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RATINGS: 950   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8523) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Poured a dark black color with a huge tan head. Aromas and tastes of roasted coffee with chocolate. Nice an hoppy as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Pours a dark orange/brown body with a creamy tan/brown head. Piney bitterness in the nose along with some dark malts. Flavor has a piney bitterness element followed a fairly robust chocolate malty body. A good hoppiness and dark malty flavor on the finish.
Earlier Rating: 1/22/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle @ home. Pours a dark brown body with a big brown and creamy head. Dark Chocolate malts in the nose that are dominated by an intense piney hopiness. Flavor begins with a piney hoppiness followed by the typical characteristics of a porters- creamy, smooth, dark malty body. Very interesting version that’s quite unique.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2006
Nice head and lace. Chocolate and hops in aroma, hoppy porter. I think less hops would be better, this would be interesting if on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Richmond, VA. Pours a deep black color with a creamy, frothy brown head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, floral hops, roasted malts and nutty notes. Taste is chocolate, leafy, bitter hops, fruity notes, roasted malts, nuts and a bit of a dusty note. Medium bodied.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. A deep, black ruby pour yields no head of significance and no lace. Pepper and spice in the nose along with molasses. Taste is olive, cardboard, pepper, chalk. Iron and heavy metals come through. Dominant character is cardboard. I have here in my notes: "Tastes like Wal-Mart receipts soaked in cigarette water." Typical Avery mess.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Beautiful deep brown with a tan head atop. Roasty coffee smells, with a spicy, alcoholic aroma as well. Taste is just about perfect for a nice porter: nice even hop flavor with good roastiness (huh?). Good amount of carbonation, with an overall fullness on the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
Pours with a light brown head and a dark brown body. Aroma of chocolate and hops. Coffee ground taste with a cream mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Pours deep brown/ruby with a big, cream, tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and chocoff. Tastes malty, with big chocoff, fruit, and a roasty, somewhat rauchy finish. Medium in palate and fairly dense and bold. To me, this is an awesome porter...certainly a repeat buy, and a top 25er.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7454) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 First rating
(Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi!)
Black color, tan head. Sweet chocoalte and some chicken food scent. Chocoalte, grainy and a bit vinous scent. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
6/4/7/4/14=3.5

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(Bottle at a beer tasting in Göteborg on July 4, 2008)
Clear dark reddish brown color, tan head. Sweet malty and chocolate scent. Some cinnamon also. Sweet, hoppy, malty, dry, roasted, coffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, dry bitterness.
7/4/7/4/15=3.7

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
Dark brown body. Nice raisniy fruity aroma. Vinuouse body a nice sweet falvour with the tiniest bit of roastiness. This is a very nice porter.


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