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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2003
Black w/ ruby hue. Light brown head. Mildly roasty aroma of espresso, dark chocolate & piny hops. Thick, chewy feel. Dark chocolate & coffee flavour w/ lots of good bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Dark brown, ruby highlights. Aroma was sweet and chocolaty with some hops. Sweet chocolate malt flavor with some hoppy bitterness. Smooth, nice body. Thanks CapFlu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2003
Dark burgundy colour. Robust aroma is hoppy, with chocolate and toast. I spend a lot of time sniffing this with my pen on the table, just because I wanted to enjoy it rather than analyze it. Toasty, nutty, complex porter with solid bitterness. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Dark brown colour with a nice thin tan head. Aroma of hops, coffee and chocolate and roasted malt. Medium-bodied; Sweet tastes with nice coffee flavour. Aftertaste a bit bittered but not overly so. I had this bottle at the Winter Party at Oakes' place in Toronto, Canada on 05-December-2003. Many thanks go to CapFlu (Todd) for bringing this bottle up for us to try!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Dark brown with some red tints. Not much of a head. Malty aroma with a very slight roastedness to it. Chocolately, and coffee flavors. Plenty of hops for balance. Very smooth. Good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
Dark brown body. Nice raisniy fruity aroma. Vinuouse body a nice sweet falvour with the tiniest bit of roastiness. This is a very nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2004 Dark violet-brown body and tan head. Mine was accompanied by a couple of large mysterious UFO's (unidentified floating objects). Smells like a bar of dark chocolate with cherries and caramel. Rich and smoky flavor. Has a prominent quality somewhere between sour and bitter. Another fine beer from Avery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Bottle: typical porter appearance. Odd aroma, more odd taste. I really did not care for this one. It tasted like one of my homebrews - not a compliment, yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Smells very bready and a bit musty. Nice black/burgundy colour, with a light brown head. Taste is a bit toasted/smoked, but not much other character. I was expecting at least just a little bit of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a thin, beige head and a near opaque, mahogany body. Strong coal and moss nose. Very flavourful for the seemingly thin body - charred coffee malt. Smooth. Light finish for such a bold taste. They really mean ROBUST when they mention it in the description. Very enjoyable! Many thanks to TChrome for making this available to me...

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