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RATINGS: 991   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2006
an every day beer that goes with everything and is deliscious on its own. produces a slight foam when poured.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Chocolate/toffee/coffee nose. Has a nice dark brown almost black color, with a red hue. Smooth balance, nothing seems to dominate, great harmony of flavors, surprising hop bitterness to balance the richness of the malt. Nice full body with a crisp finish. Seems familiar, yet the hops makes it quite different than a "normal" porter...an extremely enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (7314) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Dark black pour with a thin tan head, like a common stout. That aroma is incredible! I’m getting all the chocolate malts, caramel, and roastiness commonly in porters, but the dry hopping gives it a nice herbal and floral hoppy background, like a DIPA, or an oak aged Pale Ale. Amazing. Taste is very un-porter like, which is bad for style rating but, for fairness, in of itself, is a great flavor. Flavor-wise, this is no different from a Black IPA. Its got some earthy chocolate tones and some light caramel quickly followed by the same dry hopped herbal/floral bitterness detected on the nose. Semi-sweet, earthy, somewhat bitter, smoky, complex, and appealing. Delights both my desire for robust porter and my need for a balanced yet bold DIPA. Simply a stunning beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with decent, creamy tan head, no legs / Good, dry nose of coffee, chocolate, and weed / Medium body, creamy and moderately chewy, just a hint of sweetness but otherwise dry, with excellent balance and bitter finish / Solid but mellow flavors of molasses, licorice, semisweet chocolate, roast coffee, weed, prune, lemon, and caramel / Great stuff, better than many stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Perfect balance of sweet and hoppy bitter. Nice carbonation and taste of coffee and Cola. Bitter delicious finish. Excellent brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2005
12oz. bottle. A Nice bitter bite from the dry-hopping process and sweet caramel flavors follow into the finish. Perfectly balanced and a great beer to enjoy all-year-round. This beer shouldn’t be served too cold. The flavors are much more alive around room temp.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 2, 2007
Had a bottle of this whilst smashing some left over phad tai after work. Nose of potpourri, flowers, spice, caramel, berries, cashew brittle, and caramel. Pours a very dark brown with garnet highlights. A wicked cascade resolves into a fully lasting tall stiff, creamy & rocky mocha head that leaves a thin curtain of lace. This is without a doubt the best porter I’ve sampled in a LONG time! The complexity and depth leave me speachless. No shortage of roasted coffee notes, also moderate acidity is present with a huge floral finish that is again espresso like. The full chewy body is very lively and very dry. This definitely caught me by surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beercamel (84) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2009
pours brown with a 2 finger head. The aroma is caramel and malts with a hoppy tinge. There is a floral background and almost smells like a chocolate orange. The flavor has hoppy undertones and mixed in perfect., Never had a dry hopped porter other than this, and this is a great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Flinty, minty, evergreen hop aroma (Chinook?). Deep rich roasted coffee flavor with a dry bitter finish. A nice new world twist on the old porter. Great label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 20, 2013
An excellent porter. Chocolate and nutty with a hefty amount of bite that I assume comes from the hops.

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