Chocolate Rye Porter
River Dog Brewing Co.

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Style:
Porter - American
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 12.78%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
41
From:
River Dog Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 41 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Surf1:
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Surf1 from South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 28, 2016
More User Reviews:
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psmith161 from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 06, 2015
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Robyn from South Carolina

2/5  rDev -50.9%

Aug 04, 2014
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freduardo from Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Jun 09, 2014
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Bung from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Aug 30, 2013
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a half inch of exceptionally creamy, tan-colored, very long-lasting head. Incredible lacing.

S: A subtly enticing aroma of chocolate, coffee and malt.

T: Basically tastes like it smells: A big shot of chocolate right up front with a good amount of coffee and some roasted malt in the finish. A dry, well done flavor that's much more robust than your typical porter.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An engaging, likeable, well made beer.

Oct 12, 2013
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass, the pour was dark black and opaque, with a good head.

Full body but carboration is a tad too high.

Lots of black coffee in the nose, with even more in the flavor. Strong, rich flavor. Good bitter/sweet balance. Lasting aftertaste of coffee and dark roasted, smokey malts.

O: a nice rich porter with way more smoke and coffee than average.

Aug 30, 2013
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ThunderingBrews from Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Apr 12, 2014
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice chocolate nose and taste, the rye is an interesting twist on a porter

Feb 08, 2015
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jrohrbacher from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Mar 09, 2013
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psdonnelly from Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Oct 11, 2014
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sendbeer from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Aug 13, 2013
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DaPan from Canada (ON)

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Jul 23, 2013
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BigRizz62 from Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 11, 2015
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FUwolfpacker from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Jun 04, 2013
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rworkman from Alabama

3/5  rDev -26.3%

May 22, 2014
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Sep 07, 2013
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ADTaber from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Sep 27, 2013
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UnderPressure from South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Jul 02, 2014
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jfstilling from South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 26, 2015
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RochefortChris from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 03, 2015
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Craigory from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Jan 10, 2014
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Damian74 from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Mar 10, 2013
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csparace from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell (4.00) – chocolate and coffee upfront. Overall light smell. Milky. Something else going on – some sort of stouty dryness

Appearance (4.50) – pretty thin pout from a 32oz growler to a snifter. You can see light through the stream fairly easily. Huge cream colored head – potentially a result of the growler. In the glass it looks a bit darker than the pour. Really nice lacing.

Taste (4.25) – Dry coffee notes are abundant at the beginning. The dryness reminds me of a stout but then an earthy overtone brings it more into the porter realm. Bitterness is medium high level. The hopp flavor is actually kinda ashy but in a good way. Chocolate is there but not nearly as much as the nose leads you to believe. Taste is pretty consistent until the end where the ash really takes over.

Mouthfeel (4.25) – Light on the mouth and pretty drinkable. Abv isn't high – so its good that you don't get any of it.

Overall (4.25) – This is a super solid offering from these guys. Its my first and definitely won't be my last. There is much more coffee than chocolate I think and I'm not sure how well this falls into the porter category – but I really like it. Easy to drink and I can't ask for much more.

Oct 09, 2013
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xShoWTeKx from South Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A. Poured into a pint glass, color is that of black coffee with a nice sized cream colored head that dissipates into a nice lace.

S. Nice roasted malt & coffee smell

T. Just along the lines of the smell, Strong coffee with a light roasted malt and little to no chocolate (not really sure why it's in the name should have been coffee) followed by a nice amount of hops.

M. Medium body, could have a little more carbonation to me but still nice.

Overall a really nice beer might get another growler, would definitely recommend.

Jan 29, 2013
Chocolate Rye Porter from River Dog Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 41 ratings