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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A rich, dark, complex, full-bodied porter with hints of dark chocolate, raisins, black licorice, and currents on the palate, and a smoky, sour finish. Unlike conventional ales which go from fermenter to serving tank fully carbonated and under pressure, cask ales leave the fermenter flat, and are transferred to a cask along with unfermented malt. In the cask, the ale goes through a secondary fermentation which leaves it gently carbonated. Stored and hand pulled at cellar temperature (53 - 58 degrees).


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (825) - EL SALVADOR - JUN 4, 2010
En la cerveceria y siguen siendo muy representativas de estilo. Me parecio buena pero la sirven a temperatura ambiente

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a creamy light brown head that diminishes. Lighter side of medium bodied with a soft carbonation and smooth, silky mouthfeel. Favor of chocolate, mild roast coffee, and berry. Nice balance of residual sweetness and bitterness. Slight tang on the finish. Very nice

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6511) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Cask at the brewpub. Poured black with a medium brown head. Aroma was full of malts, with chocolate and licorice present. Flavor was full of dark chocolate notes with a bit of raisin underneath, but don’t pick up and sourness as in the description.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008 Vanilla aroma. Black strong in alcohol and a little rich on the palate. Fruity with a crisp and slightly dry coffee roast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1080) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2009
On cask at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a bubbly brown head. Aromas of dark roasty coffee and cocoa. Flavor is similar, with roasted coffee and dark cocoa, lots of roasty bitterness. Medium bodied, but with a watery mouthfeel. Nice flavors, but boring palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2009
On cask at the brewery. Opaque black with small tan head. Aroma is roasty with slight roast and sourness and a little alc. Flavor is off-dry roast, slight sourness, not bad. Medium body, lightly syrupy. Pretty great, gerrit, you would love this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1513) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2008
From 10-Beer Flight at Arbor Brewing Company Brewpub on December 1, 2008. Lovely lacing! Black, even darker with a much sweeter aroma than their Irish Stout. Silky palate, very easy going down. Very resinous and sweet. Good, but has an odd aftertaste. Sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2008
A great porter! Dark chocolate kicks in, but it quickly melts into coffee. Deep, roasted flavor combines well with an excellent thick and creamy body. Finish is a bit of alcohol, but mostly fruit, bread crust.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2008
pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty, dark fruit. Taste is slightly sweet, dark malt-roasty, dark fruit-slight sourness. Minimum/no carbonation. Aftertaste-some dusty/coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Poured to a 4oz sample glass from the cask right in the pub. It was a thick chocolately brown with low carbonation and a small light brown head. Smelled and tasted both of chocolately coffee. Not huge flavor but very pleasant. I enjoyed the cask pull at the "cellar temperature". Definitely a drinkable beer--could have had a little more body.


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