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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12100) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2129) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2004
12 oz bottle, snifter. Lots of lemons! Some caramel, chocolate, plums Dry hopping dominates the aroma. Deep brown body with a tan head. Flavor is heavily sweet upfront but quickly gives way to a dry hopped bitterness (m. sweet). Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: lemon pound cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2004
The initial aroma is of lemon squares, burnt brownies, chocolate syrup and hops. Kind of like walking into a coffee shop, but definitely overpowered by the lemon zing. A very luscious mouthfeel, light chocolate syrup coats your tongue but then again a slightly thin mouthfeel and does not have much of a lingering aftertaste. This is still a very good porter and very easy to drink, I would buy this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Dark sweet rich aroma, plenty of sprucy and piney hops, a touch of milky sweetness as well. Soft, seductive mouthfeel. Chocolate with roastiness lurking just beneath it. Roast comes on as it warms. Very nice and more than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2004
Not as good as Fuller’s but still a great Porter. Pours a very dark brown/black with a thick light brown head. Thin, spidery lacing throughout. The aroma is roasty with hops and cocoa. Medium-bodied with a nice blend of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee flavors. The finish is roasty and lightly hopped and lasting. I liked this one.

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