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RATINGS: 990   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (637) - - FEB 13, 2014
Had a half pour at Bohemian Bull with Dad. For some reason I always think I don’t like what Avery has going on, but this one may change my mind. Pours dark black- pretty opaque. Nice head that dissapates steadily. All the good porter flavors are there with interest in the finish from the hops. Not overly hoppy, but well balanced. Pretty full mouthfeel- a big porter for Charleston, but perhaps not so much in Boulder.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (363) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Aroma is hoppy, pine, sweet citrus, then malty, coffee, porter scent. Appearance is a very dark brown, close to black, not much head. Taste is complex, mostly porter flavors but finishes hoppy. Mouthfeel is thinner than I would hope but not too thin. Overall, this is an interesting take on a porter that everyone porter fan should experience.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (637) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Poured from bottle in cellar at 52F. Pours a dark brown with a 1 finger khaki head. Aroma - the dry hopping is readily apparent on the nose giving a nice resin note on top of the traditional malt, chocolate, and coffee notes typical in porters. There is also notes of roasted nuts underneath. Tastes - there is quite a bit of black malt notes, coffee, and lingering roasted nuts. There’s some resiny hop bitterness in the middle. There isn’t a lot of chocolate flavor coming through. Profile is a bit more like a stout than a porter for me. Due to the lack of chocolate in aroma or taste. Carbonation is spiky on the tongue. Finish is pretty long and mildly astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jhackmeister (13) - 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 (2546) - 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 (1067) - 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 (868) - - 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 (2019) - - 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 (943) - 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.


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