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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Typical porter with some roastiness in taste and aroma but I found it had an odd watery taste. As if water had a taste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2006
burtn coffee aroma, a little bit of choc fruit. purplish bruise-black with nice short light brown head. bitter coffee with a little sugar. porter is getting boring. meh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2008
22 oz bottle. Poured a clear dark brown-ruby brown color. The head was thin and light tan. Aroma was of molasses, buttery caramel, steeping barley, and a hint of wet dog. Dry on the tongue up front with some sweetness at the end. The mouth feel was disappointingly thin. I tasted cocoa, caramel, and a sprinkle of roasted malt. There was more carbonation that I had expected. I didn’t get much in the way of hop flavor or bitterness. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
22oz bottle, for $2.50. Probably an older bottle. Kind of a metallic, oxidized aroma. Some sweet milk chocolate. Moderate sweet taste. Kind of cloying finish. Dark brown, near black color. Minimal off-white head. Good lace. Medium body. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Kind of sticky finish. Tastes like a very old porter that might have at some point been decent

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (9030) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 21, 2007
This black ale poured with a fluffy tan head. The flavor is chocolate malt, but is way too thin. There is a slightly bitter finish. This is a disappointing version of one of my favorite styles.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thegreenrooster (3980) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Pour is a black with a little red shining thru. Aroma is had you coffee-chocolate combo but very faint. Flavor also has some earthyness and roasted malts but oveall quite watery. Very easy to drink with nothing offensive. I’ve had better.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a clear dark brown with red hues and a beige head. Aroma of some dark roast and faint citrus. Flavor of some dark roast and faint citrus. Mouth feel is light-medium body, kinda watery, medium high carbonation. Overall, not the best porter I have had....

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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2007
pours dark brown/black with a disappearing tan head. hmmm it just has a kinda fizzy thin look to it. good cocoa vanilla aroma with some funky oak and piney hops. flavor sweet cocoa and vanilla with a hint of bitter coffee and something seems off. something like tart green apple. finish bitter dry tart green apple and coffee with some piney almost soapy hops. not a drain pour but definitely not what i look for in a porter.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 29, 2005
bottle pours a nice rosy brown with an erect tan head that won’t go down. aroma is sawdust like with a weak chocolate touch. flavor is seltzer, swiss miss hot chocolate mix without marshmallows. a biting pine-ish bitter that ain’t bad, but i really want more from this. the flavor just leaves me wanting. it is like a good porter drunk too cold, but this is not too cold. it is just hollow, so much so i think i hear an echo.


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