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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a light brown head. Coffee, hard roasted malt and a minor liqourice edge. Thin bodied. Roasted malt flavour, a bit sharp. Has some bitterness into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2006
A dark red-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet with a weird coffee note - is it some expresso roast with vanilla in it? The flavor is sweet and very roasted malty, and with quite strong notes of expresso as well as some notes of vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of KAggie97. Slightly hazy dark brown with an orange hue and a beige head. Aroma of dried fruits and hard roasted malts. Medium body with burned and ashy malt accents, lightly sweet with a burned malt astringency. But quite decent. 051007

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2007
Bottle, shared by Papsoe. It poured unclear, brown, with a reddish hue and a bit small, beige head. Coffee, mocha, some chocolate and burnt malt in the aroma. Dryish in the mouth, with burnt notes, lots of malt, and mocha, finishing with a wee hoppy bitterness. Medium fullness. A nice beer, but it could use some more hops to balance it. (071005)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
Dark brown colour. Chocolatey, nutty aroma with fudgey accents. Rich, chocolate taste. Decent body. Lots of nuts, toast, chocolate. Good balance. Very sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, and hops.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Cola body with small beige head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, roasty chocolate. Taste is roasty chocolate, and some cola. Light-medium watery body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Near opaque brown color with a decent beige head. Aroma is quite chocolate. Plus fruits and nuts and stuff, but really chocolate. Medium body with coarse carbonation. Flavor is milky chocolate, with bitter burnt malt, and hints of floral hop. I think. Finishes with a slight touch of harsh bitter, but it’s mostly smooth. Very different porter - tastes good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
12oz bottle-tan-black. A-roasty/cocoa/some burnt-dk malt. T-roasty/cocoa/some burnt-dk malt, earthy hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/25/1995
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

strong, bitter afters, overall tasty
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dark ruby, scant head, rich roasted coffee aroma, big bitter flavor, rich chocolate and lots of roasted bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4


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