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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Deep garnet in color with big fluufy head and lots of lacing. Aroma of burnt caramel and slight floral hops. Roasted malt flavor with bitter chocolate and a hoppy finish - though not as hoppy as I expected or hoped. Very nice for an everyday porter. Thanks to ecrevich for the sample.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Pours almost black with a thick biege head. Aroma was very roasty, with hints of fresh ground coffee. Roasted malts, earth, and coffee on the tongue. Nice lingering aftertaste. A nice drinkable porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1547) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Very dark brown appearance with a thick tan head and good lacing. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Dry, slightly bitter, earthy, malty taste. Smooth,nutty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
Deep black porter with nice chocoalate moka aroma. Sweet chocolate, with Bailey's cream and vinous mouth feel, with alcool warmth. Body is quite good and intense!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2004
A brown creamy thick head rests on top of a deep brown to black beer. At first I get a fruity fresh hoppy aroma, then aromas of toasted bread, and roasted coffee kick in. The toasted aromas are quite wonderful. This is a thick full bodied porter. Taste of chocolate, toasted biscuits, and a full malt character. There is an aftertaste of burnt malt/ roast coffee. The hop flavor is quite good and quite interesting, with the present roasted notes it is quite hard to tell what types of hops are used, but they are quite noticeably there. The hops add an interesting zing to this tasty brew. This is a very well done beer, and it is quite tasty to boot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2004
A nice porter from Avery. All around, every part of the beer is good, though none strike me as great. A good roasty 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 (1507) - 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.

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