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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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - 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 (1673) - , 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 (1111) - 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 (2865) - 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 (456) - 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 (2664) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours mahogany with a small tan head that recedes immediately to a thin collar and leaves only bits of clingy lacing. Aroma is nice and roasty with plenty of nuts as well. There is light caramel malts and some coffee. The taste is nutty with coffee and toasted caramel malts underneath. Some light bakers chocolate notes and a bitter roasty finish. Mouthfeel is light and maybe a little watery. Itís got good carbonation and is definitely roasty but lacks the body I was hoping for. This is a decent porter but itís definitely on the lighter side of things. Drinkable but not all that complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2011
Recommended purchase to me @ Perfect Pour in Columbia, MD when I was looking for a good porter with not too much alcohol. It was a pleasant surprise. Pours a dark color. More on the smokey side than the sweet side, but very well balanced.


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