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RATINGS: 978   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTron (395) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours a coffee black of course, with a thin beige head. Aromas of roasted chocolate malts and some faint hints of hops. Not joking around with the dry hops because the malt character has taken a back seat in this one. Seems like they just can’t decide whether to call this a porter or a black IPA, and I’m thinking more the latter. A bit lighter than what I was expecting and not as complex either, but still highly drinkable.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1395) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Under rated porter by avery. This one has a nice dank smell. Tastes super hoppy and slightly malty. Really easy to drink and tastes a lot like a black ipa. Pours black with a tan head. Had at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Dark color with off head.Smell is alcohol which is strange considering it’s only 6.7 percent abv some hop presence. Taste is very roasty malts, with nice chocolate on the back end, Outstanding porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle at home. Pretty bitter beer for a porter. Has a sweety earthy aroma, some spices. Taste is a little complex to me, dry, coffee and cocoa notes, earty, carmel, tobacco, and even a little raisin. Enjoyed it more as I got to the bottom. Thumbs up I think!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"hopped as heavily as some imperial porters, without the big body or heavy roasted flavors and abv. the body is a little thin, but smooth. the aroma and taste with the malt and dry hopped balance really works, especially as it warms. if it had more body, it’d be among my favorite porters."

1.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says very hoppy and did not like it. Julie gives a 2.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Deep brown pour with tight tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate start that transitions to a hard malt bitter. Light fruity esters and a light touch of abv warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A touch foamy but not over the top. Bordered on a harsh bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
9/VIII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bought in May (2014-897)Thanks to Skatje M. for the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, irregular beige creamy to rocky head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: nutty, caramel, bit roasted, mocha, yeasty, somehwat sourish? MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: some caramel, bit sweet, roasted, mocha, little sour, pretty hoppy, coffee, bit sugary. Aftertaste: bit fruity, mocha, coffee, hops, dark chocolate. Very decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (779) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with white head. Aroma us bitter coffee, nothing else. Taste is the same, quite bitter. Coffee in the back end. Not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4300) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
33 cl. bottle split by 3 @ “Memorabel Tastingkje”. Thanks to tderoeck! Spare tanned head, hazy brown dark amber. Bit thin sweet bread, caramel, cereal, toffee, faint leather, plum, allspice going into a strong gravy / touch soy sauce finish, touch herbal but only light bitterness. Bit thin for the style, not bad at all but I have had a lot better beers in this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (773) - - AUG 3, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is chocolate and caramel. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish.


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