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RATINGS: 977   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.


3.4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2005
Black, low compact light brown head. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, pines and burnt malt in aroma. Roasted grains, coffee and chocolate in flavour with a malty sweetness from toffee. Bitter finish of blck coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 20, 2005
Wow... straight out of the bottle this beer has everything going for it. A nice, ebony body with red hues and reverse-waterfall building head (ala guiness) that is toasted almond colored. Its a thick froth and it lasts forever. Smell is delicious chocolate, coffee hops and maple all in the right proportions. Mouthfeel is medium-thick, just what you want from this style. Far too often my time is wasted with thin bodied porters. Flavor is strong, heavily roasted chocolate malts, espresso hops and to a lesser degree some sweet, non-dememo fruits. Only gripe is that hops are so roasted they get a little metallicaly at the end. Still, a solid porter and its about damn time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2005
Thanks to matta for the bottle! Black body with a tan head. Nose is roasted malt, hops, dark chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, watered down coffee, dark chocolate, and light hops. Bitter with some lactic sourness to it. Body is medium-full with mild carbonation feel. Finishes with more hoppiness, light coffee, dark chocolate and roasted maltiness. Good porter!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2005
Sampled at Brewtopia 2005. Poured brown with red highlites. Aroma of roasted chocolate. Taste... um, Iím not quite sure what happened here. Bitter sour character predominates the palate. Very unpleasureable. This canít be what everyone else is tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2005
This is an ok porter. Some dark fruit, bitter and roasted malt flavors. Finishes thick, sticky, and chewy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 This is this hopheadís idea of a porter. It looks good, but typical - a deep brown color with a creamy, light brown head that does some serious lacing. But the aroma - HOPS! There is some caramel malt, a bit of chocolate, and perhaps some coffee in the aroma as well, but it is chock full of grapefruit amd pine hop scents. The hops carry the flavor as well, although thereís plenty of solid dark caramel, milk chocolate, and coffee for the porter drinker, too. Nice long, lingering, dry bitter finish. Good job, Avery!

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2005
Deep brown pour with garnet highlites supporting an impressive "moonscape" tan head with tons of lacing. Roasted coffe, chocolate, caramel & roasted malt all present in the bold aroma but there were plenty of hops in there as well - almost as though the porter was poured into a galss last used for an IPA. Milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malt, currants & hops blend very nicely on the tongue. At first, I thought the mouthfeel was a tad watery but half-way down the glass, I changed my mind. Finish was long, clean and bitter for a porter. Overall, another really nice beer from a brewery that generally turns out high quality brews.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2005
Nice nearly black color with a rocky egg shell white head on top. Head leaves nices stripey laces on the glass. Suprisingly hoppy nose - new world porter - with hints of chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Very nice fresh hops taste - again with traces of roasted coffee beans, very smooth and very round. Long - nearly forever lasting finisih. Great balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - APR 3, 2005
Fresh hop nose mixed with cocoa, deep dark brown, tall sticky rocky head. Medium roasted malt with a few chocolately undertones gives way pretty quickly to fresh hop flavor. Bright West Coast hop resolution. This lingers and filly the mouth with hop goodness. Good name for this beer as it signifies a cross over of stlyes: American PA meets a porter. I think you can get away with this within the porter style. I think I was also attracted to this beer because we donít get beers with fresh West Coast hops that often. When we do, itís a treat. This is a successful experiement in my opinion. Would like to get more this!


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