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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A superb porter, hearty & dark. This one is a staff favorite, made with pale, crystal, Munich, chocolate, and black malts. The darker malts give Coal its color and rich flavor. We use Target and Willamette hops to yield a very subtle hop flavor in this porter. We cellar this beer for close to six months before releasing it on the thirsty throngs of fans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with tan head. Nose/taste of roast barley, old coffee, cocoa, pine needle and old citrus. Touch of grape. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1487) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2014
A simple and nice porter! Nothing fancy, over the top, or frankly all that memorable about this one. There aren’t really any faults with it either. Good dark brown pour with a nice tan head that leaves some lacing. A subtle roasty aroma draws you in for a mildly bitter and touch of chocolate taste. It has a decent mouthfeel and is easily drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with little tan head. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate. Drinks smoothly with little lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of wood, resin, dark bread, small amount of smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3101) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It is an attractive looking black pour with a long lasting off-white head. I like dark Porters like this. The aroma has a definitive chocolate character along with the dark malts. Slightly buttery. Better than average but not excellent. The body is medium. The taste is a bit of a recovery from the aroma with its chocolate character and earthy hop finish. Clean finish too. A decent, drinkable Porter but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2013
I see what you did there with the name... Opaque brown with very little head. Aromas of roasted malt and chocolate, but fairly muted overall despite the lack of a head. Decent chocolate flavor with a little bit of fruity notes. Bittersweet and roasted. Feels too thin in the mouth, but I like the level of carbonation and the lingering charred aftertaste. It’s fine if you want a porter and this is all that’s on the menu, but generally you can find something better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, clear with a huge foamy head ... This bottle had turned a little. Overall pretty good with some roasted and coffee flavors, palate not great though thin and high carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Funknmilla (734) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
12 oz bottle....pours dark brown with a ton of beige foam...roasted malt and bitter coffee...some lacing, smells & tastes a little metallic...burnt malts throughout, and its a little unbalanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
12oz bottle. Brown-amber-black body. Thin, oily head. Rich cocoa, chocolate tones. Some mild graham crack, vanilla. A pretty nice chocolate Porter. On the fuller side of medium bodied. Sort of heavy with the specialty malts, but fitting for the style I suppose. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle shared by Buddy. Aroma is chocolate, nut, and musky malts. Pours black with a gigantic frothy tan head. Taste is off. Burnt cardboard takes center stage with slight chocolate and nasty coffee. Very overcarbonated which made it hard to choke this down. Pretty sure this was a spoiled bottle but I leave that to future tastings to judge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
12oz bottle-tan-black. A-roasty/cocoa/some burnt-dk malt. T-roasty/cocoa/some burnt-dk malt, earthy hops.

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