Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Flying Dog – Road Dog Porter

Flying Dog is based out of Frederick, MD and is probably best known for it’s IPA – Raging Bitch; as well as, their labels that are “Gonzo-style” in tribute to Hunter S. Thompson.  The brewery was originally founded in Aspen, CO and Hunter S. Thompson lived in nearby Woody Creek.  Road Dog (6% ABV) is an American Porter.

American Porter – description - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/159 - Beeradvocate

Appearance – Pours brown with red highlights and a two-finger head.
Aroma – Roast / toast from the malts with a very light hop profile.
Taste – Road Dog is porter and it not bad, but nothing stands out about it.  It is not bad, but it is not not great.
Overall – B- / C+ - I would rate this as average – it is not bad, it is not great.

Label description"Blessed by Hunter S. Thompson...Dog Porter was our first beer to be illustrated by Ralph Steadman. This is a dark, rich and malty beer, with hints of chocolate and licorice resulting from the use of four prized malts. We also defended Road Dog’s honor when the Colorado state liquor board tried to ban us from selling it because “Good Beer, No Shit” was on the label. It took 5 years, but we won.

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