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River Horse Brewer’s Reserve Chocolate Porter



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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   ABV: -
Brewer’s Reserve Batch #009 - Chocolate Porter http://www.riverhorse.com/html/liquid_details.php?Brewer-s-Reserve-Series-3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin87 (182) - - FEB 7, 2016
Pours deep, opaque dark brown, almost black with just a faint hint of garnet, with medium mocha head that leaves some skim. Great nose of milk chocolate, molasses, bread, coffee, light pine. Palate again leads with milk chocolate but adds darker cacao tone, plus a hint of orange. A bit of creaminess complements medium body. Clean, semi-dry finish with a bit of fizz balances the sweetness. Another good porter from River Horse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (667) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Pours a medium brown with a foamy tan head. Smells of chocolate, toasted white bread, cocoa. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter - strong chocolate flavor, a bit of malt - very dessert like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3114) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours brownish black with a thin tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roast and coffee. Sweet flavor of milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a touch of brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10498) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Chocolate with some roast and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8989) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours dark brownish black with tan head. Nose is cacao, dark malt, Rich cacao flavor, malt, somewhat sweet but not overty so, fairly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1548) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Almost black with brown edges and a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, molasses, roasted malts, sweet malts, and light pine. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty tasty Chocolate porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2388) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from in-laws. Big cocoa and chocolate taste, moderatly sweet. Medium full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlindGuardianco (60) - - APR 25, 2015
Tasty beer, not too dark, fairly drinkable taste more like coffee to nice color, little head, will buy again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
60minuteman (1145) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
Heady brown pour. Aroma of coffee, malt, hops, citrus, oak. Flavor notes of coffee, pale malt, lemon and tree bark. It has the dark nature of a good porter but the taste is a little slimy and flavors don’t blend well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5376) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle, mine 6.5% abv. Nose is light roast, some malt backbone, and deep, rich, luxurious chocolate mixing with light cocoa powder. Pours deep ruby which settles for mere deep brown in the glass, supports a dense and rocky tan head. Sweet, extremely rich taste (like good cake, icing included), red berry mixing with faint raisin, very strong milk chocolate, deeper truffle-like chocolate, some mild orange peel. Some actual, palpable, discernible malt character here, has depth and character. Medium body, malty feel, clean with no alcohol showing, delicious dessert all by itself.

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