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RATINGS: 990   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Pours like hot caramel. Aroma is great. Pronounced roasted, malty, chocolate. Nice brown head, medium bubbles, with good lacing. HmmÖ this is pretty stout-like; mouthfeel is way to thick and creamy for a porter. On the other hand it does have the astringency of a good porter. This one is a chocolate and caramel on the front, nice bold bitterness rounded and softend by sweetness, leave a good long pleasant aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
atlrizzob (186) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Dark brown amber in colour with a creme head. Tastes strongly hopped with a smoothness in the finish with notes of chocolate and caramel. Tasted more like a black ipa but whatever, good beer regardless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooter520 (185) - - FEB 5, 2012
Appearance: dark brown color with little head, kind of thin on the pour. Aroma: piney hops, chocolate, coffee, interesting mix. Taste: hoppy up front and on the finish, very slight coffee flavor. Mouthfeel: very thin for porter but slightly thicker than typical IPA. Overall: Tastes definitely more IPAish than Porterish. Iím a hophead so I really enjoy it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keidjxz (183) - Fullerton, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
12oz Bottle. Pours dark red brown with a lacy tan head. The aroma consists of roastiness, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and a little ginger or pepper. The taste is moderately sweet and fairly bitter with a slight astringent mouth feel that lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Smells strongly of coffee and chocolate. Has a very bitter taste and feel on the tongue. Itís definitely dry and "just strange" according to Jonathan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCJack (182) - Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2006
weak palate, but sprprisingly refreshing porter. a little smoky and dry, not as sweet as many, comparable to Yuengling Porter. Porter is my favorite type of beer and I would consider this porter to be an excellent everyday brew. I donít like most of Averyís brews, but this is one I would buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Dark opaque pour with short white head. Traces of deep purple through the light but sits black otherwise. Smells of sour milk, salty caramel, dark fruity malt, light coffee chocolate and hop. Mouth is alive. Tastes of mild roasty malt mingle nicely with bitter hop finish. Not huge but drinkable, easy going porter. Nice Avery brew, and worth a 6er.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkbachman (181) - - FEB 11, 2013
Dark roasted malt aroma: chocolate, coffee, and hazelnut. Burnt coffee and chocolate flavor. Some lingering hop flavor: spicy, floral, and earthy. An interesting expression of a porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Malt, bread and light coffee dominate the aroma. Lovely balance combined with the fact that I am a fan of dry, roasted and bitter finishes = A winner. A great porter indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2009
i actually really enjoyed this beer, one of the better porters i have had. will definitley try again.


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