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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A dark brown, medium-bodied porter is endowed with a rich, creamy head and a delicious dark chocolatey aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2003
In true Anderson style the hops are the most noticeable feature of this beer. After that, the espresso gets you and never really quite leaves. Very piney, bittersweet, acidic, and a touch smokey. For a porter this is a bit lacking in palate appeal, but retains that Northwest tastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6744) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), with hints of vanilla and orange. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Great no-frills porter...mostly roast and chocolate malts, but cleanly done and very light on the PNW-style hops. Great flavor balance; extremely quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (335) - Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Inky black with a tall tan head. Malty, slightly chocolatey aroma with a hint of hops. Starts out mildly chocolately sweet then finishes with a nice roasted mild bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2003
Pours a pitch black color with a medium sized, tan colored head. The aroma is malty with chocolate, strong and bitter coffee notes, and hops. Full bodied with medium carbonation, the mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Initial flavors are sweet and malty with a lightly bitter finish with hints of chocolate. Nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Real dark chestnut/mahogany brown body with a thick light brown head. Rolling, lumpy and shiny. Real dense. Chocolatey, milky, hints of vanilla, light floral tones and some cobwebs. Rich and sweet initially, then some floral tones. Roastey finish, well drawn out and fairly complex, the sweetness gives way to the bitterness of the roasted malts, dark cocoa finish. Nice sheets of lace as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2003
soft milky aroma, dark black with a thin head, milky then choclatey with a bitter northwest hop finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2613) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Bottle. Dark brown to black with a lush brown head that lasts all the way to the bottom. Smooth and a little creamy with roasted malts, a touch of coffee, and a definite chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2003
Smells like pine. . .you know like an super-hopped west coast IPA. . .light brown, transparent. . . extremely sweet, citrus, hoppy flavour. . .what is going on hear? Not my idea of a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Perhaps the strangest porter I’ve had to date. Not too dark. Chocolate and coffee are evident throughout, but a large amount of hops are present. At times I thought I was drinking a black IPA. I liked it, but for the style, it’s nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2003
22 oz bomber. Vinious faintly smoky aroma. Malt flavor is chocolate that is quickly hijacked by a harsh smokiness, and then finished by a long sour wine-like finish.

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