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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.4
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2606) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4767) - 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.

4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3501) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stangger (604) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
12oz bottle. Medium brown pour, no carbonation. aroma is off-putting... Skunky yeast, some roasted malt. Thin, watery subtle smokiness, roasted malt, some bitterness. I think this is old. The unfilled expiration date gives no hint, but it only goes up to 2010... Not a good sign. Could be decent if it were fresh.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, 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 (1880) - 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 (1507) - 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 (1853) - , 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.


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