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RATINGS: 422   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Watery brown in color with red fleks. Nice tan head with good retention. Bit a smokey scent from the roasted malts. Full mouth feel and flavor. Tingles on the end of the tongue from carbonation. Bitter coffee comes through. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1151) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Poured a very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is slightly fruity with some cherries. Some yeast notes with caramel and chocolate. Taste is also suprisingly fruity with a slightly tart feeling. The taste transitions to a roasted malty flavor with nuts. Aftertaste is a little astringent with some hoppy notes. Interesting!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (942) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Nut, malt, and a little smoke in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and malty. Roast , smoke, and coffee bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
Fresh bottle from Maine trip. Serviceable porter. Pours deep dark brown with enormous foaming head. Tobacco aroma and taste. Overcarbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a fairly deep brown with a light head. Malty aroma of chocolate and coffee. The flavor has similar chocolate and coffee notes, as well as a lot of roast flavors and some nuttiness. Finish is a little bit peppery, interestingly. The hops don’t come through that much. A bit lacking in complexity, but a solid porter nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dextermorgan (97) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Good coffee, chocolate, and nut flavors. Creamy texture without being too heavy. One of their better offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Gift from SJ. A decent porter. Nothing new here, but it does follow the tradition of good roast, chocolate, coffee and nut flavors that I’ve learned to enjoy in my porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2012
12oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, a little smokiness, and some bitter and floral hops. Flavor about the same, pretty good for a porter. Average texture. A good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
A thick and velvetty looking beer as it pours. Rich brown looking quite like a brown stout(you heard it here first). Small unassuming head fading fast to just a color about the glass. Some lacing on the glass too. Rich roasted malt aromas with some coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Smells good. A rich and smooth beer with a rich roasted malt taste. Espresso and dark chocolates mingle with the malts well giving good tasting layer affect. The ending finds a semi dry bitter and slightly gritty finish. Good drinking beer but I thought the beer drank a bit thin and washed out, lacks something to hold on to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Cool colored body, some cola-like carbonation and an adequate enough head. Mildly roasty with a chocolate underpinning, not much hoping, but still feels balanced. The body likewise is balanced with a simple roastiness with thin tendrils of smoke and a shallow layer of chocolate. Altogether sessionable.

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