Chocolate Rye Porter | River Dog Brewing Co.

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87
very good
41 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
River Dog Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
riverdogbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by xShoWTeKx on 01-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
13.05%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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2.88/5  rDev -29.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BigRizz62
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfstilling
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of tlema1
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
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

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Petey9790
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this Mercado in downtown Charleston, SC. Great two finger off white head with a not strong but present chocolate aroma. Head stayed throughout the beer leaving perfect rings from top to bottom of the glass. Overall a great beer especially after a meal. Not as heavy or strong as other porters which I liked. Great beer and I will definitely purchase again!

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sweet loving! Chocolate espresso notes. Full bodied.

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Chocolate Rye Porter from River Dog Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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