Terminal Porter | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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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 DrunkMcDermott on 01-26-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of pmcadamis
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Coal black brew with a small but tight khaki cap that leaves a good amount of lace on the pint glass. Head retention is ok, but eventually I was left with just black brew in the glass. Swirling does bring the cap back from the dead though.

S - Smokey fireplace and burnt rubber notes with a bit of cheese in there somewhere. No real coffee or chocolate that I usually find in porters, it's a nice change form the norm though.

T - Nutty, roasty, and chocolatey. Some nice mellow leafy hops are there in a supportive role too. The big dark chocolate and creamy sweet coffee flavors are very "to style," and quite well done.

M - Light body and mellow fuzzy carbonation makes this one seem very British in character.

D - A basic no-frills porter that I would have no problem having a little session with. Went great with my Mediterranean style pizza, which by the way, was excellent.

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Photo of tapman
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My beer place closed early so I thought some Rock Bottom Growlers might do the trick.

Black, thick, very brown, creamy head. Thin lacing marbles the top of this brew.

Big coffee nose with hints of lighter, sweeter malts underneath. The hops are mild and mixed with the sweeter malts help to balance this porter quite nicely.

Coffee and a lot of it. The beer is quite bearing on the coffee flavor yet is not too intense. They could sell this brew at Starbucks as a coffee beer and people would dig it. Mild hops and caramel malts balance together to sweeten the coffee.

Thick, yet not syrupy. Lightly carbonated.

A pretty light porter. All the companies fight with big porters, but Rock Bottom made a beer that isn't a challenge to finish.

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Photo of ByTor2112
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice dark stout-like color. Thin film of dark beige head around the edge.
Aroma-deep roasted malty smell with earthy hops present.
Mouthfeel-crisp bitterness from the dark and roasted-burnt malts. Hops are present and their bitterness with the malt biterness gives the porter a nice robust flavor and a strong but clean finish.
Some coffee flavors are released with a good froth on the palate.
decent porter and Rock Bottom churns out a good conssitent product.

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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Terminal Porter from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.58 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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