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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A dark brown, medium-bodied porter is endowed with a rich, creamy head and a delicious dark chocolatey aftertaste.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2664) - 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.

3
   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.

3.4
   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.

2.5
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 thick head atop a ruby color..aroma was a malty punch of molassis..flavor was extremely smooth in a slightly nutty and buttery way..some red fruits show through flanders style..chocolate, toffee, coffee cake..a solid nutty offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2002
I have had a 22oz bottle of this for a couple of months. I finaly decided to crack it open. All the Anderson valley beers have impressed me-this one was kinda sub par-Deep dark black appearance, aroma was pretty skunky-head was tan/beige and rocky that discipated very quickly. Taste was chocolate and coffee with medium body. Not a bad porter, but there are many i would pick over this one. Now its time to try my 22oz of Winter Solstice that is a year old.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5357) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Dark black color, medium head. Medium bodied porter. Rich roasted malts, chocolaty and coffee like. Smooth flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is chocolaty. Very nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 17, 2002
A fair version of a porter. Surprised by the abv, tasted less than that. Definitely dark but, like many American Porters, the palate was very,... well,... underwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 15, 2002
Deep dark brew.Huge tan head with a slight burnt aroma. Some coffee notes with a little chocolate coming through. Not as much body as its appearance would have you think.Decent beer though.Surprised it only has three ratings since it’s everywhere in California.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2002
deep dark color, inch high head stays for awhile. small roof fo the mouth bite, with a medium thick mouthfeel. Sweet roasted bitternes at the end of the swallow followed by a sweet chocolate-y taste that stays. nice.


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