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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 16/20
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2004
very deep brown with a tan head. the roasted malts are evident, but i'm shocked at the hoppiness in the aroma. the citrus and roastiness is a strange combo. i dont get a lot of chocolate out of this beer, mostly coffee flavors. there is more chocolate in the flavor than in the aroma though. excellently hopped throughout and a nice mouthfeel..this is a damn good porter, even though it doesnt fit the classic description.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Dark brown body, tan head. Nose is caramel and toasty. Hoppy dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Black with a tan thin head, hoppy nose with evergreen and pine and hops in the taste. Interesting overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Rich tan head tops a deep, dark brown body with a hint of red. Coffee, chocolate and fruit in the aroma. Slight grapefruit in the taste, chocolate malt, mostly sweet. Creamy. Good mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Better than average micro porter. Not too hoppy, apparently it used to be but this one is nice and smooth. Overall an enjoyable beer. Relatively high ABV not noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Rich dark color, thickness in its taste,Similar to other porters I have had, not my favorite but also not to bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Dark brown with decent tan head. Caramel and roasted malt taste. Sticky sweet with nice chocolate finish. Very nice indeed.

   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 (6519) - 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!

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