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RATINGS: 1451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A dark ale for all occasions. A blend of dark malt gives this beer flavors of coffee and chocolate with some smokey roasted notes.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1733) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Dark brown, with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, and hops. Flavor is chocolate, hops, roasted malt, and coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Bottle. pours dark brown with creamy, foamy light tan head. Smell is of raisins, prunes, dough. mouthfeel is creamy and smooth on the palate. Malty flavor with some slight roastiness and doughyness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 Black pour with a big creamy tan head. Nice lacing. Sweet milk chocolate aroma. Smooth Palate. Tangy chocolate flavor. Bells always does a nice job.7/4/8/4/17

RERATE: Black pour with a thin dark cream head. Dark dark chocolate aroma. Chocolatey flavor. A nice porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Bottle. pours a nice dark brown with slight head that dissapates quickly. Aroma is nice, with prunes, coffee, sweet cherries, tobacco and some other stuff that Iím not good enough to describe. Thin body as I pour some into my wordhole... nice immediate coffee and cocoa flavors with a slight sweetness that stays only for a second, like that hot chickís glance toward you at the bar. Some sweet tobacco flavors in there as well. This is tasty, but not quite what I expected in terms of body. Itís definitely a fine brew. I think that Kalamazoo makes some good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Bottle courtesy of csbosox: Dark brown body with a creamy tan head that quickly fades to a small ring. Aroma is roasted malts, butter, coffee, and a hint of sweet molasses or sugar of some kind. Medium-full bodied, tingling carbonation on the tongue, slightly oily. Taste is acidic roasted malt, then roasted chocolate, molasses-covered coffee, light buttery brown sugar, and a hint of earthy hops. Based upon the mild buttery scents itís possible mine was a little bit oxidized (not sure how old the bottle is), or itís possible that mild buttery (diacetyl) flavor was just part of the intended flavor for this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2005
A dark brown beer with a foamy light brown head. Hard roasted and buttery aroma with hints of coffee. Sweet roasted flavor with buttery tones. Not very full and medium bodied. Quite different and a little too sweet. Still pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 This pours a dark, dark brown with a slender tan head and slow carbonation. The aroma is mocha and roasted barley. This is very creamy and smooth in the mouth. The taste begins with burnt chocolate, blends into roasted barley, and finishes with dry coffee. Very satisfying drink.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2042) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2005
Very dark brown in colour with a tan head and light carbonation. The aromas are of dark crystal malt, some roasted grains, dark chocolate, and pencil shavings. There are some very assertive roasted nut flavors, along with notes of alcohol, dark fruit, and chocolate. Long finish. Generally, I like my porters a bit more mellow, but I still found this one to be quite satisfying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with thick frothy tannish head. Smell is caramel malt, some roasted malt and light coffee. Taste is roasted malt, anise, followed by chocolate, then a smoky after taste. Lightly carbonated and delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2005
pours a rich dark color w/ a big thick brown head that holds well and laces fairly well. very mild smell a bit bready w/ some roastedness in it and a bit of alcohol. Palate was very carbonated and pretty light. taste was a bit smokey and a bit of roasted malts.. and an odd acidici taste like it had started to go bad or something I donít know how old my bottle was. In the end this little off bit is going to cost a potentialy good beer in itís rating, Iíll have to try it again.


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