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New World Porter | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by oberon on 08-11-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Umbra
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on cask while watching baseball on the screens at the brewpub. Came out black, beautiful, with a thick tan head. Excellent lacing and retention. Aromas as expected.

Roast-toasty sweet porter that went smooth and creamy. No hops could be determined, though they may have been muted with the cask work. Finished clean and nice. I could've drank this one all night.

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Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid porter. Rock Bottom KoP is really turning things around in my estimation.

After having their very good amber last time, I had the pleasure of trying this porter. A robust porter which PopeDX affectionately describes as a "stout in a dress."

Roasty. Solid mouthfeel. Watery brewpub beer seems to be long gone, at least with the beers I've tried lately here. I feel like giving them bonus points.

Solid all-around.

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Photo of DrJay
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A decent porter. Very dark brown with chestnut highlights and a dense, tan head. The foam thinned to a ring and left behind quite a lot of spotty, streaky lacing. Aromas of dark malts, more roasted than burnt, and some sweetness. Mild hop bitterness with caramel, roast, light burnt character, and a hint of fruit. Bitter chocolate showed up towards the finish, along with a bit of fresh hop flavour. Medium/light body and carbonation, on the creamy side with a drying grain texture. This had more roast character than I tend to like, but it was well made with a nice balance and mouthfeel.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body is an almost opaque black beneath a frothy light brown head that holds well before dropping to a wide collar. The nose expresses chocolate with a touch of roastiness and an underlying current of citrusy hops. The body is medium with a fine, median carbonation that leaves it crisp in the mouth. The flavor delivers a light acidity (as expected in most dark beers) and some fruitiness upfront before warming to reveals its chocolatey side. More fruity hops are revealed in the finish along with a mild touch of dry roastiness.

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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the King of Prussia RB,pours a deep brown with a slight but sticky head,aroma is very roasty and chocolaty.The taste is very warming, a nice change up here in the middle of summer.There is a slight dryness in the finish.A pretty appetizing beer I was looking to drink something dark when I got there and I was very happy to drink this.

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New World Porter from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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