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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edward_violet (63) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Deep dark pour, medium head. Medium body... chocolate, coffee, and near-bread-like malt notes. Piney hops. Major pine and dark chocolate... "chocolate-covered-pine-needles," if those exist, would be similar to this in a few ways. Very nice. Will buy again once located.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brune body with an off white head. Malty chocoalte, some coco and nutty chocolate tones. Some light minerals and mildly roast y bitter hoppiness. Thin quaffable porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle from the Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a deep coffee brown with a creamy beige head with some spotty lacing. Nose is dominated by roasted malt and ground coffee. Very roasty on the palate with good carbonation. A decent porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bomber. Pours a dark brown color with a small off white head that recedes to a small ring and a light filmy island. Nose is mostly dry and chocolatey with a bit of ash. Palate is fluffy and smooth, with a light residue on the tongue. Flavors are mostly chocolate with a bit of tobacco and some ash. Finishes with a very light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bomber. Pours clear dark brown with a thick, persistent and lacy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts with a bit of pine. Medium body, lightly oily, with moderate carbonation. Taste of chocolate, nuts with a bit of pine, and a bit of ashes on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, caccao - mokka, vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090821]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a deep brown colored body with a creamy, finger-width, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is a slightly nutty caramel, some bread, and a light chocolate roast. Flavor is better with more of a creamy roast that lasts from beginning to end. Slightly bready caramels, nuts, and a light chocolate accompany the increasing roast taste that stays at a moderate level. A real approachable roast. Just a hint of raisin fruitiness as well. Finishes slightly dry and moderately bitter with an aftertaste that lingers for a good amount of time. Creamy, nutty caramel/chocolate roastiness in the lingering flavor. Medium to full bodied, very smooth, and moderately carbonated. Overall, the roasts in the flavor really make this beer. They’re distinct, but stay very balanced. Creamy, mostly sweet flavor accompanies the balancing roasts well. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle. Poured black with a thick brown head. Aroma was full of malts with a slight hint of a milk chocolate. Flavor was full of dark notes that were a bit overwhelming at times but they did relent to a light chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Full bodied porter, which is important, as I’m absolutely fed up with these thin porters I’m seeing. Malty but not too much so, and enough chocolate to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Dark, almost black pour with reddish tints and a two finger tight tan head. Aroma is caramel, cocoa nib, roasted malt, fennel, and toffee. Perhaps a bit sweeter and creamier than roasty. Flavor is somewhat one dimensional: a caramel chocolate malt sweetness yields some creaminess and hints of toffee. Palate is quite light on both the body and carbonation, finishing clean. Not the greatest example of the style, but enjoyable just the same.

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