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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Blend of porter and Scottish ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (817) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2010 Pours dark brown. Aroma is chocolate with mild bitterness and roast. The bitterness is very uniform and nondescript with no associated hop flavor; certainly not harsh, but a bit dry feeling, and more significant in magnitude than is usual for the style. Mild chocolate and sweetness comes through, not overdone, but definitely present. Medium body and carbonation. NOTE: This is actually not a blend of porter and scottish ales. It is a dark strong ale that originated from using all of the leftover grain and hops to make a beer. It also has a lot more abv than 6.6%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Thanks to the good folks on BA for this one from the Minnows BIF. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is malt, some cherry, maple syrup, and some earth. Flavor is similar with lots of scotch ale character fighting through the porter to be heard. Medium-bodied and earthy, yet very malty and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, light roastiness, and caramel. Sweet. Lacing on the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark ruby brown with cola highlights under a medium sized tan head. Gentle smoke, soft candy. Sweet, smoke and caramel. Chocolate and toffee. Cola, chocolate, coffee. Smooth. Long slow finish with light coffee, chocolate and bitter roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
(22oz bottle via trade with BA StormKing47) clear rich ruby with few oily bubbles. Nose of melon, rhubarb, sweet turnip. Taste of chocolate malt, fudge, rich, brownies, with a creamy body and rich finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stonelis (38) - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Growler from the Harrisburg location. Pours a dark brown. Sweet malt, burnt sugar, some bitterness, a touch of coffee. Our waiter told us that this was supposed to be around 7% but the brewer made a mistake, so he added more "stuff" to compensate, so now it was really around 9%. After drinking a few glasses of this all I can say is I hope he makes more "mistakes" like this! I look forward to getting another growler ASAP!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
on tap in g-burg on 6/17/10. i was told this was not the exact original recipe since the brewers had never written it down! this is as close as the could get. dark porter colored pour with a thin tan head. the aroma and flavor are reminiscent of a fruity old ale mixed with notes of coffee, roast, scalded cream, grassiness, chocolate and mild smokiness. nice dryness throughout though it is creamy and soft textured. hoppy dryness keeps it quite drinkable. 7/4/7/4/15/3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2010
An opaque black body with a low, tan head. Aroma is lighly smoked with coffee and bitter dark chocolate notes on the sweet malty aroma. Flavor is coffee, with bitter tannins. Strong. Some alcohol weight to it. Sweet with some dark fruit and prune notes. Good. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Served on draft at the Gettysburg location. Pours a pitch black color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee and faint fruity and nutty notes. The taste is chocolate, caramel, bitter hops and cherry-like fruit notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (204) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Was described to me by the bartender at the Harrisburg location as "a cross between a porter and an IPA without the hoppiness". Head dissipated almost immediately. Very dark - no light passes through. Heavy caramel aroma, thick mouthfeel, slightly warming alcohol presence. Slight smokey/roasted flavor comes through. I would try this again.

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