Lava Rock Porter | Dick's Brewing Company

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3.64/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dick's Brewing Company
Washington, United States
dicksbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RoyalT on 09-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,121
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
58
pDev:
9.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of DrMullet
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown with moderate head and persistent lacing.
Smell is sweet chocolate and roasted malts.
Taste is moderately sweet chocolate and light roasted malts.
Pretty laid back flavor.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Taste is mainly chocolate and roasted malt flavors with a slight bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueSpader
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alupin
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cheesyd64
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful dark brown/black, with a pretty, pale head.

Smells just bad. Stale. Like a badly corked wine. Musty, wet cardboard. Maybe an off-bottle or old? Total Wine here usually has quick turnover, so probably not.

Taste is quite good. Malty. Classic. Hint of bitterness. Not super complex. Session porter, not profound porter.

Rich mouthfeel, very pleasant carbonation.

Overall this is a pretty decent beer, except for the smell, which just knocks it out of the box. Don't buy again, except to verify the smell of this bottle wasn't an aberration.

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Photo of bombventure
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of ronbo5421
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of drinkAK
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DaveRinn
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of JarMills
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of magnusdave
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of harrymel
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 06/23/10
poured from bottle to new belgium tulip

A: deep brown on pour. obvious yeast cake in bottle. low carbonation avg for bottle conditioned beer. deep brown, the beer is difficult to assess given the depth of color. Light, velvety head translucent. Ongoing ribbon presumed on cap at center of ale top.

S: I could smell the chocolate, coffee, roastiness of ale while pouring into glass. full bodied and rich, slight hop pine scent in background.

T: Thick, rich. lacks normal astringency i taste in many porters. Slightly burnt aftertaste.

M: rolls over tongue and foams slightly. Leaves creamy, slick coating on tongue.

D: good beer. one of my favorite porters. Always recommend when asked about micro porters.

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Photo of katat0nic
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very dark with a quickly dissolving head

S: Light burnt grain, coffe, licorice smells

T: Very rich burnt grain, coffee and hoppy tones.

M: Smooth but could possibly be creamier.

D: This is a great beer. When paired with an Asian chicken salad it tastes more like a hoppy porter and when paired with very spice pizza it tastes like a dark IPA. I love the versatility of this beer.

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Lava Rock Porter from Dick's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 58 ratings