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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1163) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 12, 2011
a very good, extremely easy to drink porter. Sometimes porters can be a little tough on the palate, either overly carbonated, a little too roasty like black coffee, and no hop balance, but this is the exact opposite. so smooth, not thick but not thin, nice roasty malt flavor with just a hint of hoppiness at the end. really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1752) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Pours deep brown with an off white head. Aroma its dark chocolate, roasty and a hint of charcoal smoke. Taste is sweet with smokey muted bitters. Light and thin mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Chocolate and coffee scents are present but not profound. Taste is malt balanced with a little bitterness from hops. Consistency is too thin and soft. Bottled, probably much better on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1741) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours deep dark brown with a slight tan head. Did not detect any coal but there were hints of coffee and dark chocolate. A bit on the thin side but overall not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1155) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
Sample at the brewery. Roasted coffee aroma, deep brown colour, lighter body than light be expected. A sessionable porter? A fine brew and a serviceable porter, but nothing too exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
Brown colored body with a bubbly and light brown/grey head. Aroma is a combination of cocoa, coffee, smoke and a hint of chicory. Chocolate is predominant in taste but foral hops and smoke accents drive through your mouth. The oily texture is a joy for your tongue. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2011
First good porter in awhile on draft at the brewery. Poured a dark brown. The aroma was nutty and mild chocolate. Flavor was chocolate and molasses little nuttiness . Mouthfeel was very well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On draft at the brewery. The pour was dark brown with some off-white head, The aroma was nutty chocolate. The flavor was nuts, chocolate, molasses, faint astringency but not super distracting. Actually, a lighter porter that was fairly drinkable, mouthfeel moderate to light for the style, subtle level of carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gpekar (470) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Poured a clear dark brown with some red highlights. There was a medium tall creamy mocha head that reduced to about 1/2 inch leaving only very light lacing. The aroma was mild with scents of chocolate and some sweet roasted malt. The beer had a slightly silky texture initially and a mild chocolate flavor. The flavor became more coffee like with a coffee like bitterness. The bitterness becomes more mild and fades into a slightly dry finish. A pretty good porter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2011
A pretty nice porter. Pours a dark brown with a thin head. The aroma is a lot of malt, bread, caramel, a touch of vanilla. The flavor is malty sweet with the caramel and bread. It is a little thin but has a nice after taste that lingers.


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