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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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
This was my absolute favorite option at the Portland Expo festival in 2006. I think it would be a sweet beer to dry hop

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mikexc3 (1) - - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
Upon attempting to pour this beer, there was no way to do so without it foaming up like a bomb had gone off. Thinking i had shaken them perhaps on the ride home from the store I tried a 2nd one the next day, same problem. The beer has a metallic smell and taste, I think I got a coffee flavored bottle of cheap malt liquor here. Major ripoff for such a foul taste and bad experience. How did this brewery let this pass? Something way wrong here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3113) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2015
A nice mellow porter that has substance but lacks the overall enthusiasm that makes this beef exceptional. Toasty nutty malt with a clean head and easy tasting . A session beer with restrictions. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
In Coal Porter, there is nothing wildly thrilling happening, just a damned solid Porter. Matching perfectly are the nose and flavour, although simple. Bold notes of strong, black coffee pierce through the more subdued chocolate intimations. The body feels somewhat thin but still with a nice slickness, slightly coating the tongue with the malt’s roasty bitterness. Leaving no lacing behind or even a head to speak of, this is an enjoyable if forgettable example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (838) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Roasted malt aroma. Coal black body with a tan half inch head that stays quite some time. Roasted malt taste. Has a dry and smooth character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
two7offsuit (403) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pours dark brown to black with a light beige. Aroma is toasted malt. Flavor is the same with a hint of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (772) - - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle to pint glass at 51 Lincoln, Newton, MA. Aroma is toasted barley, oatmeal,. Taste is chalky, but Smokey sweet. Coffee, oatmeal, touch of salt. Appearance is thick black, off white head is larger than most. Lively carbonation. Almost a stout. Great beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zvikar (4092) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle sample at the last tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Alexey. Pours brown with a huge head, aroma of apples, chocolate, banana, flavor of apples, banana, oxidation, strong carbonation, light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LuckyDog (614) - - APR 23, 2015
Nice roasty porter. Rich, chocolate notes. Low bitterness. Good lacing. My first beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (610) - - APR 18, 2015
Brown, clear color, head explodes in the glass, Hiroshima-style, filling it completely, top to bottom with a tan, lasting foam. Intense, yeasty nose. Medium body, moderate flavor, assertive mouthfeel, low heat but not flat, good balance, lingering palate. Bitter, mildly sweet background, high but not excessive acidity. Roast flavors, yeasty, Quite pleasant, never exiting but it grows on you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewBoxer (2491) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Draft at the NYC craft beer festival. Deep black color. Malty cocoa flavor . Nic flavor but kind of boring

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