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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Pours pitch black with a tan head that is very airy and bubble filled. Nose is strongest with roasted coffee tones. Mild vanilla there yes. Wow. What a weird flavor. On the first swig, I got such an oddly sweet hit that I didnít think I would be able to have another sip, let alone finish the whole damn thing. I hoped it would turn into something else as time went on, but it didnít. Way too tangy. Just sings a bit too high. Feel is okay on the liquid and it has a pretty high carbonation. But overall this is one unbalanced beer. Such a weird tangy thing going on that I just canít hang.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Very dark brown with a two-finger white head. Aroma of coffee thatís spent too much time in the pot. Also a hint of toasted caramel. Odd flavor. Thereís a vanilla throughout thatís just kind of there, like the guy with no date for the prom. On top of this is a very weak taste of coffee. Fortunately, thereís a strong spring water flavor that takes over after a few seconds. Really not worth the flick of the wrist it took to open the bottle.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Eh, boring. Some hints of vanilla, maybe some coffee if you look for it. WATERY. Theres very little body to this beer. There are much better beers of this nature out there.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2007
exotic taste but quite good, i dont know why people underrate it so much... its definitely not a standard porter, and in taste closer to a stout but its still definitely worth a try

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 black with a medium sized bubble head. aroma strong of a over roasted coffee with an interesting undoubtedly vinegar component which seems to enhance with time. The slightly sour vinegar component finds its way serpiginously into the flavor quite honestly drastically detracting from the anticipated roasted malt coffee punch. Not sure where the vanilla went... finishes slightly sour slightly roasted malt. Although interesting, I think they missed their mark.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kidwiththehair (45) - Girdwood, Alaska, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Exciting aroma of coffee, nuts, vanilla bean, and grains, but falls short as the taste is uninspired and is overpowered with an espresso flavor and a bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kinz (3257) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 Pours a nice black, brown at edges, decent head that faded fairly quickly, no lacing. Aroma was a bit of chocolate, a good bit of coffee, and some sour astringency that was rather off-putting. Flavor unfortunately matched, more coffee, acidic astringency that was almost sour, and then a bizarre, slightly sweet finish with a wierd vanilla note that didnít hang with anything else. I just didnít like this at all. Rebate, draft sample almost six years later. Better - no sour notes, and flavors better integrated. But in the end, could not get past cloying bitterness. But still better than the initial 1.9.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Dark black body with a small creamy light brown head. Sweet roasted coffee aroma with a bare trace of vanilla. Some light sourness on the nose. Dark roasted coffee flavor, slightly burned with a touch of vanilla in the end with hints of burnt toast.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 27, 2007
12 oz bottle - Pours a clear, very dark ruby red color with medium sized light tan head that sticks around. Aroma is a bit spicey, with the decided presence of burnt coffee (like that stuff at the office thatís been left on the burner all day long), black pepper, jalapenos. Flavor is a bit better, with some light malts and a bit of roastyness, fair amount of ash and cigarette butts, with a bit of tartness in the finish that doesnít really belong, and a mildly sweet finish. Not very good - Iíd avoid it if you can, as there are FAR better porters out there. Not god aweful, but not too far from it.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle. Smells like coffee and vanilla, what a surprise. gritty fizzy coffee flavor with thinner body. Dry chalkyness throughout. I just did not like this beer.


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