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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
guil0000 (303) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2705) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TATE (369) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (3244) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (4244) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2925) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pours a crystal clear dark brown with faint garnet highlights at the edges and a smallish tan head that quickly dissipates. Smells of caramel, cocoa, milk chocolate, and hints of roasted coffee. Light earthy hop and an almost creamy sweet aroma comes through. The flavor is like coffee milk. Sweet roasty milk chocolate and caramel with hints of sweet cream. Little to no hop flavor. Medium body with a sweet silky mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. Decent porter and certainly miles ahead of that "ipa". I enjoyed it and would have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1032) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
Bottle. Chocolate smell is noticable. Taste is dark roasted malts, barley, some chocolate and lemon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle at home via trade. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Roast, coffee, light vanilla, toffee, somewhat hoppy, caramelly, and bready aroma. Taste is also roasty, slightly chocolatey, somewhat muted vanilla, sweet malt., nutty, toffee, piney, and biscuit with a semi-toasted finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Not bad and definitely sessionable, but could really benefit from a little more body and more robust flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2228) - USA - FEB 16, 2013
On draft at The Pony Bar. A really good malty, smoky porter. Good name too! It is nicely balanced, with a little astringency. The aroma grows nice as it warms.

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