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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
The distinct roasted & chocolate notes are well balanced by a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin tan head. Coffee, chocolate and roast on the nose. Medium bodied, lots of roast, chocolate coffee and cocoa bitterness. Finishes with lingering cocoa bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sirmixsomewhat (173) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
I’m having a hard time remembering this beer, since it’s been a few years, but I do remember it having a pretty robust flavor and a rich color. I also remember enjoying it, so that’s good too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2015
On tap at the Maple Shade brewpub. A brown, almost clear beer topped by a light beige head. The aroma has coffee, chocolate and roasted malts, quite balanced. There’s some bitterness and sweetness in the flavor, but it’s mostly roasted malts giving you chocolate and coffee. Smooth, dry and full to medium bodied and with a lasting finish. A nice beer, but more a brown ale than a porter I think. 150623

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Draught @ Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3894) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2015
On tap at the brewpub in Media, PA. Pours with a red-brown body that has excllent clarity and highlights. Minimal head yet decent lacing. Very good bitter-sweet balance. No sour or other off notes. Light smoke in the finish and aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (386) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Well this is an impressive porter from an impressive northeast USA brew-pub chain that sadly does not seem to be expanding in the direction of South Carolina. For a recent lunch outing I had a very positive visit to Iron Hill; along with delicious food, I enjoyed this, their standard line-up porter. Poured a solid ruby brown color, good frothy head. Smelled strong and fresh of coffee and earthy hops, taste was likewise a well balanced tasty porter stronger on the coffee side of the porter spectrum, while featuring a malty body and subtle bitter hops. Some chocolate malt in the background. Finished clean and smooth, although the mouthfeel struck me as thinner and weak, but very drinkable. Only real disappointment was that this was the only beer I got to sample at Iron Hill, I hope to visit again and try more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (946) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draught at Chestnut Hill location. Poured opaque nut brown with a small tan head. Aroma of nutty and roasty malt with a touch of coffee. Body is medium-to-full and lightly oily. Roasted coffee flavor with a light nuttiness underneath. The roasty note lingers pleasantly in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sparf (199) - Östersund, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Maj 2014. Choklad och lakrits i den tämligen lilla doften. Samma komposition går igen i smaken. Ligger även med en lite syrlig karaktär. Blaskig och tunn, tyvärr. Eftersmaken är i det närmaste obefintlig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1708) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2014
On tap at Iron Hill Vorhees.
Appearance: Deep opaque chestnut with a creamy dark tan head.
Aroma: The aroma is complex with nuts, brown sugar, chocolate, roasted malts and a dash of smoke.
Taste: Clean intro, slightly nutty. Mid taste picks up some chocolate with roast and caramel. Finish lingers lightly of smoke.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Great porter, really drinkable. This is on par with the greats. Very affordable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
10/27/2014. On tap at the Lancaster location. dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, hints of vanilla, chocolate and dark fruit. Nice balance, light bitterness and a long finish.

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