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RATINGS: 983   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (722) - - 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 (1817) - - 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 (881) - 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 (630) - 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 (285) - 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 (2538) - 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 (2280) - 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 (382) - - 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 (171) - 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.


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