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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3415) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Pour is a dark black with a nice size tan head. Aroma is nice with notes of chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Flavor is deep choco witha suprising amount of hoppy flavor to go along with the nice malts. Very tasty and another good one from Avery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Deep ruby mahogany body. Big fluffy tan head, mostly lasting, leaving a nice thin sheet of lace. Toasty, hop mix nose. Roasty, chocolate, sweet caramel malts, nutty, toffee, earth. Light to medium body, which thickens a little with warmth. Finishes with an astringent, bittersweet, coffee like finish. Quite drinkable, I liked it better as the glass went on. Avery does some serious brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2005
This beer comes courtesy of beerguy101...thanks for picking one up for me Mitch. This beer pours a blackened color with a fairly active tannish head and good levels of lacing which didnt quit throughout this beer. The aroma is pleasant... chocolate, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, oak, and citrusy pine permiate the room. The flavor is very full-bodied and tongue coating. Chocolate is all over the place here..very prevalent yet not grainy. Silky milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel and TONS and tons of bittering hops provide an interesting counterbalance. Fairly dry bittering finish, perhaps a note of almonds or nuts. Definitely something of a dessert beer. I like the high levels of hops here..provides a different look at the porter style.. Im a fan! Medium levels of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Thick head that faded pretty fast. Black. I smelled typical roasty, choclate american style porter undeneath a huge hop aroma. Again there is a porter under all the hops, but the hops are too strong and the subtlety that typifies a great porter is buried. I’d LOVE to try this with a lot less hops I think there is a great porter in here it’s just bittered into oblivion by the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2005
One inch thick light brown head. Nice and creamy on top. Head reforms nicely upon swirling. Light carbonation. Aroma of roasted grains, anise, chocolate and a hint of soy sauce. Color is a very dark reddish brown (almost black). Flavor is roasty and slightly burnt with some coffee. Dry palate with a bit of chalkyness. Little sweetness shows up at the finish. A very good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2005
This may of been one of the best porters I’ve had. Aroma was sweet malty presence. Body black with big chocolate head and left the whole glass covered with lacing. Flavor was rich and sweet. Some chocolate hint to it. The balance here is good. Because without the richness most porters to me are watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 16, 2005
12oz bottle. Neat pour...awesome aroma...chocolate, smoke, hops(Willamette??)...body is a bit thin...lacing is wonderful. Great job blending everything together into a unique version of what can be a tired style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3034) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Dark and Rich, that’s the best way to describe this wonderful ale. Toasted Malts with slight cocoa and fruity overtones. Enjoy it!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Dark black color. Medium sized beige foamy head. Aroma is hops, chocolate and coffee. A medium to full bodied porter. Malts are fruity, roasty malts and chocolate sweet. Hops are grapefruity and slightly bitter. An interesting beer. Sweet and fruity, roasty and chocolate, yet it has a nice grapefruity hop and crispness to the taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2005
Pours black with decent beige head, that fades to film. Aroma is coffee and dark roasted grains. Flavor has some chocolate, burnt grain, and strong bitter black coffe finish. Would score higher for me w/o so much bitter coffee.

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