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Red Brick Porter from Red Brick Brewing Company
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