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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2004
12 oz bottle: A light brown Styrofoam head quickly settles atop the dark (though clear) reddish black body. Smokey alcohol laced aroma, with prunes, honey, oak, and bitter dark chocolate . . . similar to some Baltic porters I have had. Very smooth, if not silky mouth feel; could be a melted milk chocolate-cherry truffle. Roasted finish with a wonderful bitterness. What a pleasure from a great guy in Albuquerque: whaleman, thanks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Deep brown/red. Beautiful light brown head and lace. Luxurious nose of chocolate, roasted malt, hops and more. Medium bodied, smooth and roasty, dry hopping is evident, hints of chocolate throughout, complex malts. Tasty. A fine porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Bottled on 1-15-04.Aroma of roasted malts(similar to the out of bounds) and some citrus hop resin(Columbus,fuggles)Dark yet mohogany in light.Nice lasting head and lacing.The hops are hangin' right there w/the malts but not over the top.Some bitterness.Palate is a bit creamy and very smooth.Very well made orginal porter(reminds me of Ruffian porter,some microbrew in upstate NY though I haven't had that since 99)..Something I look forward to every year.

   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.

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