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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!
Hops: Centennial
Malts: Munich, Crystal, Chocolate & Black malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Poured into a pint glass. Interesting nose for a porter; its almost entirely citrus hops. Very little roasted malt aromas typical in a porter. Dark brownish-black with a light cream head. More typical porter in flavor, where the roasted malts come through. Chocolate flavor and mouthfeel, with a bit of coffee grounds. This rings as more of a brown ale to me, especially with the hop-forward approach. Still, its better than Id expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Rating #796 - December 2, 2013 - Beer 2 in the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Bottle, 5%. Opaque dark pour with a bubbly tan foam. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, mild citrusy zest, mild smoke. Medium-heavy carbonation, medium bodied. Taste is quite complex, a fresh hoppy zest dries out the smoky, chocolate espressoey malt character of a very bubbly porter. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
klaing (163) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours dark with minimal head. Very sweet but soon followed by burnt cereal. Then the hops hit, and it becomes unbalanced. Dry finish. Still it's a porter, a porter can do no wrong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Dark brown pour. Nose of hops and chocolate. Taste followed with nice balance of roast, citrus, and dark chocolate. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (902) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Burnt malt aroma with some citrusy hops. Body is smooth and kind of creamy. Roasted flavours with a noticeable hop presence through the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeanDuteau (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
It has a nice dark colour and pours with a normal head of reasonably thick foam. The smell and taste was chocolatey with some of the hops coming through in the smell. The dark malt taste was not overpowering and I really appreciated the taste of this beer. You could feel the beer over the entire palate and there were hints of smoke - although I only started to detect this after reading the bottle where it hinted that the beer was trying for this, so it could have been a placebo effect. I rate this beer fairly high and would look for this as a porter on any pubs menu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
Craft beer advent calendar day 2! Pours a clear dark brown with a small beige head leaving bits of lace on the glass. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, rich maltiness, coffee, and toffee. Flavour is cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, mild bitterness, light smoke, mild dark fruit esters and a dry finish. Much better day 2 beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1647) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
Day 2 CBAC. Pours a clear brown with a red hue and a small soapy light brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma of chocolate, light sweet vanilla, cocoa, light smoke and latte. Taste roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, raisins and a bit of smokiness. Finishes dry and ashy like a porter should with a medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3075) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
12oz brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Dark brown brew with a thin tan coloured head a a few spots of lacing. Cocoa and roasted malt nose. Taste has dark chocolate malt, caramel and some citrus hops. Finishes with chocolate and big roasted malts. Nice lingering bitterness, lots of cocoa and roast lingering. Lightish body and soft carbonation level. Well done porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8324) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle, from my advent calendar, Day 2. Handsome deep clear mahogany hue with a finely carbonated tan head. Aroma is a nice meaty smokiness and raisin sweetness. Strangely, this barely translates to the palate, which is more dominated by sweet dark malts that deliver flavours of raisins and caramel, allowing a hint of smokiness before a dry bitter finish sets in, ending with some lemon peel. Quite nice actually, although I wished the smokiness was a tad more assertive.

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