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RATINGS: 1516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark ale for all occasions. A blend of dark malt gives this beer flavors of coffee and chocolate with some smokey roasted notes.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Very dark. Very Delicious. Some bitterness to be had with this one, not overwheleming. My personal favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Pours black with a very thin tan head. Smells caramelly with some cream to it (an unsual smell for a porter). Taste is very similar with a coating that stays on your lips. Aftertaste is the same and peters out fairly quickly.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdawson321 (145) - USA - DEC 6, 2005
UPDATED: APR 28, 2006 Great during the winter months; thick, creamy, sweet, and still refreshing and clean. Pours a black amber with a lively head with a strong sweet, caramel aroma. Excellent beer, perhaps one of the best beers I’ve had.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 I was quite suprised that I was able to find this beer in a town where there is no real beer store. Shnucks grocery had some, so now I know where I will be buying all of my beer. It poured completely opaque with a nice tan head that lasts. It was definitly one of the best porters that I have ever had. The taste wasn’t overwhelming so it makes a great session beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Had this one bottled. Dark, milky and nose of chocolate, sligtly bitter. I liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dondk (28) - leetsdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Nice dark color with a small chocolaty head. Aroma is rich roasted coffee. Flavor is coffee with some decent bitterness. While I thought it was on the lighter side of most porters it is still a very good porter

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Nothing is better than a good porter and this is one of them. Nice porterish nose to the brew. Very dark in color with a nice tanish head to it. Great smooth chocolatey taste with a nice smooth finish. I really liked this beer and hope to drink it again some day.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Nice aroma of coffee and a hint chocolate, closer to a stout. Brown quarter inch creamy head., brown/black in color (typical). Flavor starts off chocolate with some nuttiness, and transitions to sweet, and finishes with just a small hint of bitterness. Overall, a very decent porter. I keep a few in the beer cellar when I can get them.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5760) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2005
12 oz bottle, via trade w/ Drnk-McDermott. Pours a dark brown with a 1/2" light brown fluffy head. Left nice lacing. Nose is chocolaty with some roasty notes. Flavor is largely foretold by the aroma: bitter chocolate with light roastyness. Finish is bitter with a mineral quality to it. Fairly light bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty decent stuff, very clean and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fearless99 (14) - Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle - Not quite as I expected, as after the aroma I was thinking improperly named stout - chocolate, coffee, roasted. Drinking much the same, although it is quite creamy on the tongue. Smoky flavor comes through a little on the taste. Bitter flavor lingered, but not for long. Delicious


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