Flying Dog Road Dog Porter

Formerly brewed at Flying Dog Brewery
Style: Porter
Frederick, Maryland USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 1303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Road Dog was the first label Ralph Steadman designed which later inspired Hunter S. Thompsons "Road Dog" essay. We then spent four years fighting for the right to display their now famous quote "Good Beer No Shit." To make a long story short, we won. Let us hoist a pint to free speech, NO CENSORSHIP, the genius of Ralph Steadman, and the Gonzo Spirit of Hunter S. Thompson!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle 355ml. Poured dark ruby brown (almost black) with a good sized, dense, foamy, lightly tanned head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of roasted malts with dark chocolate, toast, coffee, raisins and some nuts. Flavor was a medium earthy hop bitterness with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, toast, black coffee, currents, light notes of plum and a dry finish. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry toasty mouthfeel and a decent length finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1731) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
En god ikke meget porter over den. Den er som en porter, men desvrre mangler bare smagen af det hele. Ikke at den er drlig, den er mske en god "begynder-l" ud i porter-verden.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18927) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to Bropey, 03/08/15. Murky chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is soy sauce, bloody Mary, umame, dark fruit, touch of oxidisation. Taste comprises fruit loaf, light spice, earthy, toffee, malt, sweet. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Doing ok for a 98 vintage.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
TorbenJensen (1501) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Foam is present at the porter, but impressive is certainly not. The aroma is something special for type. Little malt and many floral notes. The taste nor as a conventional reports, rather something going towards a good dark sporter. It is too hard roasted malt, a little flower and a final hop bitterness is prolonged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11602) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Many thanks to Paul for this relic. Reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a fine cream coloured head. Aroma is fairly nice Salted caramel, toffee, soy, caramel, nutty. Flavour is composed of caramel, light toffee, Salted caramel, Good for the age. Palate is sweet, tangy, lowish carbonation, medium bodied. Powdered choc and fruit cake lingers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7812) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle share at Leightons. Thanks to Paul for sharing this BB Feb 1998 porter, 5.8%. Dark brown, big foamy tan head. Aroma is sherry, tomato paste, perfume. Body is light, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is marmite, tangy fruits, sherry. Yep, pretty oxidised as expected. Definitely fun to try, and actually pretty drinkable though I doubt I would have finished the bottle by myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20800) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Best before Feb 1998! Pours clear russet-brown with a big, foamy khaki head. A bit of oxidation apparent in the nose, cherry, brown bread. Medium sweet flavor with dried berries, raisins, bread, some brown sugar, dates. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish, more dried, old berries, toasted sugars, bread. Pretty damn good given the age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14228) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle BBF Feb 1998!!! It pours dark brown with a decent off-white head. The nose is rich, earthy, marmite, oxidised action, fruit cake, wood, toasty, brown sugar and must. The taste is pretty sweet upfront, caramelised sugars, aged malts, fruit cake, candy, marmite, damp wood and cola with a short, sweetish finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Yes its aged, but not at all bad for it. Like Kenny, well sort of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (3467) - GREECE - JUL 30, 2015
330ml bottle. Dark brown almost black color with light beige head. Aroma is light roasted malty, caramel, bready, licorice. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Light oily to watery body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (3167) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
Botella 33 cl en el lpulo en junio de 2010 con fech de cons preferente para antes 19-11-2010 (r1295). color negro con espuma oscura. Porter ligera y algo amarga con 6 vol y 32 ibus. Normal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (2112) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Marron oscura rojiza, casi opaca. Abundante espuma cremosa y duradera. Aroma plano, nada destaca. Excelente textura, muy cremosa, y agradable sabor con toques de caramelo, algo de fruta roja y un final ahumado muy seco y amargo. Muy buena.

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