Barley Johns Old Eight Porter
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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Old school porter. Dark, rich chocolate and coffee notes with huge malt characteristics. This beer is a meal unto itself!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JCS (4) - New Brighton, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2006 does not count
A really big beer! Not a wimpy porter. Hershy Dark color, heavy chocolate & espresso. A head you need an axe to cut through!. One of the greats! Available by the glass or growler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 Draft @ BP. A very nice, drinkable, strong porter. Very robust and chocolatey. Smooth finish. Coffee notes. Cool malty presence. Distint malt that I haven’t noticed in other porters/stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 Pint on tap. Dark brown pour with a foamy tan head. Heavy chocolate aroma with some coffee notes. Flavor is slightly sweet chocolate with roasted coffee coming through. Sweet, slightly smokey finish, amazingly good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Thanks to Ty5592 for a hand bottle of this. Pours onyx with 1-finger brown head. Aroma of huge roasty dark malt, rich chocoff, molasses, almond, some prune. Tastes roasty and richly malty, with a big chocolate syrup element, plus coffee, molasses, ovaltine, and some hops. Pretty dense palate with a lot of complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
roflyer (8) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2009 does not count
Strong porter. Black pour with nice dark tan head--almost oily looking and tasting. Strong Chocolate and coffee aroma. A first-rate porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Holy hops, Batman! Slightly carbonated, dark dark brown, sweet malts. It hopped the heck out of my tongue, but I would definitely try it again. Tasty and chewy, well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Porters are becoming my fav style after having ones like this. Now having had the Left Hand Porter, Sumiits Porter and this one, they are all top notch. Chocaltey coffee taste makes me want more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Sample at the brewpub on 10/30/10. Pitch black pour with a huge light brown head. Roasty nose with dark fruit and dark chocolate. Flavor starts with dark fruit, then moves to bittersweet dark chocolate and finishes with a huge amount of bitter roast. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2006
St. Paul Winterfest ’06. An adult milkshake. Big, thick and chocolaty with ample roastiness. Very much like a rich sweet stout. No off tastes whatsoever to get in the way of this dark, thick dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Thanks to hopdog for landing this growler for the midweek tasting. Pours a dark, dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and lactose. Flavor of dark chocolate and coffee.

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