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RATINGS: 977   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
bottle. near black with one finger head. i’ve had plenty of hoppy stouts, but never a hoppy porter. it works quite well. plenty of roasty chocolate malt. medium hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1784) - - MAY 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-16-12 - Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a deep brown almost black color with a thin tan head. The small head faded fast giving a fair amount of lacing. Smell –Sweet candy like aromas are the biggest and boldest. There is bit of licorious in there, but the aromas are really much sweeter candy flavor, almost of root beer and chocolate hard candies. Some roasty aromas are present as well, although they are hidden and quite weak in comparison the sweeter aromas. Overall it is a rather unique, but enjoyable aroma. Taste – A sweeter taste of some chocolate and a little bit of coffee are present initially. There is a nice dark malty backbone with some hints of sweet vanilla more toward the middle of the taste. At the very end there is a surge of hoppy flavors with the sweeter flavors fading to more bitter flavors. The bitter hoppy flavors and bitter flavors of chocolate and coffee take the taste to the end. Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is on the creamier side with a rather moderate to slightly below average carbonation level. For the style of the beer it was very fitting and made the beer very amendable to linger in the mouth for experiencing the whole flavor profile. Overall – A nice slightly sweeter porter with a nice aroma, mouthfeel and taste. Avery did a nice job here.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a black brown head. Aroma is a coffee, caramel and citrus. Taste is a rich, chocolate, coffee and citrus. Finish is warm hop.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickel (331) - - MAY 11, 2014
Black in color. Malt and caramel at the nose. Bittersweet taste of caramel and roasted malt with a bit of fruity hops. Dry aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours very dark brown, half finger tan head, nice lacing. Aroma bready malt, toffee, chocolate, earthy piney hops. Taste slightly bitter pine, bittersweet chocolate, coffee grinds, bready and roast malt faint citrus on finish. Mouthfeel medium-full body, lower carbonation, balanced finish. Overall tasty, complex, slightly on the bitter side, close to black ipa, but not quite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1029) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours a dark cola brown with a large, bumpy, tan head. Cherry, chocolate wine, and coffee aromas. Pretends to be a little heavier in the moith than it really is. Cherry up front, dark chocolate, then quick cough syrup. Lingering smokiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2722) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep broen with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate and hoppy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry an with bitter notes. Medium to full body, oily texture and average carb. An excellent porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (567) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Draft. Muddy brown pour with no head. Aroma is caramel, slight nuttiness, earthy. Taste is toffee, caramel...these two stand out more than anything. Sweeter than I would like in a porter. Coffee and chocolate are there but not as pronounced.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2014
12oz bottle. I love this brewery. This is a solid porter. Malty chocolate aromas with a solid heavy finish. If you like this style and anything else that this brewery makes give it a shot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (150) - - MAR 31, 2014
3/30/14. Draft at Beer Market. Pours with a thin head. Nice dark and slightly sweet nose. Good balance of hop and malt with fairly complex roasted notes. Somewhat thin traditional porter mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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