Rising River Porter | The Dayton Beer Company

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Brewed by:
The Dayton Beer Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by HopHead29 on 06-23-2012

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by damndirtyape:
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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Dayton Beer Company. Served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy cola brown with coppery highlights. Barest thin head across the top - off white. Some small amounts of lacing here and there.

Smell: Meaty/smoky. A hint of BBQ pork and bacon in here along with some citrus notes.

Taste: Smooth malt, then smoked malt shows up with a lemon citrus finish. Very odd flavor combination, but it works.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation. Smooth. Thickness just a hair above water.

Overall / Drinkability: A very unusual porter with some unexpected smell and flavor characteristics. Not drinkable by itself, but I think it would go very well with food - not sure what type of food though. I cannot see myself having more than one in an evening, but I may try to pick up a growler sometime and see if the food combo makes this beer shine.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Dayton Beer Company, Kettering, OH

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a thin off white head that gradually faded away.
S: There are moderate aromas of smoke in the nose—similar to what you would expect from a rauchbier—but not as intense.
T: Flavors of roasted malts and smoke are present in the taste along with a light amount of bitterness and some hints of chocolate and dark fruit.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I enjoyed this porter and liked the aromas and flavors of smoke—these weren’t that strong and helped to add complexity.

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Photo of HopHead29
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into a nonic.

Fairly black with a dark red hue around the edges. tan head dissipates rather quickly.

smell is predominately of fire wood and charcoal with a hint of dark fruit.

taste Just lots of smoked meats up front. Chocolate covered dates and blue berries.

Happy to see hand craft beer being brewed in the Dayton area! Finally!!

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Photo of mjw1200
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Rising River Porter from The Dayton Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 5 ratings