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RATINGS: 991   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Nutty, toasty aroma with maybe a hint of chocolate. Virtually no head, minimal lacing, but a reddish brown color that is magnificent. Starts with a warm cocoa flavor, passing to some sweetness, but enough hop shows up at the end to balance the whole. This may be the first ale (oops, porter) that I would credit with a nutty characteristic. The mouth feel is stout, the flavor is porter. Really a tour de force.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13246) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Very nice dryish porter. Black pour. Nose and taste is smooth chocolate, malt, cereal and dough. Rated 4/9/03

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Bottle 12oz. Reddish/ black hue with medium brown head that diminished slowly. Full complex aroma of roasted malt, citrus and coffee. Full body with smoky texture. Very good complex flavor with a small alcohol bite at the finish. Very good porter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Dark brown body with big tan head, lovely lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some herbal/earthy. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, grapefruit/earthy, some caramel. Medium body. The blend of flavors really work well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12761) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2008
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Bitter and Sour 2008)
Very dark, red glints, almost black; brief beige head. Very milky malty aroma. Anna says it’s just like a malted milk drink she had as a kid. Thick sticky mouthfeel - full of burnt starches - tons of heavily roasted malt, feels like it leaves dust on my tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12729) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Powerfull malty aroma and flavor. Oily palate. Good porter but not great, It lacks licorice notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2011
On tap at Avery poured a clear dark brown with a large lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, cocoa, carmel, pine resin and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, roastiness, pine, light carmel and a hint of grapefruit with a smooth lingering moderatly bitter piney finish.
Earlier Rating: 1/28/2005 Total Score: 3.7
Nice hoppy nose. Roasty beginning, followed quickly by a nice hop surprise.One of my favorite porters!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2008 (Bottle) Pours a dark mahogany color with a large creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and hops. Dry and bitter palate. Bitter coffee and sweet malt flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12547) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
Black with a mid sized, disappearing off-white head. Chocolate and coffee aromas mix with floral hops. Has a distinct roast bitterness, but with a rich and soft body. Long lasting roast aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (12393) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of dry hops, roasted malt and molasses. Surprisingly complex flavour of prominent hops (much more so for a porter), roasted malt, sweet caramel, molasses and coffee. Very good.


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