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RATINGS: 1302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Road Dog was the first label Ralph Steadman designed which later inspired Hunter S. Thompson’s "Road Dog" essay. We then spent four years fighting for the right to display their now famous quote "Good Beer No Shit." To make a long story short, we won. Let us hoist a pint to free speech, NO CENSORSHIP, the genius of Ralph Steadman, and the Gonzo Spirit of Hunter S. Thompson!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2002
nice dark color, head is not as strong as several other porters (listed as a scottish porter on label). Not as strong in the alcohol as say a McEwans, some underlying complexity. A very drinkable brew but there are other choices I would prefer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1903) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2002
Nice aroma: cinnamon and coffee. Redish black in color, no head. Roasted flavor, somewhat like a porter, with many different spices prevalent. However, something didn’t hit me just right with this. Its not that it was too light; it was just too unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2002
Surprisingly light beer for the style and dark color. Smoky smell, and slight chocolate taste. Also picked up a roasted taste as well. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Dark brown color, nice fizzy off-white head that leaves a good lacing in my glass, roasty chocolate and caramel aromas. Roasted sweet chocolate flavors, some smokiness, decent roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with a somewhat watery mouthfeel, the best of the three I have tried from this brewery so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Decent looking porter on the pour. Faint smokey maltiness. Light in body for a Scottish influenced ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2002
Nice looking beer, cola-ish with a good head. Maltiness & fruitiness in the aroma. Malty & anise flavor. Moderate body, not as thin as others have complained. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Unusual flavor, but overall a decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2002
dark brown amber color. very rich malty flavor more like a sottish ale going down with a hint of porter after taste. not to shabby of a beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2679) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2002
Malty and strong, fairly smooth, but with a tinge of prickly carbonation. Slight on the smoky flavors, but caramelly. Nice hints of chocolate and mild roastiness. Only modestly on the sweet side, and a bit thin, but acceptable. I’d like to see this beefed up just a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2002
Very deep amber/red color. No head retention. Very smooth, creamy and malty. Distinct chocolate flavor that intensifies as the beer warms. Another great beer from Flying Dog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1529) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt and sour milk. Flavor of malt and a little chocolate.

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