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RATINGS: 967   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jhackmeister (11) - Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Dark brown pour with tan head and decent lacing. The nose is all roasted malt and coffee with just a hint of hops. The palate follows the nose with hints of caramel and piney hops. The chocolate and hops come on stronger as the beer warms. I really like this, I'm not a huge porter guy so the hops cutting through the finish makes this much more enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours a very deep ruby red that looks almost black with a thin tan head. Nutty aroma with an undertone of coffee and alcohol. Very strong roasted aroma with a slightly bitter and chocolaty finished. The bitter stays with you for a time. Quite tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gerbs001 (2) - olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
At first sip I was hit with a sledgehammer of hops. Not that I’m not used to hops but I was expecting a porter with a hoppy aftertaste. After a few sips I began tasting the fullness of the porter and it turned into a full hopped up porter like I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (352) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours light black with a small tan head. Aroma is pine, dark chocolate, and black coffee. The taste has strong hazelnut notes followed by dark coffee. There's also a nice bitter hop punch. The palate is simple and clean. A very enjoyable black ipa/hoppy porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (464) - - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Roasted malt aroma along with a good amount of hops and subtle caramel and chocolate notes. Pours black with a medium, light brown head and good lacing. Roasted malt flavor dominates to start, but there are notes of caramel and chocolate. Finishes dry with a bit of hop bitterness. Good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1310) - - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Black with little head. Awesome mix of roast malt, chocolate and juicy citrus hops in aroma and taste. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, light caramel, pine and grapefruit citrus. Flavor is roasted malt, and chocolate, light caramel and then some pine and grapefruit near the end. Medium bodied, just a touch dry and bitter in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilnatp (556) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pour is black with tan head. Aroma of caramel and smoke with chocolate. Taste is slightly sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kptron (17) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Roasty/light coffee aroma with earthy hops lingering on top. You could get blackah, still pretty dark. Minimal to no head. Light sweetness mixes well with a respectable bitterness topped off with a scoash of soy umami. Medium bodied, soft carb, and a long finsh which undualtes from bitter to cereal. The original "black IPA" is always exciting to see on the shelves in early January! Go Buffs!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badpuppy69 (207) - orange, California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Pours a deep red dark amber. Beautiful color! Thick soapy tan head! Aroma is chocolate and some vanilla notes aswel roasted malts and light dark fruits. Taste is upfront roasted smoke malt followed by dark fruits and dark chocolate under tone and a touch of a dark roasted coffee note. And a un denyable lingering roastyness malt character, medium mouth feel. Super fine well put together fine Porter! YuuuuuuuM!!!


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