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RATINGS: 990   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Flinty, minty, evergreen hop aroma (Chinook?). Deep rich roasted coffee flavor with a dry bitter finish. A nice new world twist on the old porter. Great label.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
revoltingblob (4) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015 does not count
Bought this from Beer Mongers in Portland, OR 11 months ago. Kind of forgot about it. Dark, black coffee appearance. Small head with little to no lacing. Still fairly carbonated and it retained some of the dry hop aroma. Smells very nice! Lot’s of subdued caramel, maltiness with some cocoa bits in there. Taste is surprisingly dry hoppy still with some licorice and caramel malt sweetness. Pretty tasty. Nice balance with the carbonation. Nice light richness in the mouthfeel with some cool textural quality. Really decent beer I wish I had drank fresh!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (517) - - JUN 13, 2015
Coca cola brown, lasting tan head. Pronounced aroma. Medium body, well flavored, refreshingly crisp, little heat but nice carbonation, lingering and tasty finish. Bitter predominantly but plenty of sweet counternotes and balancing acidity. Roast and hop flavors compete, adding much complexity, interest and pleasure to this delicious experiment. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rustbucket0873 (302) - Krikville, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Pours dark brown almost black, little head. The aroma is roast, caramel, earthy. Flavor is roasty, burn, coffee, sweet with suttle caramel. Really good. Overall aged for two years allows the flavors to develop well. Would recommend

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a deep ruby-black/brown with a large fluffy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, yeast, malt and hops. Flavourful taste is roasty and chocolatey with significant hops and fruit. Full bodied. Great porter!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1117) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
Black color , medium-size beige head. Malty , chocolate aroma of a porter mixed with aroma of the american hop. Taste is more traditional :malt , coffee, chocolate . However ,hop shows up again in the end, as the interesting mix of hoppy and roast bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (373) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is pine with a hint of coffee. Hoppy for a porter with subtle coffee flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (841) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours a dark black with little head. A strong dark chcolate and dark fruit aroma. A strong taste of chcolate, coffee, prunes, cherries, and malts. A very malty dark fruit aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXGenX (8) - - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
One of the hoppier porters I've had. Good flavor, but it's hard to know how to rate it against its type. Mouth feel is smooth but lighter than most porters. .color is dark as can be. Creamy head gases quickly. Some coffee at the back end .on tap at Hay Merchant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1855) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
Aroma: The smell is full of dried ripe fruits, raisins, dates and figs. Some vinous, port, aromas. Roasted malt, toasty and some coffee notes.
Appearance: The beer is very dark brown, almost black, a beige head that leaves good lacing.
Taste: The taste is rather sweet, fruits, sherry and coffee and cocoa beans giving some alcohol presence but mostly a good bitter finish.
Palate: A weak carbonation, smooth and a bit oily, a slightly dry finish.
Overall: A good porter, rather sweet.
Note: bottle Reviewed 2010-08-11.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6629) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
355ml bottle from AshtonMcCobb - cheers Ash! Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of tobacco, toffee, earth. Taste is tar, sweet dark sugars. Quite thin.


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