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A traditional black porter, with a surprise twist - it's dry-hopped!! We've expanded the porter category a bit, adding a delightful, dry hop aroma to blend with the sweet caramel and chocolate characteristics of a Robust Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1240) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
A decent porter, nothing too fancy. Pours a reddish-black, could be a bit thicker though. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Taste has some sweet chocolate upfront, with lots of coffee in the finish. Had on tap at Amsterdam Ale House in NYC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (754) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a medium tan head. Aroma consists of heavier chocolate with a caramel compliment. Undertones are licorice, coffee, and some light vanilla and smokiness. The taste remains dominated by chocolate, although there are some serious coffee flavors in here as well. Its rather earthy as well. Mild caramel and some very light smoke are also found. Aftertaste is a long and lingering coffee. This one is medium in body. The texture is thicker, while being slightly oily and slick, while having softer carbonation. I can’t say this is out of this world, but its a solid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8750) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate fudge malt and light orange peel aroma. Black-brown with small head. Sweet chocolate malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Interesting - pretty hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (863) - Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 Pours an opaque black with a frothy khaki colored head and excellent lacing. Aroma has a nice amount of citrusy hops, chocolate, a little sweetness and slight roasted malt. Taste has a bold but smooth roasted malt flavor with some citrus and dark chocolate. A mild amount of char flavor and a rounded bitterness in the aftertaste. Finishes with some chocolate and lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a medium/full body and moderate carbonation. Flavors are very well integrated and compliment each other nicely. I’m usually not a fan of hoppy porters but this one has everything in balance and it all melds perfectly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2614) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and some cocoa. Taste is coffee and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4582) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle: Very deep red-brown with a chunky light brown head. Chocolate, coffee, roast aroma. Taste is chocolate powder, singed coffee, piney hops. Tastes a great deal like a BIPA....nicely done, no matter what species it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
A nice porter. Dark brown pour with some ruby notes, a fizzy off-brown-white head that dissipates quickly. Some roasted malts in the nose. Malts and bitter coffee on the tongue. A touch of sourness. A bit light and fizzy on the mouthfeel and the finish is overhopped for a porter IMO. But all-in-all a delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3695) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Une bouteille trouvée près de ma cabane dans les bois et dégusté avec l’infâme Peter. Une robe qui fait le style. Une mousse qui ne veut pas mourir. Une très large dentelle. Nos verres sont très beaux! Les parfums de ce liquide presque noir sont très délicieux avec des notes longues de conifères et des malts qui donnent dans le chocolat, le caramel et le café. Je n’en reviens pas de la fraîcheur des houblons. Cette bouteille qui ne porte aucune date doit être bien jeune. Au goût, les saveurs vertes des houblons et les saveurs noires des malts intéressent vivement mes papilles. Cette bière se positionne comme la pionnière des Ipas noires et je suis en mesure de le croire. En bouche, je constate que le corps moyen de cette concoction est bien aéré par les bulles et montre une texture crémeuse. En arrière-goût, les cultivars américains et les grains noircis procurent amertume et joie instantanée. Crisse de bon breuvâge comme dirait mon ami. Allez hop, la soirée est jeune, avançons dans la nuit et faisons un peu les fous!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rperez (162) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
It just didnt work for me, i had IPA souts but never a porter IPA and there is a reason why, the flavors just dont Pop and it ends being a mess ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (372) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours deep maroon with pretty much no head at all. No kidding on the dry hop. I was expecting something akin to the super pine black IPAs, this is much closer to a citrusy APA instead on the aroma. With dark malt of course. Sweet and fruity flavors, sort of like a fancy chocolate with filling. Solid mouthfeel, perhaps a bit on the thin side. It’s certainly an interesting concept and drink, I think I prefer porters with traditional English hops instead.

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