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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2002
Hated it. Two thumbs down and a middle finger up the sphincter. Dark and scottish..........You don’t see many black Scotsmen so they shouldn’t mix them in beer either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRavishingOne (45) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2003 I was afraid of the dark side, and then came this beer. I sipped it, and it wasn't bad. Then I took in a large gulp. It was the exact opposite of how I thought a dark beer should/would taste. It lacked the bitterness I had expected and satisfied me in every conceivable way. However, it doesn't smell that great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Bland. Thin body. Has the cheap ’American’ tinge. Still, nice underlying raisiny maltiness like a bock.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2002
the label describes it as a Scottish Porter - i think it is really neither. It is malty, smoky, dark, tasty. it is also a bit but in the end. very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2001
Mahogany colour; aroma of smoke, cascades, hint of iron; thin body - a little acidic even; metallic, mellowed malts (a little toasted caramel, whole grain bread), cascades...what precisely is the brewer trying to get at here?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2001
really liked the smokey sweetness --GO malt, GO malt!-- that said, still a bit more bitter than what i normally go for; but quite an interesting flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2001
Chocolate and light peat smokiness. Lighter body than expected but a nice blend of porter and scotch ales flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 17, 2001
bittersweet, chocolate, tastes like a combination of porter and scottish ale - not a great beer, but enjoyable, with some complexity

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2001
This was quite interesting. Not quite a scotch ale, but not a porter. Smoky flavor with some maltiness and low, but detectable, hoppiness. Great ruby red color and malty aroma dominating. Not a great brew, but worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2001
Wow! This beer is impressive. Beautiful ruby color, changing to brown towards the edge of the glass, good head, and ’roasted’ aroma and taste make this beer a good one.

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