RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Dick’s Lava Rock Porter is a dark and rich beer with a plethora of deep, malty flavors. Copious amounts of caramel, chocolate and black malts are added to the mash along with enough Magnum hops to balance the malty wort. We then add two additions of Mt. Hood hops for a generous hop flavor and great aroma. The Porter is dark brown, almost black in color, with lots of body and smooth drinkability.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2005
At first pouring, it looks rich with a creamy head, but the head goes away quite quickly. First initial taste seems rich & malty but that goes away very quickly and then the hop bitterness kicks in, I like hops but it should be in portion to the malts. Just seemed a little to light for a Porter, I like the richer ones.

luttonm (6763) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Thin foam, modest brown body. Clear edge. Cool cola body, mild bitter. Good flavor in a lighter body. A touch sweet, fairly thin. Not fantastic.

mcberko (18981) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
On tap at Dick’s, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavour of toasted malt and a touch of cocoa powder. Not very interesting. Decent.

Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Draft - Toasted malts. Deep dark brown with a light brown head. Toasted malts, light bitterness and a roasty malt finish. Nice.

maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head that quickly disappears. Nose actually seems a little sour to me, with just a hint of roasty and chocolate flavors in there. Taste is also a bit sour, which was surprising to me. Fairly smooth, but not all that tasty.

harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Reviewed 06/23/10 poured from bottle to new belgium tulip A: deep brown on pour. obvious yeast cake in bottle. low carbonation avg for bottle conditioned beer. deep brown, the beer is difficult to assess given the depth of color. Light, velvety head translucent. Ongoing ribbon presumed on cap at center of ale top. S: I could smell the chocolate, coffee, roastiness of ale while pouring into glass. full bodied and rich, slight hop pine scent in background. T: Thick, rich. lacks normal astringency i taste in many porters. Slightly burnt aftertaste. M: rolls over tongue and foams slightly. Leaves creamy, slick coating on tongue. D: good beer. one of my favorite porters. Always recommend when asked about micro porters. Serving type: bottle 12-20-2010

Onehelm (23) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Very tasty. Smokey up front but sweet malty finish. Slight coffee twinge in the midst of it all. Really a great beer to have in the fall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
This Porter is a dark brown, nearly black color with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt and coffee. Medium body with flavors of chocolate, malt and slight hops. The finish is roasty with a sweet chocolate malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

reebtogi (6385) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
355ml bottle pours a dark brown almost black color with a finger of light beige head that leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma is chocolate with hints of caramel and roasted grains. Taste is malty sweet with some bitterness from the hops and roasted grains. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A pretty good porter and good representation of the style, as I find most porters taste more like stouts.

SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle: Poured black with brown edges, head was beige cream. Aroma was sweet malt and chocolate. Taste is rich and gritty roasted burnt chocolate and malts, finish is palate drying.

PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Frothy tan head, cola brown, smell is mild grass, chocolate, roast, and dust. Flavor is lightly sweet, chocolate, grass, leaves, hints of candy, nuts and burnt barley. palate has medium-coarseness fizz. Light-bodied.

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