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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2009
Deep dark ruby brown. Pale tan head. Roasted grainy nose. Smooth, luscious body, although a bit thin, is lightly roasted, creamy, faintly acidic, light chocolate, coffee, finishing with mild mannered, bitter-sweet hops. A very quaffable porter, but nothing to go streaking through town about!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"now this one’s smooth, fuller bodied than AV gives itself credit for. one of the better early american porters i’ve tried. does everything right

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6982) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a deep dark reddish brown. A bit mild for a porter with aromas of chocolate and a fruity oak.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2013
22 oz. bomber. A - Pours black with dark brown edges. Dense tan head forms a thick film and leaves descent lacing behind. S - Roasted marshmallows, coffee, milk chocolate, woody, toasted nuts, molasses, dark fruit, sour dough bread. T - Sweet roasted malt with dry cocoa underneath. The malt has more of an earthy grain to it than the aroma. Once warmed some dark fruit and sour dough emerges. Finishes dry with and earthy bite at the end. M - Medium body starts out good but turns thin on the finish. It packs in alot of flavor for 5.50 ABV. A nice porter with some character. Serving type: bottle 12-22-2011

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle, dark black brown pour. Mild roast in aroma with some chocolate. Decent flavor of roast and chocolate, somewhat chalky. Ligh to medium mouthfeel. Decent porter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2012
P. K. D. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
A deep brown colored beer which pours with very little head, but what foaminess is there is nicely structured. Some spotty lacing. Aroma has a butterscotch upfront smell with some roasted malts and coffee. On the paleete the taste is weak and washed out. There are hints of roasted malts but really are quite light. Mouthfeel as stated is thin and watery. This beer needs alittle help, whether its a bad bottle I don’t know. A metallic taste slso dominates this beer both in nose and pallette. I’ll mark to try at a latter date.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (2364) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2012
22 oz bomber pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of nice roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is the malt and chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Dark with a light tan head. Not too heavy, but full bodied. Roasty taste with a hint of char. Hint of chocolate, but not too strong.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is caramel and roasted malts, nutty grains and bread. Flavor is sweet and similar to the aroma but with a touch of chocolate. Finish is slightly dry and nicely bitter.


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