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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2004
A bit sweeter and more lively than the average Porter, but this is a very good thing. A beer I would love to have again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Bottle courtesy of chris_o: Dark black with ruby red hues, brown head. Aroma: sweet coffee, toffee, molasses, mild alcohol. Flavor: molasses, coffee, toffee, wet grass, hops, some sourness in there. Full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
It is very hop healthy. Pours black with a tan head that laces well. Floral with caramel and roasted malts in the nose. Flavor is very hoppy with burnt malts and chocolate. Creamy and smooth. You can tell this is dry hopped from the nose and the taste. Tasty stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Pours deep brown/ruby with a big, cream, tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and chocoff. Tastes malty, with big chocoff, fruit, and a roasty, somewhat rauchy finish. Medium in palate and fairly dense and bold. To me, this is an awesome porter...certainly a repeat buy, and a top 25er.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2004
Rich clear amber/brown with thick head at first. Nice nose of hops, carmel , toffee and chocolate. Heavey weight with lingering bitter/sweet finish. Black tea, carmel, chocolate, cherry and more. Wow this porter has it going on! Nice rich fall weather beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2008 (Bottle) Pours a dark mahogany color with a large creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and hops. Dry and bitter palate. Bitter coffee and sweet malt flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2071) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 30, 2004
bottle. pours a deep brown almost black with a big tan head. roast malt aroma. a bit of fruit is also pleasant in the nose. bitter hop taste up front that is overtaken by a chocolate full bodied flavor thet finishes both hoppy citrus grapefruit and caramel. very well balanced and surprisingly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2004
Pours a tall creamy tan head on a pitch black body. Mild roasted aroma with sweet chocolate tones. Nice but not too heavy. Roasted malt in the flavor with grassy tones and bitter hops. Also notes of chocolate in there. Tasty but could need a little more fullness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Pours dark and deep brown color, I can’t see through the glass when held up to a light, decent creamy light brown head that leaves good lacing in my glass, has a chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark roasted malty chocolate flavors, full body with a thick mouthfeel, nice bitter hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Deep clear ruby body topped by a rocky tan head. A very strong nose, sweet malt and lots of hops. Very nice aroma, one of the better porter aromas I have run across. The flavor is lots of citrus hops and just enough roasted malts to make it clear this is a porter. Smooth medium-full mouthfeel. Finish is medium bitter. Overall a very good porter. Thanks to BBB63.


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