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Panther | Rhinegeist Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
rhinegeist.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This malty yet sneakily smooth Robust Porter simmers with tones of milk chocolate, carob and light molasses. Panther is a svelte creature of the night – a midnight malt whisperer.

Added by BrewProfessor on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
171
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
23.87%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 171
Reviews by Cejohantges:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Photo of cnagle28
3.11/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very disappointing. Get some coffee and some chocolate tones but it's watery. It's actually quite unimpressive. Rhinegeist struggles with making styles outside their usual IPAs.

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Photo of juicebox
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of HeyYoMar
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

This porter is darker than most, pretty near black. A light brown head is just a little more half a finger tall with pretty good retention and some mixed spotting and patching left behind.
The nose brings up some light roast, maybe a touch on the toastier end, a light note of bean sprout (for lack of a better description), a hint of fudgy chocolate, stale coffee grounds, and kola nut.
The taste follows suit, and I find myself wishing I could draw more flavor out of this beer. What's there is good, it's just a little on the weaker side, and even then not that much. I also get a vague notion of something like deli meat (not spoiled or anything, and a little confusing).
The feel pretty good, a medium body with just a bit of crispness and fairly smooth. It hits the median between sweet and dry on the palate.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good Porter. Yum. A bit thin, but well done overall.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snow81
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of norinco
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of qcbrewer
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prototypic
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +6.1%

This is a pretty cool porter, close to but not quite like anything I've tried. As it warms a sweet, sugary chocolate flavor comes out that reminds me of a chocolate Tootise Pop. That's balanced by deeper roasted cocoa and barley. Overall, very clean with bright malty flavors but not so heavy like a lot of American porters.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Rhinegeist Brewery - Panther. 5.8% ABV. 12oz can poured into a snifter.

Look: Pours a reddish black, identical to a Pepsi. Settles pitch black, retaining some ruby highlights. Two finger tan head, which lapses into trace amounts of lacing.

Smell: Very roasty, with dark malt, and hints of coffee, along with some roasted oats.

Feel: Medium bodied, but very smooth with some carbonation.

Taste: Smoky and roasty dark malts, coffee, oats, and a sweet chocolate finish.

Overall: Great example of an average porter; is smoky and roasty, and has coffee and chocolate. This one, unlike some, has a very smooth mouthfeel.

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

A solid, straightforward porter. Nothing offensive about it, but certainly nothing to make it stand out. I drank it, enjoyed it, but I don't feel compelled to purchase again.

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Photo of zimm421
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown that is clear around the edges. The head is thin and tan. The nose has touches of chocolate and coffee, but it is severely lacking. The taste is caramel and touches of roasted malts, but again nothing that you'd expect from a robust porter. The feel is watery for a porter and I'm just left looking for more here and in all other aspects. Was really hoping for more but I'm just left bored.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

12oz can poured into a snifter
Can't make out the date on the can

A- pours a dark black color with a fizzy khaki colored head that reduces quickly to leave just a ring behind

S- cereal grains, charred malt, chocolate & black licorice

T- opens with a milky chocolate flavor, followed by light charred malt, finishes with more chocolate

M- medium body with medium prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues to the finish

O- easy drinking straight-forward porter

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Photo of KYGunner
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Panther delivers a very light profile with a chocolate malt, burnt coffee, some dark fruit, maple and grainy malt. This has potential but it's so light and almost watery that it's a bit disappointing.

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Photo of Ohiolager
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JustinSparks
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can, canned on 092515. Served in a Rhinegeist pint glass, the beer pours very dark brown with about a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and some molasses. The taste is pretty much like the aroma except that there's also some nuttiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought it was good, I've been wanting to try this one for a while. I bought a can this morning since the store had a single in the clearance section. Next time I'll make a point to try this one fresher.

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Panther from Rhinegeist Brewery
3.77 out of 5 based on 171 ratings.
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