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RATINGS: 987   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1161) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Pours a dark black-brown with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, floral hops, caramel, coco, coffee, and some citrus hops. Taste is very nice and is of roasted malts, citrus hops, caramel, coco, caramel, coffee, and some nice floral hops. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, yet still somewhat sweet finish. Overall, a very tasty and well balanced beer that almost seems like more of a black IPA then a porter.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belgrave (21) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a deep ruby-black/brown with a large fluffy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, yeast, malt and hops. Flavourful taste is roasty and chocolatey with significant hops and fruit. Full bodied. Great porter!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (987) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
Black color , medium-size beige head. Malty , chocolate aroma of a porter mixed with aroma of the american hop. Taste is more traditional :malt , coffee, chocolate . However ,hop shows up again in the end, as the interesting mix of hoppy and roast bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (314) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is pine with a hint of coffee. Hoppy for a porter with subtle coffee flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (743) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours a dark black with little head. A strong dark chcolate and dark fruit aroma. A strong taste of chcolate, coffee, prunes, cherries, and malts. A very malty dark fruit aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXGenX (8) - - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
One of the hoppier porters I've had. Good flavor, but it's hard to know how to rate it against its type. Mouth feel is smooth but lighter than most porters. .color is dark as can be. Creamy head gases quickly. Some coffee at the back end .on tap at Hay Merchant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1708) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
Aroma: The smell is full of dried ripe fruits, raisins, dates and figs. Some vinous, port, aromas. Roasted malt, toasty and some coffee notes.
Appearance: The beer is very dark brown, almost black, a beige head that leaves good lacing.
Taste: The taste is rather sweet, fruits, sherry and coffee and cocoa beans giving some alcohol presence but mostly a good bitter finish.
Palate: A weak carbonation, smooth and a bit oily, a slightly dry finish.
Overall: A good porter, rather sweet.
Note: bottle Reviewed 2010-08-11.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
355ml bottle from AshtonMcCobb - cheers Ash! Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of tobacco, toffee, earth. Taste is tar, sweet dark sugars. Quite thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Boy thanks to cthomas2390. Appearance - Nose - toffee, autumn leaves Taste - dry earthy, burnt toffee, dry chocolate. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - not as exciting as I hoped.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (931) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep mahogany, near opaque , medium tannish head with okay retention and lacing. Nose is roast, cocoa, Java and some malt. Mouth is medium bodied, pleasantly bitter up front (and throughout for that matter), coffee, bakers chocolate, barley, pumpernickel, some soot near the finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1701) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Under rated porter by avery. This one has a nice dank smell. Tastes super hoppy and slightly malty. Really easy to drink and tastes a lot like a black ipa. Pours black with a tan head. Had at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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