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The River Company Dumpster Dog Porter

The River Company Dumpster Dog Porter
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A big porter named for our Chief Brewers favorite dog! The dog was found in a dumpster and turned out to be one of the most complex animals Mike ever had. The porter shares this complexity with its masterful melding of chocolate, toffee, and roasted flavors.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of charred, roasted malt, chocolate malt. Flavor of roasted malt, light char, chocolate malt. Hearty palate, lots of roast, but still pleasantly drinkable. Nice solid porter, good representation of the style. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (392) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
dark reddish brown, little head, little lacing. Coffee and maybe something green on nose. A lot of coffee, some chocolate on palate. This was a little overbalanced to dark coffee flavors and the mouthfeel was a bit thin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Charred oak, tobacco. Black, thin yellow head. Tobacco flavor, light sweetness. Ash toward the end. Light carbonation. Good balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Growler provided by ygtbsm94. Thanks! Poured a dark brown color with some roasted malts, some chocolate notes. Mild sweet malt notes. This was okay but it was a little thin unfortunately.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Thanks, Brad! Nose has mill chocolate an a but of roast. Flavor has more roast and a bit of an acrid finish. Body too thin.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Growler thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours a clear, deep cola. Weak, tan foam. Nose is cola, aspartame, diacetyl, cheap chocolate candies. Taste is watery, thin, ashy, coffee grains, lemon tea. Palate is watery, weak.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Tap. Pours clear dark brown with a small, creamy off-white head short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters, dark fruity esters and heavy caramel malt with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Growler, thanks ygtbsm94. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet/milk chocolate, roast, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, milk/bittersweet chocolate, light earthy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Growler shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. The beer is dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma offers roast, chocolate, biscuits. English biscuity malt flavor with coffee like roast character. Thin bodied with fairly low carbonation. Roast and dark chocolate with molasses. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Growleer courtesy of ygtbsm94, thanks! Dark brown color, small tan head. Aroma of roasty coffee grounds. Taste is dark coffee, light cocoa. Not bad.


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