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Tröegs Dead Reckoning Porter | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Dead Reckoning PorterTröegs Dead Reckoning Porter

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 08-17-2003

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Ratings: 1,216 |  Reviews: 535
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
1.27/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

From a twelve ounce bottle dated 07/19/11 @ 12.08.

Poured hazy red/brown with no head at all. Smells of bitter chocolate, tastes of burnt bitter french roast coffee. Leaves a bitter cloying aftertaste. I'm going to dump the rest of this one, hopefully it makes good drain cleaner!

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Photo of mctizzz
1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

Photo of njmoons
1.96/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Bleegh! Not one of the better porters I have had, and not what I have experienced from Troegs.

Appearance was a typical porter black with a fair amount of foam from the pour. The foam had some staying power.

Smell, roasted malt and the citrus of Chinook hops, no other odors were apparent or were overshawdowed.

Taste, my first thought was how thin the taste was for a porter, no big flavors on the front end. It was like drinking a beer too cold, but this was a room temp. The roasted malts start to kick in and are quickly taken over by the hops which gave a bitter citrus and soapy taste. The taste finished with the soapy taste over-powering the bitterness.

Mouthfeel was too thin for a porter, and as for drinkability I rarely pour a beer out, but the last 1/2 of this went in the sink.

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Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of snegopady
2.16/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I feel bad because I'm realizing that I only seem to review beers when I don't like them, and Troegs is one of my favorite regional breweries, but ... but I just do not like this beer. It is like a parody of a porter. I just don't get this sudden movement to add ridiculous, Xtreme amounts of hops to any and every style of beer, to the point that the style is completely drowned out. Close your eyes and taste this and you will say "IPA" every time. So why bother? There is no porter left here. Will not buy again.

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Photo of williepep
2.22/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Not a bad brew -- for a black IPA. This is what was disappointing. If you're going to call it a porter, then it should be a porter. This was not a porter.

I was looking forward to another quality beer brewed by Troegs, and porter is one of my favorite varieties. However, as soon as I opened the bottle and smelled it, all I seemed to get was a potent hop aroma. It smelled like an IPA. The taste was no different. It was dry and hoppy, and also lacked the heaviness of a porter.

Though it is not an unpleasant beer, it is not a porter! I would really like it if Troegs got serious and made a real porter, as I'm sure it would be quite good. They should go back to the drawing board on this one.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of gfreed
2.28/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

As a porter this is a failure, but as an IPA tinted with black dye it might be passable. The color is way too light, the aroma is far too weak and the body is watery. The taste is flimsy at best and (here's the IPA part) it's all wrapped up in a bitter, over-hopped girdle that strangles any decent hint of roasted grain right to a miserable death. Grapefruit in my porter?! Feh. Go buy a bottle of Berkshire Drayman's porter and correct your taste buds.

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Photo of bubseymour
2.38/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Beautiful black beer with 3 finger frothy head

Smell - This has an awful smell. Smells like a sweaty leather baseball glove.

Taste - Very subpar porter. Basically its bitter on the pallet and mostly void of flavor and very tasteless.

Mouthfeel - slighty watery but ok.

Overall - I'm very disappointed in this offering from Troegs. They need to go back to the drawing board with this porter creation.

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2.48/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip pint glass.

Deep brown with 2 fingers of off white head. Good retention.

Pine, lemon zest and light notes of roasted barley.

Pine needles, lemon zest and notes of Fruity Pebbles. There’s some roasted barley in there if you look for it. :/

Light-medium bodied, water and bitter.

This is too hoppy for a porter. The maltiness is also very thin. WTF Troegs?!

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
2.6/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Recieved as an extra in a trade. Forgot who from so sorry.

Pours a dark brown with a little tan head that dissapated fast to nothing. Very little lacing.

Smell is not very strong at all but some chocolate and toffy/caramel notes.

Taste is sort of thin and has some chocolate and caramel flavor with maybe some Belgian double sort of flavor? Its ok...

Mouth feel is just kind of watered down and needs a little more carbonation.

Drinkability is ok since it is not very heavy and intense you could probably drink a few but its not really worth it. Its nothing special and might drain pour just because I want to drink something better.

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2.6/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I want to preface this review by stating that I'm a huge fan of nearly all of their beers. I was excited to try this but...

Pours a murky, reddish brown. A bit lighter than I'd expect or hope for in a porter. The fact that it's unfiltered is obvious from the getgo. Head is tan in color. The aroma is of overwhelming grapefruit - it's Chinooks all the way. In fact, I can barely smell anything else. This is a bit off-putting as this beer is allegedly a porter. There isn't enough roasty or chocolate aromas at all. Same goes for taste - it's dominated by Chinooks; tastes a lot like a grapefruity pale ale with the lights off. A bit too acidic as well. There's only a touch of roasty bitterness in the aftertaste but again, the Chinooks are so overwhelming that it's hard for any other flavors to surface. Mouthfeel is just a bit thin as well. All in all, this is a really strange tasting beer for a porter. It's out of balance and weighs too heavy toward the Chinooks. Great name though.

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Photo of dedrinker
2.64/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Wow. What happened? It was fresh, so this is fair. This "porter" poured a murky dark brown with rusty/ red algae hues around the edges of the glass. Smells faintly of roasted and crystal malts. Tasted like a brown ale with caramel and light roast malt flavors balanced by hops. Finishes with hop bitterness and a little more of the afore-mentioned malts. No decent coffee or chocolate notes like most porters I've had, but I don't think this could be called a porter by any stretch. It was like a mediocre brown ale eloped with a mediocre porter and had a homely baby. I had higher hopes for this one, because I am a fan of their oatmeal stout, so I know they have the skill to bring on the darkness. Do over!

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Photo of jtierney89
2.65/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

PPours a very dark sludge like brown color with a light 1 finger tan head. Mostly getting citric and oily hops on the nose. Surprising light in the mouth feel department. Very well balanced and easy to drink. Great flavors and lots of them. Dark and burnt malts up front with a nice citric and floral hop finish. Has a very very subdued dark fruit after taste and burnt bitterness. Not bad at all. The layers of flavors are impressive. The bitterness builds slightly on this beer diminishing its sessionability a little bit.

Otherwise Another fine brew by the guys at troegs.

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Photo of lackenhauser
2.68/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Muddy, deep brown color. Sizeable cocoa head. Definately the lightest looking porter I have ever had. Huge hop aroma-no chocolate or roasted aroma you would expect from a porter. Big blast of hops up front-quite bitter.The hops overpower any sign of malt. Doesnt resemble a porter as far as I am concerned. Way over hopped. I know hops are a trend but not here. Not unpleasant just out of place. OK mouthfeel. OK drinkability. The whole package detracts from what you are expecting. Great label though.

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Photo of rayjay
2.71/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not sure why but my review of this beer is missing so here's take 2

Appearance is thin and watery. I have only seen this this bad in heavily oxidized beers, and this doesn't smell oxidized. 1/2 point for retention and foam, but otherwise it's murky, hazy, and reminiscent of pond water. Looks like a beer bloody mary with extra horseradish.

The roasted barley gets in the way here, and the mouthfeel is a bit too thin. I am wishing there was a bit more camel malt for balance, or a higher mash temp. The chocolate malts taste special, like possibly floor malts. Mild hopping is just right, you can tell they are high alpha but work well.

Okay, but needs improvement. Cheers.

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Photo of musicjustintime
2.73/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

First whiff....PURE HOPS! Pours a nice dark brown with a tan head. Very nice lacing all the way down, too...but maybe 'cause I used one of my new Sam Adams glasses that BA was so nice to give us founding subscribers?! Anyway, I don't like too much hops, as I always say. They DO have their place, but this "porter" was waaaay too hopped up. Very typical of Troegs.. Really tasted like all hops with the smallest, faintest hint of chocolate malt in the very background. As the beer warmed, though, the hops were dulled down a bit, and the other flavors came through better. I love to support the locals...but this is one I'll pass on in the future. Their Nut Brown is much better, as is the Troegenator! Those are my two very favorites from Troegs...and my buddy's as well. Mad Elf isn't too bad, either. All the others seem way too hoppy. If you can try this for free...I'd do it. Otherwise, don't expect a normal porter with this one. Not my cup of tea. Think I'd rather have a cup of tea...with some brandy. SAAALUTE and cheers my BA friends!

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