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Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter | Sea Dog Brewing Company

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Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut PorterSea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter

Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company
Maine, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is one of a kind! Four different malted barleys combine to create a distinctive, full-bodied beer with a roasted nuttiness, uniquely enhanced by a hint of hazelnuts. Smooth and creamy with the nose of the Willamette hop, this porter is a beer style unto itself.

Added by Dogbrick on 12-16-2002

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Photo of Thrasher
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown with some ruby highlights; head rises then vanishes. Strong aroma of hazelnut coffee. Sweet, candylike caramel malts with brown sugar, nuts, coffee, chocolate. Very little hop bitterness or dryness. Mouthfeel thin, sparkly, like soda pop. There is an unfortunate resemblance to Dr. Pepper. All in all, a flavorful, interesting beer, but I scoured the shelves today craving a good, roasty, restoring, thick porter/stout and this ain't it. Something you would give to a novice friend to let them know that dark beers don't bite. Coffee fans might like it too but they really should seek out Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar before settling for this.

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Photo of samlucy
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six of this at my local Case'n'Keg. Sea Dog is not one of my favorite breweries but porters are one of my favorite beers and Tom is trying to introduce new beers so.....

It's got great color and smells wonderful. When you first smell it you are not sure what it is you are smelling even though you know what it is. Then you know, aah yes, it smells and taste like hazelnuts and the flavor is nice. Sweet, mild and a definite different taste, like a cross between a porter and a mild stout. Although the head does not last very long, the beer taste is fine all the way through and I'm looking for another glass

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Photo of Gusler
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a mysterious garnet color the head enormous in size, frothy in texture as it evaporates; leaving a fine sheet of lace to cover the glass. The aroma of Black Walnuts, sweet caramel, malts with hints of coffee to seal it off. Apropos in its sweetness at the start, top is middling in mouth feel with a robust hop spicy bite, the carbonation sufficient, dry malt aftertaste and one fine porter in my book.

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Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter from Sea Dog Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.
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