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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle picked up on a trip to MI for beer. A dark porter flavored by coffee, vanilla, hops and malt. eh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Aroma was chocolatey mocha with strong roasted notes. I could identify several nice flavors to add to this porter: cocoa, vanilla beans, coffee. It’s probably sweet enough to be a dessert beer, as I’d only like to drink 1 or 2 in a sitting. But for what it was, it was very good. Me gusta.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
From bottle... poured very dark brown with very minimal head. Aroma was great! Exactly what I expected... coffee, vanilla, and hot chocolate. Tasted as expected too -- coffee with a touch of vanilla. The body was a bit light, but typical porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2009 Nice dark pour with a reasonable head. Deep coffee aromas with a touch of vanilla in the background. The bitterness was due to coffee flavoring rather than hops. A good solid porter that I’d be glad to drink again. Re-rated

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2008
Peoria BeerFest. I enjoyed this a bit more than previous reviewers. Jet black pour, minimal head, and served a bit too cold at first. After warming up, it was a touch sweet, but overall it was an enjoyable mix of coffee and vanilla. More of a dessert beer, not something you could have more than one at a time. Not much in the way of any dark, roasted malt flavors like a typical porter, but still interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2008
Black with tan frothy slowly diminishing head. Aroma of over-roasted malts and chocolate. Overly carbonated. Tastes of chocolate with both tart and acidic qualities in the finish that lingers as a bad bitter mix that screams experiment gone wrong.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Guerde (1213) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2008
(bottle) Pours black with an off-white head. Aroma was offensive to say the least, with green olive taking over the entire aroma. Upon warming there is a strong scent of raisin and sugar, almost port like, but it’s still unpleasant. Further warming yields a little more roast. Taste is a little bit of roasted malt, with a short finish of vanilla and roast. Thin mouthfeel, borderline watery. Really this is just a mess of a beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sthlm (1246) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2008
Let this beer sit for a really long time before drinking.

[Bottle] Pours fairly dark brown with tan head. Aroma is very unpleasant when poured cold--plastic and, as Guerde pointed out, green olive. As it warmed it improved, with some vanilla, chocolate and coffee becoming noticeable. Taste is sour, then coffee and a little vanilla. Thin mouthfeel. Long finish...although that’s not necessarily a good thing here. I found this to be a fairly unpleasant mess that was borderline offensively bad. ...After letting this sit for about an hour and a half (because I was working on something else and hadn’t decided on if I wanted to pour it out or drink it) it actually became fairly drinkable. After letting it sit for this long I would probably give it in the high 2 range. I will average it out since a beer should not have to sit for nearly two hours before it becomes drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
can8ianben (1399) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
aroma is smoky and savory. the apearance is jet black with no head to speak of after the pour. flavour reminds me of vanilla coke - add a bit of burnt wood. it is an interesting beer, bonus points for being unlike anything I’ve ever had before, yet not enjoyable enough to consider drinking it again.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2008
Pours dark brown with an odd tan off white dissipating head (reminded me of a rootbeer head rather than a beer head). Smells of soy sauce, tarte, buttery. Tastes of fruit, some coffee, hints of sweet malt.


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