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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dogbrick on 07-29-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - still setting up in the mug, nitro bubbles ascending upwards to feed a smooth light chocolate head. It is unevenly colored, a patch of white here or there at the edge. A nice garnet body.

Aroma - cocoa, roasted grain, even a smack of hops at first, though that dissipates after a minute. Light but with good resiliance.

Taste - more roasted malts, just barely charred, mingles with sweet chocolate, then overpowered by chocolate and mixing with a fine balance of hops. The aftertaste is as good as it gets. A long finish for this one, chocolatey and warm.

Mouthfeel - wasn't sure how I'd like a cask porter but this is great. Makes me think of a mugful of melted chocolate, Willy Wonka would be proud.

Drinkability - very sessionable with or without food. Worth a growler if they could figure out a way to do that with the cask beers.

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Photo of ZAP
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown...light roasted malt on the nose...taste is roasted malts and chocolate...body is on the lighter side of medium...OK beer...quaffable porter but norhing too big here...The stout has a little more flavor, this one is a little maltier though..neither are beers to seek out but if enjoying a dinner here it would be better than Bud Light or the macros

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at the Chicago restaurant. A thicker than expected, dark brown head. Full of coffee and chocolate flavor, and just a hint of cola, I think. Forced carbonation gives it a somewhat grainy mouthfeel, but it’s still a little “thin.” The smell is not very strong, but its roastyness becomes more assertive and I go further down. I’m getting a feel for English hop bitterness here, although that could also be astringency.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the last brews I had at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Glendale, AZ, this porter had a deep ruby color and a foamy, speckled mocha head that left some moderate lace behind.
The smell was full of coffee aroma and roasted malts. The taste was only lightly sweet, of some dark plums, up front before the strong espresso coffee flavor came on and lay over the palate, slowly increasing in bitterness through the finish. The taste was rather one-dimensional as the coffee flavor really dominated the taste. The feel was on the light side of medium-bodied, dry, and smooth.
Again, a decent beer but nothing that would astonish anyone. The feel and presentation of the beer was nice but this porter could stand to have some more balance to it.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted at the Cincinnati location. Strange color of coffee with butterscotch mixed in. Thin beige head with fast and thin lacing. The aroma is all roasted coffee. Medium body with mostly coffee flavor, as well as a touch of chocolate. Finish is a little bitter and sour. I think the beer would be better if it were more robust. It just seemed a little limp overall.

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Porter from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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