In typical Rogue fashion this is an extremely hoppy offering with a lot of body and plenty of bitterness. For me, for this to be described as a Porter is misleading. It’s much more like a stout. From the tan bubbly head, through the bitter and hops, onto the smokiness, right through to the dry aftertaste, this has none of the creaminess or the smoothness that I associate with the best, most drinkable Porters. Don’t get me wrong, Rogue makes some fine beers, but as a Porter this isn’t one of them. Having said that if this had a different label that included the word stout, I would probably more sympathetic. In short, it’s OK, but I won’t be back anytime soon. A bit of a disappointment – at least from the Porter angle.