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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
As the first offering of the Argus Private Reserve, this ale is a recreation of a traditional London Style Porter brewed in the 1850s. Unlike modern Porters, this ale uses traditional type of malts that were used when Porters originated in London. All of the materials in this beer are English. The color is a very dark garnet, but not black as typical of a stout. The flavor are an excellent balance of roasted grains and fine hop flavors. It has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from our private reserve members and we are proud to now share it with you. We at Argus Brewery hope you enjoy this exclusive limited-edition brew. To be included in future members-only tasting events, please join the Argus Private Reserve at www.ArgusBrewery.com.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast and chocolate. Medium mouth, light roast, smoke, dark chocolate, bitter finish, very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3872) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark red close to brown / slightly black on the inside. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light lacing here and there. The smell a roasty grainy sort of thing going on with some grassy hoppiness along with a light milk chocolate. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. I would say it came across fairly grassy as it ran over my tongue. Overall, this was a decent Porter, its nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy, Grippitis, and Faysal. Medium-to-light brown pour with crazy effervescent carbonation. Aroma of milk chocolate and treacle. Thin palate, gassy, with chocolate and treacle flavours. Disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750mL bottle. Poured deep brown with a short, but well-retained khaki head. The aroma picked up well-roasted, near-burnt black patent malts and coffee with accents of vanilla and wisps of smoke.. very good representation of the style. The flavor found dry-roasted black and coffee malts with light smoke and more roast around.. toasted grains and light herbal hop accents.. finished very dry with a nice final kick of sweet malts and fresh hops. Light-medium bodied and dry as mentioned on the palate.. a bit too much carbonation, but otherwise very good balance.. I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Gushed with foam definitely infected. Three finger tan head after settling for a while. Flocculation is visible. Smells of chocolate. Somewhat metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
750ml bottle and served in nonik pint glass: Pours a medium brown hue with a huge frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of roast, toast, bready, walnuts, light coffee, some leather esters and some herbal hops. The taste is pretty generic roast and nutty notes with a bit of bready and herbal tones. Slight fruity twang undertone. The mouth feel is far too over-carbonated and a tad light, slight ashy finish. Ho Hum brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
750ml bottle from Binny’s Plainfield. Pours a deep brown, mostly black body with a huge, foamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma has some chocolate and a moderate roast. Touches of caramel as well. Flavor is better. Smooth chocolates, a moderate roast, a light caramel, and some coffee towards the end as this finishes clean and roasty with a light bitterness and sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-thin body and a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a decent porter. A tad thin and over-carbonated, but flavorful enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (1305) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is light, but some porter characteristics. The taste is rather thin and mild. Just an average porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a slightly amber hue and a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with a bit of coffee and backing dark grains that have a hint of sweetness. Flavor has a good amount of dark grains with a hint a bit of creamy coffee and a bit of dryness in the finish.

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