Storm Door Porter | Riverwalk Brewing

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Storm Door PorterStorm Door Porter

Brewed by:
Riverwalk Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by cbutova on 01-12-2017

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of garreffster
4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tried this one at the brewery and thought it was pretty damn tasty. I'm not sure why that one guy gave it a 2 out of 5.

The vanilla and cinnamon flavors are well balanced with this beer.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Many thanks SawDog505 for this can!

A - Dark brown pour that's borderline black, thick burnt toffee colored lacing that's very sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - Dark roasted chocolate malt aroma, some roasted cocoa, and vanilla.

T - Nice chocolate roast, delicate smokiness, vanilla, roasted fudge brownie, and mild to moderate chocolate bitterness on the finish.

M - Thick body that's a little watery on the very back side, very dry on the top of the tongue and semi-dry on the sides of the mouth.

O - This is a very easy drinking porter.

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Photo of CoffeeRoll
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth and full of flavor. Definitely would recommend for those who enjoy dark beers. Has notes of coffee and a light choco aftertaste. Doesn't feel over carbonated and goes down easy.

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Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. can. Sampled on December 28, 2017.

The pour is a dark brown to about jet black color with a lacing-leaving frothy tan head.

The aroma emits toasted dark malt, vanilla, and char characters more than anything. I pick up little to no earthy hops.

Medium, smooth body.

I pick up a mildly sweet roasted flavor with less vanilla than I got on the nose. There is a keen dry bitterness to finish. Like the head, the bitterness lingers for a spell. It was a likable Porter.

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Photo of Ned57
2/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Bogdawg
3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: After the bubble show, the translucent fudge colored liquid builds underneath the beige head; two fingers of foam fade but leave a fair amount of lacing

Smell: Chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon; hints of pecan and coffee

Taste: Toasted brown bread and chocolate flavors lead off, with cinnamon tones building; while there is some coffee bitterness through the middle, the sweeter tones of pecan and vanilla emerge, after the swallow; coffee tones linger in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A little on the sweet side for my palate, but a pleasant porter

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Photo of liquorpig
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brureview
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep opaque chocolate brown in a Stone Imperial pint glass- perfect for the style.

Heavy roasted malt aroma with a hint of chocolate.

Great taste- minty chocolate and roasted malt.

MF a bit on the tart hoppy side for the style, but quite good and much better than the common flat tasting MF in a lot of Porters.

Overall, excellent Porter, which can often be a lackluster brew.

This Porter has a lot of character. if you like Eugene from Revolution,
you'll like this beer, although it's a different approach to the style.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

A- Tallboy to a tulip with a very deep brown body and a nutty tan head. The cap is frothy and ascends to about a half inch high displaying fair retention. A few sheets stick but mostly spotty lace here and there.

S- Mostly picking up the roasted grains and vanilla beans with some earthy cinnamon bark in the backdrop yet still holding its own. Cocoa nibs, brownies, toasted nuts, vanilla sweets, slight spiced raisin and caramel come to mind.

T- Really finds a nice balance here between all of the brew's elements. The vanilla beans take the edge off and allow a very good smoothness to be found as the roast grains form a base with toasted nuts, charred barley, chocolate bars, cereal and coffee coming to mind. A touch of earthy hops and the yeast is mostly quiet. The cinnamon bark is still present but takes even more of a back seat here for me; sort of woodsy and just slightly spicy.

MF- Light-medium overall body where a bit more substance might make this a much better experience. Comes off as a bit thin as the carbonation is also somewhat on the low side. The flavors are rich but not enough to overshadow the watery feel here.

Strength in the aroma and flavor but a glaring weakness in a thin, slightly under-carbonated body. Fixing that could bring this one over the top because the balance of vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon and chocolate malts is spot on.

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Storm Door Porter from Riverwalk Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 14 ratings