Red Brick Porter | Red Brick Brewing Company

very good
165 Ratings
Red Brick PorterRed Brick Porter

Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by aepb1 on 06-07-2010

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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 97
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: thin head on a deep brown body.

S: oak, caramel malt and earthy hops.

T: nice smokey and mold mesquite note late in the finish. This is what a porter should taste like. Some intermixed roasted malt and earthy hops.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: closer to a brown than a porter but the mesquite and smokey notes are excellent

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Photo of Redrover
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Red Brick Porter consumed at the Local Gastro Pub in Memphis.

Poured from a bottle into a thistle glass, the beer is dark brown with a thick tan head.

It has an aroma of charred malts, something sweet and just a whiff of wood smoke.

The taste is sweet with heavily roasted malts, a bit of dark chocolate then something slightly medicinal in the finish. Unfortunately that Band-Aid/medicinal thing dominated the taste the last 1/3rd of a beer.

The mouth could be beefed-up a bit for a bigger beer.

The beer started great but really faded at the finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Porterfanatic
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from glass bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a dirty brown with minimal head and no real lacing.

Smells of roasted malts, coffee, and a certain sweetness. No hops.

Taste is very much in line with smell, with a refreshing and smooth roast malt and coffee flavor playing very nicely with a sweetness that finds it's way into the mix at the end of every drink.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin for me, more along the lines of a brown ale, but a great porter none-the-less... Plus you don't feel like you just drank a meal.

I wish it was a bit thicker with a more pronounced roast and chocolate taste, but this works very well for a nice session beer for me.

yay porter!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of AlCzerik
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am not a porter fan to begin with, but Red Brick surprised me with this one. I tried it in a glass and out of the bottle (because I am lazy).

Appearance: Poured a dark brown color with a decent foam.

Smell: Picked up a hint of chocolate notes.

Taste: Was smooth and easy to drink for a porter.

Overall: I was very impressed with this beer, I wish it came in a 6 pack and not a 4 pack. But never the less, still a good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Reaper16
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

served on-tap @ The Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a mason jar

Pours out a color like cup-o-coffee dark brown. Pretty typical porter color, pretty typical porter viscosity. Pretty typical khaki foam sits at a pretty typical .75 fingers in size. This looks like a pretty typical porter is what I'm saying.

This smells like a porter. Not a good one. But a one. It's got coffee -- Folgers or maybe instant coffee -- aroma to spare and there's a fairly ashy roast character. Not much sweetness to the malt profile in terms of aromatics.

The taste is also underwhelming. It has an earthy flavor, but not the deep, umami earthiness of mushrooms or a minerally, silty flavor. No, this just sorta' tastes like mud. It's got a fair amount of acrid roasted malt and a good deal of coffee grounds flavor. But it's not a very satisfying beer by any means.

The mouthfeel is pretty typical for the style. It's close to being watery, but saves itself with a decent amount of carbonation. Overall, this is not what I expected. Seeing the Bros.' high score for this beer, I was absolutely stoked to try it. I love porters. This one, however, turned out to just be a pretty typical porter.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

y dark, but obviously clear brown, almost black. Very large tan head graced the top, eventually faded down to just a slight ring around the outside of the glass. No glass lace and little carbonation,.Smell very sweet, lots of caramel and roasted coffee, a touch of chocolate perhaps. Very nice light feel. Good carbonation kept it feeling alive and allowed the flavors to really pop. Nice burnt caramel sugar and a touch of chocolate. Very nice dry piney hopped finish. Very drinkable

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Red Brick Porter from Red Brick Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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