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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Pours an opaque ruby-black with a medium-sized light tan head which recedes leaving a sloppy lacing. Aromas of roasted dark malts, coffee, and butterscotch. This porter has a surprisingly lively mouthfeel. It’s full bodied and malty, slightly bitter, with forward caramel and emerging nuttiness. Alcohol is noticeable. This is a nice everyday porter, and deserves some rating separation from the beer of whose flavor it cleansed my palate - a crappy spruce ale.


3.4
Patrickctenchi (6809) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2018
Bottle: Deep brown ....see-throu when backlit, small tan head. Aroma of melted chocolate and cocoa. Taste is slightly lactic, roasty dark chocolate malt. A bit of earthy bittering. Pretty nice, overall.

3.6
shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Bottle. Sour milk, chocolate malt, and dry hay aroma. Dark chestnut brown with small tan head. Mildly sweet chocolate malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Good body. Pretty good.

3.4
BroSpud (2282) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2017
12oz bottle included in a craft beer club shipment. Pours dark brown with a tan head. An OK porter though maybe a tad on the sweet side.

4
Jpmercer (99) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2017
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. Average porter with a light colored head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
luttonm (6960) - 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.

2.6
mcberko (19837) - 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.

3.4
Ferris (17098) - 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.

2.9
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.

3.7
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

3.5
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


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