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RATINGS: 983   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 4/3/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is a two finger mocha shade, settling to one finger after a while. As it fades, lots of webbed lacing remains on the glass. S: The tone this one takes in general is "hops first, porter second", with plenty of earthy, lemon, pine, and grapefruit notes emanating from the hop profile. As it warms up, a faint amount of roasted barley and chocolate appear. T: The hops here are front loaded on the palate, opening with flavors of lemon and pine. The midtaste and finish sees an increase of roasted, coffee-forward notes along side an upsurging ’ping’ of hop bitterness. Granted, I let this one sit in the fridge for 2 months before opening (and God only knows how fresh it was when I picked it up), but this is a bit more balanced than I was assuming. M: On the lighter side in terms of texture without being watery. The finish has a pleasant drying sensation, as well. Easy to drink. O: Even with a few months on it, it’s pretty damn good - or maybe it’s pretty damn good BECAUSE it has a few months on it? Not sure. Would buy again, though; one of the more successful robust porters I’ve had in a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXGenX (5) - - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1645) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4877) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Boy thanks to cthomas2390. Appearance - Nose - toffee, autumn leaves Taste - dry earthy, burnt toffee, dry chocolate. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - not as exciting as I hoped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (879) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep mahogany, near opaque , medium tannish head with okay retention and lacing. Nose is roast, cocoa, Java and some malt. Mouth is medium bodied, pleasantly bitter up front (and throughout for that matter), coffee, bakers chocolate, barley, pumpernickel, some soot near the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1571) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (210) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3446) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6288) - 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."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
outlawskies (455) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says very hoppy and did not like it. Julie gives a 2.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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