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RATINGS: 981   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Bottle. Beautiful deep mahogany pour with a thick and creamy caramel head... delicate lacing followed it down. Aroma was fairly large... sticky caramel, chocolate, and a bit of pine. Dry hopping left an almost sour bitter feel surrounding the mouth. Chocolate, roasted coffee, and caramel are smooth across the middle and pick up bitterness for the finish. Mouthfeel was a tad light, but that didnít take much away from the enjoyment. Tasty porter!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Poured XX dark with nice mocha colored head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate, burnt black patent, and a hint of hops. Flavor has superb balance (in my mind) of chocolate malts, burnt black patent malts and sweet caramel malt flavor. The sweet caramel is what makes it for me. The sweetness is just enough to play against the dryer chocolate and much dryer black patent malts. Hops are just noticeable. Left with a balanced aftertaste. Best Porter Iíve ever had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a nut-brown with amber highlights and a foamy tan head that reduces to chunky flotsam. Aromas of chocolate, beef broth, clay. Dominant flavour is chocolate, with nuances of coffee, aniseed, breadcrust, pine. Has a hearty briney character. Finish is resinous and bitter. Loved it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Wonderful rich dark black color with a thick pillowy tan head that leaves a heavy lace as it subsides. Aroma is mostly roasted malts with a touch of western hops. Good thick body is filled with different malts, providing flavors of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Finishes dry and mildly hoppy. Very smooth and balanced, this is a good porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2009
BOTTLE: Deep brown pour. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is roasted coffee, cocoa/chocolate, with a little hop kick.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a light cocoa head. Roasty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Big roasty coffee flavor with a bit of hops. Medium bodied. Lingering roast and chocolate. Roastier than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4641-20120809] 12floz bottle. Nutty roasted coffee malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy light mocha head. Roasted coffee bean dust malt continues in the flavour. Full body. Interesting, nice overall balance. (7/3+/7/4/14) 3.5
(w/ jercraigs)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6983) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2007
Dark brown. Has a beige head, medium lasting, beige head. Aroma is sweet, burnt, caramel. Flavor is sweet too, coffee too. Syrup texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2009
pours ruby/black, thin golden/off white head Aroma is malty and chocolate, light scent of dark fruits and sweet, light notes of hops. Taste, light roasted malts, some coffee / toffee. Light addition of hops that adds for an original mouthfeel coupled with some dark fruits. Finish has a thin touch of caramel that ends smooth with bits of cocoa powder and hops..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest. Pours a very dark brown color with a half-inch thick tan head that sticks around. Aroma of roasted malts, smoked wood, chocolate, caramel, earthy hops, and brown sugar. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, smoked wood, earthy hops, caramel, and toast. Bitter and earthy for the style, with nice sweetness to balance and a dry finish. Medium-bodied, smooth, and robust. Very nice porter.


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