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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This full-bodied dry cousin of the stout has a slight roast flavor and is dark brown in color with a red hue. This is London’s classic beer style named for the baggage carriers that appreciated it so much. Governor Pennypacker was one of Pennsylvania’s more notable politicians. He oversaw the construction and held the lavish ceremonies designating the opening of the Commonwealth’s beautiful Capitol Building.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
draft- nicely done porter- a bit sweeter than their stout and lacking that roast flavor- more chocolate and coffee going on. But I preferred the stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Clear brown body with a small beige head. The nose is roast, coffee, chocolate and light molasses. Fairly dry taste with roast, chocolate, light raisins and molasses. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Draft @ Camp Hill. Rich, dark brown colored body with some dark walnut brown light at the top and sides. Chocolate malts heavy in the nose, and overall the smell is rich and sweet, with notes of chocolate syrup, crtusty, bready malts (but not toasty), and some lighter notes of cheese funk/yeast which probably arenít meant to be smelled. Frothy, moderately thick/regular texture for a porter, with that godawful resinous/oily quality that you find in almost every ABC beer. Semi-sweet twang of chocolate syrup sweetener in the finish. A pretty basic porter, but nothing to turn your nose up at.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2008
On tap at ABC. Dark brown to black, not sure if I picked up on the red hue, looks good though. Poured with a small off white head that went away quickly, although a bit hung around through the end. Well balanced port with a malt roast, rather tasty. Nice dry finish no after taste, smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Thanks to Maniac for the sample. Growler. Medium brown, medium level aroma of chocolate. Balanced flavors of chocolate and coffee. Not groundbreaking, but well done. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Rich dark body with a frothy tan head. Caramel malts, thick, refreshing, delicious. Strongly approve of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Nice dark body with a light tan head. Roasty aroma and taste, some light caramel and malts. A bit dry in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 Growler from Appalachian. Dark black body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and some caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with some light roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2006
GBof A PA-on tap-pours a thin creamy light brown head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-faint coffee. Taste is dark malt, coffee, licorice. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Draft. Brown/black color. Thin, non-lacy head. Lightly malty, but also surprisingly thin like the other ABC beer I sampled (Scottish Ale). Quick finish. No thanks.

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