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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2004
This beer pours a dark color with reddish hues around the outside edges. It has a small tan head that fades and leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts and caramel with a smoky characteristic. The flavor was much like the aroma: burned malts and caramel with a hint of coffee. Fairly smooth to drink and full-bodied. This just didn't satisfy my taste buds as well as I would have liked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2003
Dark, dark brown - hints of red poking through. The nose is roasty with raisins, dark fruit and light chocolate. Big hops at the front, coffee notes. Great balance, very nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6425) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2003
Dark porter, small head. Nice hue. Aroma of a sweet malt, in Baltic style. Very nice clean composition. Complex twist of greatly made malt with hops. Very interesting and taste great too. Highly recommended for any porter lover!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
almost black, nice beige head. roasty coffee and chocolate aroma with tart hops. flavour starts malty with more chocolate then goes tart, finishing nicely balanced between roast and hop. thanks todd!

   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 (12446) - 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 (4716) - 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 (7790) - 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.

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