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River Dog Chocolate Rye Porter
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Spicy and bold, with a dry roasted finish, our Chocolate Rye Porter is loaded with character and depth. This perfectly-balanced brew is just the right blend for those cool nights sitting around the fire.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2013
Picked up a growler from Whats On Tap in Simpsonville. Hadn’t heard of this new brewery yet. Pours dark brown with red highlights and small khaki head that quickly becomes a ring leaving minimal lacing. Flavors are dark cherry, chocolate, roasted coffe beans, plum. Sweet with a stickiness in the lips, but not cloying. Medium body and crisp carbonation. Some burnt coffee bitterness in the finish. Overall a nice porter and I look forward to more from these guys.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (360) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Rocket City Brewfest, black with tan head. A: coffee, chocolate, caramel, T: coffee, burnt toast, caramel. Medium body with a sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (632) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft at Rocketcity Brewfest. Black with small tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Medium body with coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and some sweetness. Rye is not noticeable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Served in a pint glass, the pour was dark black and opaque, with a good head. Full body but carboration is a tad too high. Lots of black coffee in the nose, with even more in the flavor. Strong, rich flavor. Good bitter/sweet balance. Lasting aftertaste of coffee and dark roasted, smokey malts. O: a nice rich porter with way more smoke and coffee than average.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1366) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate . Pours a a solid dark brown with a long lasting khaki head and abundant lacing The taste is a nice combination of roast, sweet and bitter. Dark roasted malt chocolate, spice and a hoppy bitter finish. Full body and medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a nicely balanced and very drinkable porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
on tap-retaining tan head with trailing lace, black with red tint. A-chocolate-dk malt, earthy. T-chocolate-dk malt/rye, earthy hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Poured a medium black with small head. Chocolate nose. Nice combo of the spice of rye and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
On tap. Dark brown, almost black. Chocolate and bready aroma. Medium/Light body. Starts bready, rye, bitter, but finishes with an awesome semi-sweet chocolate flavor. Cuts all the bitterness, but also not nearly as sweet as other chocolate porters. Really enjoyable. Worth seeking out.


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