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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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3.7
   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
A dark crimson body with a tan head that had good retention. Aroma had nice roasted malts and a bit of chocolate. Some mild toasted cereal malts. Flavor was nice. A well balanced blend of roasted malts and chocolate. There was a sense of molasses in the finish. Beer seemed overly carbonated for the style. Not a great porter but not terrible either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (19) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2014
First taste of beer after lengthy hiatus, fresh draught poured dark with quickly dissipating foam. Roast goodness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours black with a huge, frothy, tan head that stays around a minute or two. Sparse lacing. Nose is a bit cola-like with a metallic hint and perhaps a note of chocolate. Taste is slightly, and pleasantly, to the bitter side, but that metallic quality comes through also. A but thin for me, lively carbonation. Decent brew, but not a favorite porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Berard (340) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Draft. Pours black with thin creme head. Light carbonation. Thinner than it looks. Tasty porter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Appearance: dark cola brown, short light beige head. Aroma: light chocolate, some coffee. Taste: dark chocolate, roasty coffee, cola, hint of mellow, earthy hops and chalk. Finish: slightly dry, quickly fading wet stone. Notes: Enjoyed the punny name, but this was a puny porter. Flavors and aroma were light, palate was on the weak side.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with tan head. Nose/taste of roast barley, old coffee, cocoa, pine needle and old citrus. Touch of grape. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1071) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2014
A simple and nice porter! Nothing fancy, over the top, or frankly all that memorable about this one. There aren’t really any faults with it either. Good dark brown pour with a nice tan head that leaves some lacing. A subtle roasty aroma draws you in for a mildly bitter and touch of chocolate taste. It has a decent mouthfeel and is easily drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with little tan head. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate. Drinks smoothly with little lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of wood, resin, dark bread, small amount of smoke.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2224) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It is an attractive looking black pour with a long lasting off-white head. I like dark Porters like this. The aroma has a definitive chocolate character along with the dark malts. Slightly buttery. Better than average but not excellent. The body is medium. The taste is a bit of a recovery from the aroma with its chocolate character and earthy hop finish. Clean finish too. A decent, drinkable Porter but nothing extraordinary.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScipioA (332) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2013
I see what you did there with the name... Opaque brown with very little head. Aromas of roasted malt and chocolate, but fairly muted overall despite the lack of a head. Decent chocolate flavor with a little bit of fruity notes. Bittersweet and roasted. Feels too thin in the mouth, but I like the level of carbonation and the lingering charred aftertaste. It’s fine if you want a porter and this is all that’s on the menu, but generally you can find something better.


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