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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This medium-bodied Porter is brewed with a unique blend of roasted malts and fresh hops. Chocolate, smoky notes are abundant throughout and the citrus aroma provides a refreshing twist to this old world beer style.

Careful, it will grow on you!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
OK, this is much better for Advent Calendar Day 2. Mahogany with light head. Malty aroma with nice touch of sticky booze. Warm malt flavor. Some chocolate, a bit of sourness and hops. Nice aftertaste with some burnt toffee notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1408) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. pours a dark opaque deep brownish black color, with a nice java head. Nose is malty, with coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is malty with sweet chocolate notes, and very light. Finish is a nice bittersweet. Decent drinkable porter from the backroads of Alabama. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1364) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pours brown with a tan head and aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Roasted malt, sweet chocolate, and smokey notes at first, while light bodied, with a dry, roasty chocolate finish. Light, drinkable, solid porter that goes down easy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wpr (4) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 20, 2013 does not count
Overall a decent beer. Not much for aroma. Nice chocolate and roasted malt flavor is what makes this beer. Poured from a bottle - appearance just doesn't do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4500) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
Lasting creamy almond-coloured head atop a deep brown body. Nose of roasted malt. Toasty flavour, some bitter chocolate and very mild soya sauce. A good porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lukaduke (2144) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours a deep mahogany color with some thinness along the edges that lends a almost ruby color with a finger of khaki fizz. The nose is roast sweet chocolate, prune and candy rootbeer barrels. The palate is close to the nose... a bit sweet, thin, roasted char, a bit artificial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2002) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2013
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of citrus, malt and chocolate. Taste is malts, chocolate and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
355ml bottle pours a dark amber color with a finger of beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus with hints of chocolate. Taste is a citrus hop bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. A nicely done porter interesting with the citrus. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4365) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body, clear, with garnet tints at the edges. The head is a couple fingers of light beige foam. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Black malts, always unmistakable, edged with a little fresh citrus. Ashen tar-like note from the black malts with some more agreeable chocolate, sweetened coffee bringing up the rear.

Taste: Upfront pop of smokey, creosote-esque black malt ahead of the slightly softer touches of dark chocolate and coffee. Relatively light sweetness. Citrusy, faintly floral hops with a fair degree of bitterness aided a bit by the astringency from the black malts. Drying, lightly lemony, lightly astringent finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (just barely). Medium carbonation.

Overall: After the mildness of the brown, I wasnít expecting a stronger American citrus hop presence. Also, as is always the case, Iím never too keen on the inclusion of black malts, a very overbearing addition, in my humble opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2241) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle. Moderate toasted and chocolate aromas for the malt, light hop and yeast notes of herbs and dough, with hints of wood, alcohol and a faint smell of burnt raisins on a bagel. Head is average size, frothy/creamy, light tan with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown with a red tint. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes slightly sweet, lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick with lively carbonation and finishes a little chalky and lightly astringent. This Porter has a some nice depth in both aroma and flavor.

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