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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Dark brown body with big tan head, lovely lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some herbal/earthy. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, grapefruit/earthy, some caramel. Medium body. The blend of flavors really work well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1420) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2004
The New World Porter poured an opaque midnight black. It had a monstrous brown head that had good staying power and laced the glass.

The aroma is chocolate and fruity hops with a touch of fig.

The taste is chocolate malt, with some big bitter hops, and a hint of citrus. Some figs come out as the beer warms. It has a strong burnt, chalky, slightly metallic taste/mouthfeel that mellows some with time. If not for this, this would be a top notch brew.

Overall this is a very different/interesting brew. It’s kind of an IPA and porter mix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Appearance: dark, rich brown, and a big, creamy, cocoa/ tan head. Aroma is perfect! Rich, delicious, bitter at first, but quickly dissolves into a luscious, creamy essence, redolent with notes of coffee, spice, rum, pepper, anise...a beautiful blend! Taste possesses small bitterness, thick, sweet, roasted malt, and is ultimately rounded out and smoothed, immensely palatable. Tenacious flavor continues with every sip, and is instantly met with creamy smoothness. Long, rich, flavorful finish. Yum, yummy, yum! Damned near perfect, and I’d put it up there with Anchor for flavor and smooth drinkability. If the world was better, I could get this around here, and drink it every day

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Excellent brew. Black as night in my chalice of doom. Dark caramel colored head that lingers and lingers and lingers. Smells like a kettle pot from a middle earth brewery. Roasty...blackened...and suprisingly fruitily bitter. The dry-hopping at work. This beer is incredibly asertive for a porter. I felt like I got kicked in the mouthballs. It hits your mouth and all of a sudden all of the blood in your body rushes to your mouth. tastes of burnt toast...espresso...burnt meat even. Tied together with the fruit of the vine...hops. Lovely. This beer will explode in your mouth. Even the alcohol bites you back and its only 6.8.Worth Drinking on a daily basis. Still not as good as Anchor porter though. G-rat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2004
Bottled. You can barely see daylight through this dark, dark porter. Its fluffy tan head leaves great lacing on the glass. The aroma is more hoppy than most porters, and the flavor has a nice dry hop along with a potent chocolate kick. The mouthfeel is a little thin for my taste, but this is an excellent beer. Thanks to Brownaler for the trade.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
craven5000 (103) - Westville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2004
Dark caramel pour. Easy tan head that slowly dwindled. Dark body with noticeable red hints. Slightly sweet for a second before the bitterness and dark chocolate with a hint of coffee came through. The bitterness was long lasting. Medium mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2004
Pours opaque with tall cream colored head, lasts forever. Aroma is coffee, cascade hops, caramel. Flavor is roasted nicely with a delicious bitter finish that hangs around. An exceptional porter if you like the "new world" variety. Give me another. Stupendous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 10, 2004
Brownish black color with a small beige head. Sweet caramel, toffee, chocolate, and dark fruit aroma. Rich roasted coffee, chocolate, toffee, and mild hops flavors. Medium feel with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 10, 2004
Dark brown color with ruby highlights and a small beige head. The aroma was full of milk chocolate, cirusy (mainly orange) hop tones, and some roasted coffee. The flavor was similar to the aroma, but had a great toffee aftertaste. the feel was medium thin...crisp...semi-dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3793) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 10, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] 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.

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