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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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grain bill: 2 Row, Wheat, Chocolate Malt, Crystal, Rolled Oats & Black Patent Malt hops: Tettnanger and Willamette, cold steeped espresso added during secondary fermentation flavor profile: Huge roasted malt and coffee nose, lots of chocolate and roasted malt flavors up front, finishes smooth with strong coffee flavors and slight hints of alcohol. Lingering chocolate and coffee flavors, with smooth malt sweetness. food pairing: This beer can be paired with many different foods; best with big flavors like game, salmon, roasts and BBQ. Also works very well paired with desserts like crème brulee, gelato, and chocolate cake.


Damico's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2797) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours thick, dark, almost muddy black with a cocoa head. Aroma brings smoky barbecue, roasted malts, and coffee. Body is a bit thicker with sweet roasted malty notes, smoky barbecue notes, and chocolate. Quite nice.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2820) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Near black body with a thin ring of beige head. Aromas of charred malt, roast, smoke. Sweet malt with medium alcohol presence. Perhaps an over abundance of burnt / charred malt. Low carbonation with notes of melted chocolates and booze. Decent in small quantities. Could use a few tweaks.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
2015-05-01. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Dusty roasty aroma, sort of tangy quality to it. Flavour is similar dry bitter roast. Touches of cocoa. Tangier than expected. Average body, effervescent carbonation. Okay. I suspect more sour and tangy than intended. Bottle from Trader Joe’s, Washington DC.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1467) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Lots of hops on a porter, and a good full palate feel as well. Long and rich finish getting more and more malty as you drink it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (235) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Deep cola-brown beer with a dark beige head that subsides quickly with an audible crackle. Rich nose of semi-sweet chocolate, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce. Flavor follows the nose with some coffee and quite a bit more malty sweetness. This all ends with a slight bitterness. There’s quite a bit going on here; I just wish more of the roast followed through to the finish to counterbalance the sweetness. Still, a pretty good porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (533) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2015
(Growler from D’Vines in DC) Poured black, a ring of a brown head. Dark roasted aroma, Medium body. Flavor is sweet; caramelized sugar, dark fruit, bourbon, coffee, bittersweet chocolate; mildly spicy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4570) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle: Pours black, with a dark tan ring. Tangy, wood, chocolate, dark fruit aroma. Taste is almost vinous, chocolate, tart wooden notes....plum. Quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8603) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle (courtesy of Travlr). Woody chocolate fudge and coffee malt aroma. Black with nice brown head. Mildly sweet chocolate malt and mildly astringent herbal flavor. Dry finish. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2014
This beer is almost firing on all cylinders, except for a flat appearance, pouring out like an oil slick. Slick, slippery body, aroma carries some wine like essences, along with some molasses and soy sauce. Alcohol warmth right up front, woody, sweet taste. Medium sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1246) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2014
On tap at spacebar in falls church va it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is boozey with cherry and some malt. The taste is is a strong boozey licorice chocolate taste that lingers on the palate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4036) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2014
On draft at Spacebar in Falls Church VA. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of toasted nuts and caramel. Sweet finish.


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