Ost Porter | Rogness Brewing Company

very good
15 Reviews
Ost PorterOst Porter

Brewed by:
Rogness Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stumac on 10-17-2012

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 68
Reviews by HardTarget:
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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Jet black glass holds a very respectable head of light tan that laces ropey tidemarks down the glass. Nice!

Smell: Very earthy, almost leathery base with a hop leaf edge. A vague shoe polish note in a very strong and potent nose. It's almost too much but I warm to it after a while.

Taste: Much like the nose with a sweet toffee like finish that helps bring a little balance to the party. A light bubblegum note helps with complexity.

Mouthfeel: Medium to low carbonation, medium light body with a chalky finish.

Overall: I didn't care for this starting out, but it won me over after a while. I don't care for Porters, and this seems to have a few more hops that push toward an American rather than English porter. Still, have to respect the quality of the work. This is clean, well carbonated, flavorful, everything you don't really expect from the first effort of a new brewery. Cheers to Rogness, now the closest brewery to my house (besides my house).

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #72 (Jan 2013):

Without a doubt more of a robust than a brown Porter, so much depth for our taste buds to deal with. A lot more complex than expected and they nailed it right with the amount of roastiness to keep it balanced. Good enough to hunt down if robust style Porters are your thing.

STYLE: English Porter
ABV: 5.7%

LOOK: Complete darkness, massive light brown head

SMELL: Dark chocolate, smidge of burnt grain, mild molasses, cooked raisins, yeast, dark bread

TASTE: Creamy, dense roastiness, malty, charcoal, baker’s dark chocolate, hint of espresso, burnt sugar, herbal hops, earthy, touch of yeast, semi-dry roasted finish

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good very drinkable though dry porter. Solid stuff, chocolate, anise, molasses. Black and rich looking. I did the bomber, but that was still a lot of porter.
Slight smoke, a very good roastiness. Coffee in secondary.Smooth mouthfeel. Bottle from Steve beerenberger.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black pour, with a brown head, some lace, decent retention. Aroma of roast, cocoa, coffee, plums, taste is very bittersweet. Like a very high percentage cacao. Roast, mild coffee, faint dark fruits. Creamy feel, medium in body. There's some smokiness. Though its minimal...some charring too.

Overall, a unique porter. I enjoy it, quite glad I grabbed another bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber pours a pretty-much-black color with a small tan head. Too small for lace but retention and collar are decent.

Smells pretty impressive...just enough leafy hops to go along with a roasty malt backdrop that has enough sweetness to combat both. Chocolate for sure, fruit is light but there might be some raisins in there somewhere. Im excited, this smells top notch!

Taste is pretty nice; the malt is grainy, caramely and chocolate with a mild roast and leafy hop finishing things off nicely. The mouthfeel is nice...creamy for a porter and definitely smooth. Its light as far as overall heft compared to where contemporary porters seem to be headed. This seems to be a nice, well done throwback to the old days before imperial this and imperial that. Im pretty damn happy to have this addition to the Texas scene, it definitely exceeded my expectations. Put this in 6-packs please.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep mahogany brown body is crowned by a dark tan head, which is coarse, but retains quite well. Thick, fine-beaded lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Cold coffee and bitter cocoa dominate the aroma. Bitter chocolate, roasted barley, and molasses are present as well.

Taste: Opens with cold coffee and roasted barley. As the taste progresses, subtle notes of bitter cocoa and vanilla appear. Later in the taste, there are wood notes, perhaps French Oak. Dark caramel is present as well. Late in the taste, there is a lingering note of black licorice.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-crafted example, classic in its style, excellent.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of stumac
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Black Sheep Lodge. Pours up pretty black with not much head. Quickly died down. Aromas of chocolate malt. No real hops here. Pretty basic. Tastes of chocolate malts, a little burnt flavor, toasty if you will, not much else. Pretty easy going. Moderate carbo, easy drinking. Nothing extreme but not bad. Which is a good thing

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.04/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Ost Porter from Rogness Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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