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RATINGS: 971   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (755) - 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 (563) - 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 (216) - 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!!!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1926) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY - Clear very dark mahogany with a long-lasting 1/2" tan head, bands and streaks of lace. Taste is strong porter - roasted malt with burnt toast, chalky chocolate, and bittering that is nearly sour w/o reflecting the natural taste of hops. A unique brew, but not strong enough to require sipping, not tasty enough for gulping. Verdict: good not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1942) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma big on roast, licorice, piney hops. Taste is bitter, roasty, pine and dark chocolate. Average hoppy robust porter

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ColovianTrader (269) - - JAN 3, 2014
Heavily roasted, perhaps too much. Burnt bread and dark coffee flavors. Licorice, bitter chocolate, and a nice bit of floral hops round out the flavors. Medium body with a dry finish. I’m torn on this one. Not a huge fan of the flavor but still enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Tapped at Avery, a very dark red brown. The aroma is hoppy, and very malty. The taste is smooth, hoppy but malty enough to over power.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (2916) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
An excellent porter. Chocolate and nutty with a hefty amount of bite that I assume comes from the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5993) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
11/15/13. 12oz bottle at Bad Habitz. Happy Birthday, rdixon77! This is one of those beers that’s always around but I had never rated it for some reason. Well, here goes, I guess. Dark pour, definitely more of a dark brown than a black, with a small khaki head. Ashy aroma, dry, mild chocolate. Ashy flavor, mild chocolate, chalky and dry. Not bad.


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