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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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!


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msavage235 (90) - - MAY 12, 2012
Really underrated sweet porter. This beer is just satisfying and delicious without being too rich. Aroma is straight chocolate and chocolate dominates the body with slight vanilla and coffee notes.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pumpkin87 (214) - - JUN 26, 2016
Pours opaque dark brown with hint of red, small tan head that goes quickly but leaves some skim. Nose is coffee, roast malt, roast nuts, biscuit. Palate has vanilla in and out, sometimes coming through as itself, or at least vanilla wafers, and other times creating more of a cocoa effect with the coffee. Nothing objectionable in the flavors, but they don’t always seem to blend well. Light-medium body, fine for a porter, but there’s a lot of competition in this part of the marketplace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (4482) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2016
(En fűt ŕ Sport Shotz Detroit Airport): Graham crackers, vanille enrobante, léger chocolat et une finale évanouissante.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Andrew196 (1328) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Dark with a flimsy beige head. Plain roast aroma and some pepper. Weird flavor on this guy, some earthy tones, more roast, notes of cola in the end. Like a crisp, watery Guinness. Tastes homebrewish to me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (6248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown pour with light head. Vanilla, roasted, chocolate aromas. Flavors are mostly vanilla, light sweet notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1931) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Bottled. Pours very dark brown with a smallish tan head. Aroma of toasted pecans, chocolate syrup, light roasted coffee, and a touch of smoke - all in all, quite pleasant. Roasty flavor up front with faint touches of vanilla. Middle has some slightly stale bread, though the finish is rich with coffee roast. Mouthfeel is a little light, but otherwise I thought this was quite tasty!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zubblwump (37) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2016
Pours dark with a quickly dissipating head. Strong chocolate smell. First taste is all coffee, and doesn’t waver much. I didn’t really get vanilla. It felt kind of "thin" for a porter. But it was smooth, with no bitterness. Better than I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1461) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
My wife says it looks like mud. It is dark but with a red hue. Strong coffee aroma. The mix with the vanilla actually makes it taste like cocoa. The taste is mildly sweet with a dark finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bth122 (1453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle. Brown color with medium head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla ice cream sandwich , nuts, roasted malt. Light texture. Lighter bodied porter. Makes it drinkable. Creamy. Dry finish. This is a solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thepatrickman (679) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle at home. This tastes like a Cream Soda candle. There’s a lot of vanilla flavor kicking around, but it tastes noticeably artificial and not at all pleasant. The porter base is surprisingly bland -- any coffee, chocolate, or roasted notes are muted and fade away really quickly, which only allows the artificial vanilla to come through even more. It tastes cheap.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unnoDey (5) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2016 does not count
It seems like it has quite a few flaws, so I would not think that fans of highly-rated porters like the Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald would like it. However, it is on the mild side as far as overall flavor, so it is almost like a gateway beer for people who usually don’t like beer or only like shandies. It’s ok as a mild porter.


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