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RATINGS: 966   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Pours a nice dark brown (almost black) with a thick tan head. Aroma is pleasant with notes of malt, roasted, smoke and fruit. This beer has a perfect palate, nice and creamy with a crisp finish. Flavors are chocolate, coffee, malts, caramel, and some vanilla. An Outstanding Porter !!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
pours deep brown with off white head. smells of cofee throughout. very rich creamy taste. smooth finish.i dont like cofee but this beer may change that.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2006
12 oz. A reasonably good porter though not exceptional. Hardly "robust" as described. The dry hopping adds support to the finish but not much on the palate. Toffee and light roasted grain. A decent dry porter...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shackinetics (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Dark mahogany pour, malty chocolate aromas. Creamy roasted mild coffee with very sweet finish. Solid to great mouth feel - silky smooth, great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 12, 2006
dark black with red tint in my glass, with a cm or two of tan foam. sweet roasty malt aroma with some hops in there too. chocolatey, roasty base of flavor with citrusy hops to balance. full mouthfeel with soft carbonation. i usually don’t like porters that much but this one is very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2006 A deep dark red (ie black) body that even direct viewing of the sun barely penetrates (a handy beer to have for the next solar eclipse). The head poured thick tan but settled to splotches on the beer surface lacing the glass where it had once been. Nose has sweet coffee and caramel tones; flavor is similar but without the sweetness that lingers on the palate.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rperez (126) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
It just didnt work for me, i had IPA souts but never a porter IPA and there is a reason why, the flavors just dont Pop and it ends being a mess ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IEBAILI (125) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Pours black with a large, light tan head that leaves lots of lacing as it dissipates. Red accents appear when held to light. Smells malty, of burnt sugar/ caramel, but doesn’t taste too sweet. The flavor is a really cool interplay of chocolate and citrus. The feel is smooth, not heavy, very drinkable. A great blend of traditional English porter flavors with citrusy American hop flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - APR 24, 2008
Dark brown with decent head. not enough malt character. This porter is overwhelmed by hops. I had to mix one with a London Fullers Porter to level out the hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Pours black with slight red glinting when held to the light. Has a small off-white head.Nice flavor-coffee, a little chocolate, smoke, and a woody oak taste. The dry hopping adds a nice hop kick at the end, something that’s uncommon in porters. Really good.


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