Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter | Sea Dog Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut PorterSea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter
338 Ratings
Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut PorterSea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter

Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 338 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of flr0605
2.92/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Maltyduo
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of kdivers
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of smacak
4.28/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jebrew
3.35/5  rDev -4%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of gleemonger
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of SuperHop18
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Candledswans
5/5  rDev +43.3%

Photo of maguire1330
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of TonyJ815
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Weekiwachee
4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

Surprisingly crisp and refreshing for a porter.

48 characters

Photo of ndraughn84
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of Sellen
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of BArunnerchick
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Jmac597
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jucifer1818
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of k-grey
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of silverking
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-- it pours a cola color with ruby highlights. Thin tan head that fades quickly.

S- hazelnut, and it smells a little buttery. Its not a bad thing, but weird.

T- rich creamy hazelnut, coffee. Not terribly complex.

M- light/medium bodied. Gentle carbonation.

O- a little one dimensional, but it's not bad. I'll buy this again.

 330 characters

Photo of FLima
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black reddish color with a one finger head with short retention, but with a constant plate and leaving some laces.
What a delicious and unexpected aroma. Hazelnut is quite predominant here, also it has strong notes of biscuit, grains, wood chips and vanilla.
Bold flavor of roasted malts, lots of hazelnuts, spices, herbal and earthy hops, charred wood, chocolate, ashes, yeast and roasted coffee beans. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitter roasted note.
Light body with appropriate carbonation and a creamy sensation.
Definitely a nutty Porter. Bold aroma and flavor with tons of hazelnut that feels natural. This was a nice pleasant surprise which is underrated in my opinion. I was under the impression that they did enhanced the formula, this one has a more similar profile to Rogue John John Hazelnut.

 812 characters

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Sea Dog Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter from Sea Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 338 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.