Porter | Russian River Brewing Company

PorterPorter
BA SCORE
4.16/5
320 Ratings
PorterPorter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 06-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,806
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
320
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
166
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of icemanls4
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bulletrain76
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown with a beige head. Creamy chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Lots of chocolatey and toasty malt flavors with a hoppy, bitter finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. A really tastey, hoppy take on porter, though it might be even better with a beefier malt profile.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ the brewpub - served in a 10oz nonic.

Clear dark auburn body suffused with ruby highlights. Small beige head dissipates to a creamy uniform collar. Nice pasty lacing.

Roast malt, peach pits, and faint tobacco in the nose.

A touch of coffee, black bread, and hazlenuts on the palate. Faint cocoa in the finish. Fruity, malty, and straight-forward with a medium-dry finish.

Very slightly astringent, moderately carbonated, and medium-bodied.

Better paired with food, but still a decent example of the style on its own. I prefer a bit more roast and depth of malt complexity, but others might find this less drinkable if the flavor profile were to move more in that direction.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the RR brewpub in Santa Rosa.

A: dark brown, nearly opaque but clear. Somewhat weak head still leaves very good lacing.

Aroma: as expected for style: a role model.

Flavor: refined dark roastd malts; fine London style porter

Feel: smooth; medium body; medium-low carbonation.

O: mainstream but high quality.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Redgoatman
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beernoobie
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of KMcG
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Danielr26
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hanlonrn
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Devi0us
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bombadil
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jsdonahue
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Porter from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 320 ratings
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