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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Rich and smooth, AleWerks Porter is a traditional example from colonial times. A seven malt backbone is balanced with Fuggles hops. Sit back and relax after dinner with a pint. English Porter was first brewed, around 1720. It quickly became the beer of choice in England, Ireland and Scotland where it was brewed in ever increasing quantity. It remained popular well into the 1800’s. Brewer Robert Hare of Philadelphia produced the first commercial porter in America (1776). After the war, his porter was in great demand, buoyed no doubt by President Washington’s 1789 “Buy American” policy and his pronouncement that he would drink only porter made in America. Much of this porter came from Hare’s brewery, and some from that of Ruben Haines.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5732) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2007
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Bottle: The aroma has lots of black licorice, chocolate, and roasted malts. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with a combination of chocolate and black licorice and finishes with some light roasted coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5393) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2007
12 oz bottle, Well’s Discount Liquors. Pours a very dark brown body with some light passing thru the edges under a brown head that left some sticky lacing. Good amount of yeast in the bottle. Nice robust aroma, lots of chocolate, roast, coffee, dry chalky yeast, and some roasted peanuts. Flavor is very roasty with a dry and chalky finish. Coffee, burnt malt, yeast, and still those roasted peanuts rounds out the flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the bottle conditioning really yielded a nice soft rounded texture though the carbonation was a little too active. This was pretty good, though I really wish the carbonation were a little more pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3541) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2007
12oz bottle courtesy of MJ-A black body with a hige tan head and an aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste of coffee, lots of chocolate. Great tasting porter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Strongly bitter, but the creamy palate and subtle vanilla notes help give it a more rounded, softer feel. As far as porters go, this one isn’t quite head of the class, but really well made.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Chocolate and mocha aromas from this off-brown brew. Astringent finish is short and biting. Hops on th nose moreso than the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle... Very dark ale with a big, frothy-creamy, tan head. Incredible retention. The nose is a churning eddy of milk chocolate, cinnamon and brown sugar with distinct, accentuating notes of buttery diacetyl and black cherries... maybe a hint of oxidation. Lots of chocolate and light roast coffee in the flavor with more than medium, but less than heavy, bitterness... they’re not bashful with the hops. Mild acidity. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Lengthy, tongue-numbing (like a local anesthetic), bitter finish. Props to kmweaver for providing this bottle as a "bonus beer" in a recent trade!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Pours a very dark brown with a medium, light tan head. Kind of inviting looking. Smells of some nice roast, a little smoke, some light chocolate, and even a small hop aroma as well. Very creamy on the palate, a touch bitter, and very roasty. Pretty thick and rich mouthfeel actually, which kind of surprised me a little. Nice body to it. The finish is slightly dry, and leaves a pleasant mild dark chocolate aftertaste. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Dark, opaque brown/black with a quickly fading head. Mocha, light smoke and light sourness in the nose. Flavor is bold and flavorful; notes of chocolate, caramel, ample roastiness and a light tinge of raisin. Medium bodied but I found it to be overcarbonated which kept me from enjoying it as much as I wanted to. Still solid stuff overall, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Brown body with tan cover. The aroma is roast, cola, light cherry and raisin. The flavor is roast, brown sugar, caramel and prunes. Medium body is soft, but a tad thin. Still a really nice session porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Bottle from trade with mj. Opaque black in color with nice dark tan head. Swirling leaves head evenly around the glass, which takes its time returning to the beer. Nutty roasted biscuity aromas present along with a good deal of coffee. The flavor is modestly rich, being neither too acidic nor too roasty. Nice and chocolately in the middle, with the finish being dry and having pleasant coffee flavors.


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