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Flying Dog "Road Dog"
Flying Dog Brewery - Frederick, Maryland USA
Porter (ABV 6%) (IBU 31)

[Best served in a Nonic Pint glass]


Rating: 3.4/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a medium to dark brown with some red highlights and an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that receded slowly down to a semi-thick film with a large collar, which did create some good streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt and a mild leathery yeast with notes of baker’s chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruit (black currants) and a bit of toffee.

The taste was malty and slightly bitter-sweet with a hint of baker’s chocolate and a touch of toffee at first and then became a tad bitterer with a dose of strong coffee and a mild fruity sweetness towards the end. The flavor stuck around for just a little while with a bold bitter-sweet mocha-coffee taste left to lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and creamy yet a tad dry in texture with a mildly ticklish carbonation.

Overall a nice easy to drink Porter, with just enough fruity sweetness to offset the bold bitterness...

Sampled: 7/8/2012
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