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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A robust Porter made with chocolate malt. This malt Beverage is brewed with coffee beans with Natural Flavor added (Vanilla Extract), and we balance it with U.S. Golding Hops. Our award winning brew is sure to please! Open it!


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
malkyore (132) - - JAN 26, 2014
So itís OK. Iíve heard bad things and Iíve heard good things. To be honest I like it. Its just portery enough to satisfy my dark beer craving... Itís got a decent vanilla tone and a lot of coffee. That being said, as far as porters go, this is weak. Itís like drinking a lager, itís light bodied to the point where its kind of strange. That being said, as far as this beer goes, itís pretty good. Itís not spectacular by any means, but its drinkable to the point where if its available Iíd get it again.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jaybes (17) - Hastings, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Am I sucking on a Yankee Candle? Did Atwater just pour Hersheyís Syrup in a Bud Light? This is the worst porter Iíve ever had. Horrible imitation vanilla flavor, and by java did they mean Maxwell House? Very thin mouth feel, with a nauseating aftertaste. My first true drain pour.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Great aroma and appearance. This is a very smooth porter that is very easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Flylips (10) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2014
A good porter with a great amount of vanilla and coffee. Coffee is very pronounced in this brew. Pours thick with a great creamy head.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1371) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12 oz bottle date (bottled) notched July 2013, served in a Belgian snifter. Pours very dark reddish-brown, clear, with a bubble and weak beige head. OK carbonation but overly thin body. Aroma: pretty well balanced mix of dark roasted malts, coffee and vanilla, but with vanilla dominant. Flavor: follows except with the vanilla seeming even more disproportionate and now this is mildly objectionable. At least it is a natural vanilla flavor. Eventually, the vanilla recedes at bit aloowing more coffee and a good dose of dark roasted grain to dominate the lingering aftertaste. Mildly sweet.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slubgob (172) - West Hartford, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle into cup. Scant cream colored head, brown begging on black. Unpleasant bitterness dinosaurs the mouth, kind of like bad coffee thatís been sitting around too long. Fairly during vanilla note, rather overdone. Finishes with a whisper of chocolate malt. Pretty lousy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstonerock24 (90) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Roasted coffee chocolate and caramel aroma. Flavor is a very mild porter with a coffee caramel flavor up front with a hint of vanilla on the backbone. Average porter.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jrussell9109 (7) - Fairbury, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
Poured 12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color with no head at all. Smells of more chocolate than vanilla with very slight hint of coffee. Very light mouth feel. Lots of chocolate with more vanilla than the smell, has the tiny hint of coffee. Ok Porter not fan of such light mouth feel.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a dark brown/black with a medium khaki head. Only vanilla extract in aroma. Taste basically of just vanilla with a slight coffee bitterness as the palate fades. Very underwhelmed. -Fish!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlowOffTube (389) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Sounds delicious but falls flat. Pours a nice dark brown with a tan head. Light aroma of vanilla and some chocolate but not big. Taste is vanilla, light coffee and chocolate but kind of flat. Medium body feel with light carbonation.


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