Rabbit's Reserve #1: Chocolate Porter | Red Hare Brewing Company

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33 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Red Hare Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
redharebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rabbit’s Reserve #1 released November 2011 and then again in 2012. A silky porter brewed with dark roasted malts and dark cocoa nibs for a perfect balance of sweet and bitter.

Returning to draught November 7th, 2015!

Added by ChainGangGuy on 12-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
2
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a firkin of the Chocolate Porter that had been aged on oak & hickory. On cask at The Freight (Woodstock, GA). Served in a snifter. 

Pours near black with virtually no head, just a tan ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass that never laced. It may not sound like it, but it looked very inviting. 

Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla & wood. There was something else I couldn't quite identify that kind of held the aroma back. 

I've had the base beer at the brewery & enjoyed it but this was so much more. Nice smooth sweet malts, bakers chocolate, vanilla, woodsy goodness. It had one of the best blends of beer & wood aging that I've tried to-date. 

Pleasant, smooth, medium feel. Next to no carbonation but with a good sweet tongue-coating velvety texture. 

Too bad Red Hare is too young to be bottling (or, as is their plans, canning). This stuff is great & needs to be shared. This was a special firkin blend of a one-off seasonal so it'll be a while before I can have it again (IF Roger & Bobby even decide to brew it again). If you like sweet porters & see this at a bar around Atlanta, give it a try. 

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Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in Atlanta.

Smooth, medium body with medium carbonation.

Near black body with a bubbly beige head that has poor retention.

Moderate strength but an exceptionally clear chocolate aspect in the finish. Slight sour note.

Medium body and carbonation.

Overall: chocolaty.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 32 oz crowler into snifter.

A: Dark black with 2-3 finger dense tan head with crazy long retention and leaving lots of lacing.

S: Cocoa powder, vanilla, and light bourbon. Aroma is a little subtle and restrained.

T: Dark cocoa nibs, roasted malts with a touch of vanilla, bourbon, and oak.

M: Medium body with a silky smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

O: Very nice chocolate porter. Easy drinking with an excellent flavor profile.

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3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Rabbit's Reserve #1: Chocolate Porter from Red Hare Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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