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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Pours dark brown and opaque with a small tan head. Smells of chocolate, citrus and some roastiness. Tastes of chocolate with some orangey elements and decent bitterness. Mouthfeel is slick. Finish is spicy and yields some more hoppiness. The dry hopping did the nose well, but some of the hops they used in this interfere with the malt backbone that defines a good porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6326) - 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..

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2003
Dark porter, small head. Nice hue. Aroma of a sweet malt, in Baltic style. Very nice clean composition. Complex twist of greatly made malt with hops. Very interesting and taste great too. Highly recommended for any porter lover!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6199) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2008
Bottle at Nnudd tasting. Thanks for sharing Nnudd. Poured dark reddish brown with a medium light beige head. Coffee, chocolate and dark fruits in aroma. Medium body. Flavour is chocolate, dark ripe fruits, hops and some spices.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6153) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (6072) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2010
355 ml bottle. Brought from Sweden. Courtesy of Brandman.
Reddish dark brown almost black colour with big fluffy sand head. Aroma is bitter hops, chocolate, some sweetness, roasted malt and dark fruits. Delightful combination of hoppy bitterness and Porter roastiness. Flavour is more straight forward with strong roasted malt flavour with coffee, liquorice, salty liquorice, dry bitter grassy hops and ash. There’s no sweetness nor chocolate in flavour. Rich and full.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with big beige head. Light roasted, coffee and chocolate aroma and ataste, prunes. Medium to full body with a coffee finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2003
UPDATED: APR 17, 2006 100% blind rating. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin), with a note of ashes. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Previous (non-blind) rating from 2005 batch: 3.0.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Black in color, large rocky beige head, clumpy lacing.   Earthen roasted malt nose, slight cocoa and coffee.   Forwardly hoppy, roasted malts are quick to follow, somewhat dry cocoa aspect rounds out the exit.   Remains earthy throughout.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finish is dry, loaded with cocoa and bakers chocolate.   Subtle background of earthy bitterness.   Fairly good porter, just wished it was a bit thicker.   Lingering tart roastiness.



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