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RATINGS: 977   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 30, 2003
This brew poured a small head of light brown colored fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a opaque black colored body with no visible carbonation and a good lacing. The aroma is mild and contains notes of hop and malt. The mouthfeel is very hopped and tingly right from the start on through the finish with a lingering bitter aftertaste. The flavor is a combination of coffee, malt, hop, caramel, mollasses and roasted notes. Very tasty and has a lot of character to it even though it is a strange combination for a porter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Black with a tan thin head, hoppy nose with evergreen and pine and hops in the taste. Interesting overall

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Nice creamy head, dark red body. Solid medium body. Taste is somewhat toasted, but mainly bitter. This is like a darker version of their ESB, only not as good. Quite hoppy, but there’s just not that much else to it.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2006
[Bottle - Johns Market] A good dark brown porter. A good even aroma. This had a nice easy to drink flavro. Was missing some of the good strong chocolate and roast flavors but was a good brew. Easy to drink.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomat (2087) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
Dark brown with a light brown foam. Maltiness, licorice flavor with a medium body. Very little bitterness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2007
Tasted 2007-06-18. Black/red colour with light head. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Taste of coffee and roasted malt. Not the best porter IMO.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2009
This one has been on my want list for a long time just didn’t want to buy a sixer so when i found it in the singles section it was time pour was a dark brown with a thick tan head aromas of roasted malts,and hops this porter is loaded with hops then dry hopped 4 u hop heads not at all how i like my poters the hops overwelm this brew

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3458) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a moderate-large tan head that lasted until mid-glass and left partial lace. Light aroma of roasted malt along with some pine notes. The flavor is mild roasted malt up front followed by a large dose of pine. Bitter hoppy finish. This one just doesn’t do it for me. There is not nearly enough of the traditional porter characteristics to carry this off. Disappointing.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (544) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bought a 12 oz bottle at Huckleberries in Spokane. Pours very dark brown with a long lasting tannish head. The hop aftertaste overpowered everything else here for me. I wouldn’t buy this one again.... It does improve as it warms.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2268) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Others like this beer and generally I’m a big fan of Avery; I’m just not a big fan, usually, of hoppy dark beers. There are some clashing qualities with this one. It’s technically good, I guess, but aesthetically, not so hot. Served with a fine foamy light tan head and some lace. Color is a very dark mahoganey. Aroma is dark ripe fruit, hoppy, malty, roasty. Flavor’s about the same. Finish ditto.


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