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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2013
On tap in the brewery’s tasting room. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin to medium sized beige head. Toast, roast, soft roast. Chocolate and cocoa. Gently bitter on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StoutDr (44) - Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Aroma of dark malts and coffee. Pours dark with slight head. Carbonation low. Mouthfeel is medium to light. Flavor of roasted malts. Bitterness fairly high.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2276) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Opaque black/brown with a light head and tiny dots of lace. Taste is roasted malt; it adds black coffee midway through the palate, providing a subtle, but effective, bittering. Simple, straight-forward, quite drinkable.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrettTaylor (541) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Poured as part of a taster at the brewery. This porter has a classic porter appearance in the glass. I like coffee a lot, but this overemphasized the burnt/smoky flavors in a typical porter and there was no dark chocolate or underlying maltiness to help balance this out. I’ll stick with the classic Fuller’s London Porter for the same price.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
paripin (2) - - JUN 29, 2013 does not count
Love at first taste. Chocolate mocha start with rich coffee tones and a surprising smooth finish. Good with burger or ribs.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
guil0000 (278) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Pours a dark black color with a beige head. Nose is mostly coffee with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is suprisingly not too sweet with some hop finish, Medium body with medium carbonation. A little bland but still well balanced and not bad

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2263) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Grabbed a bottle from stagshead since i had tried everything on tap and wasnt ready to leave yet. pours flat black. nose of chocolate and resin. tastes kinda like coal but that could be subliminal. u get chocolate, earth, cola, figs, raisins, and chalk. slightly slick but decent enough

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TATE (307) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle. Just realizing that I haven’t rated this before. This is one of my favorite porters. It pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet from the chocolate malt. Flavor is nutty with a lot of bitterness coming from the malts giving a coffee like taste. Very good porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2440) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2013
From a bottle. Pours opaque mahogany brown with a foamy tan head. Tastes like coffee, burnt toast, and malt. Smells like cocoa, marshmallows, and malt. Medium body and low carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thick, frothy beige head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, figs, raisins, floral hops, and some spice. Flavor is bready malts, toast, floral hops, and dark fruit esters; bland finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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