on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Share this beer with friends!
Dead Reckoning is unfiltered and weighs in at 5.8% abv and 53 IBU’s. It features Pilsner, Caramel, Chocolate and Roasted malts along with Chinook and Vanguard hops. “The outstanding taste and flavor of Dead Reckoning originates in the chocolate and roasted malts,” says John Trogner. “There is a nice hoppiness in the front of the beer, but the rich, smooth mouth feel is what really stands out.”

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Dead Reckoning Porter pours a deep brown, lightening noticeably to amber along the outer edge of the glass. A finger of wispy light tan foam sits atop the beer, sticking around for a quick minute before leaving a nice amount of lacing caked to the inner wall of the glass. The nose is based around some nice mild chocolaty and nutty aromas, but there's a definite citrus background note. The balance in the flavor profile is shifted a little bit more towards the hops. The malt comes across as more straight ahead chocolate/roast and less nutty, and it's all followed by a bitterness that catches me off guard for the first sip or two. The finish is decidedly grapefruit, displaying a hand for hops that was just a hair too heavy for my taste. The body has just a little bit of a chewy aspect to it, perfect for a low ABV malty beer, and carbonation is just lively enough to let you know it's there. I enjoyed Dead Reckoning, but it was trending a little bit too much towards a black IPA for me to consider it a truly great porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Sample from 12oz bottle at Spirits Crossroads Tröegs tap takeover. Pours a deep dark brown color with ruby red highlights and a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and piney hops. Taste of mild roasted coffee, chocolate, citrus rind, and piney hops. Taste reminds me of a lightly hopped black IPA more then a porter. Nonetheless a tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Soft toasty chocolate aroma, subtle but important hop presence. Brown ale type brown color. Great chocolate and coffee flavor, surprisingly bitter and in a great fashion. Sharp crisp body. Like those black IPA’s, only without the dirty burnt elements.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Dark brown with small brown head. Aroma toasty malt and chocolate. Medium-light body. Flavor up front is lightly sweet roasted malt and chocolate but then some pretty strong grassy and floral hop flavors. Quite bitter and hoppy for a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (353) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours the deep chestnut brown of a porter with a dense off white head. Aroma is clean, hints of malt, chocolate. Taste is smooth chocolate into coffee transition with bitterness and coffee ground aftertaste. Classic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Aromas of earth, pine, and cocoa. Dark ruby with a lasting off-white head. Dry, roasty, and bitter. Medium bodied, well carbonated, and with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
nasmith003 (103) - Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Minimal aroma, nice translecent coffee color. Woody, almost cardboard taste with some initial hop bite. Slight coffee and hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Keg @ Sedona. The pour’s brownish red with a small head. The Aroma’s of burnt brown bread. Coffee. Cocoa powder. Moderate nuttiness. The taste is more toast. Quite dry, bitter. Dark chocolate. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4489) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Not hugely robust, but decent. Dark mahogany pour with good head and lacing. Not hugely original but an ok session porter. Dark chocolate. Bitter finish. Average carbonation. Sharp bitter finish. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (647) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2013
12oz into a pint. Smooth pour, head is fullfilling and about 2cm with marshmellow thickness. Color is midnight black. Taste is earthy malty, no giant hop presence, and the roasted malt charateristic shines very nicely. A nice fall beer here, with seasonal qualities that shuffle in the autumn goodness. Nothing too over the top in quality, but a solid brew. Abv is medioaker at 5.8, if this was bumped up some I think that would lend a hand to a more superior enjoyment.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 54

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50