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RATINGS: 1391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8900) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2002
The nose is of coffee, cocoa, roasted nuts, resin and earth. It pours very dark, but not black. Deep, dark, crystal clear mohogany hue. Medium-sized khaki head with spots of light brown distributed unevenly. Mostly lasting with good lacing. The flavor is rich and malty up front with blasts of coffee and cocoa. Perfectly balanced up front and on the backside with a hint of buttermilk. Full-bodied with fizzy carbonation and a watery mouthfeel. Medium-length, clean, modestly tart finish. Very good porter!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Smells like chocolate rye bread. I caught a bit of the roasted notes but I was hoping they’d be a bit more dominant.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
12/19/02: on tap: thick black delicious colour, with a small amount of head. to the palate, lots of chocolate and coffee flavors. wonderful choice for a cold wintry ohio evening.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Oh how i love this beer, great malty aroma, hints of chocolate and coffee, pretty dark but very palatable and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Almost stoutish in character. The aroma was sweet, with coffee, and bready tones. As it warmed, the aroma began to take on a sourness to it...still enjoyable though. The flavor was very robust for a porter...nice coffee taste. Pretty opaque dark brown color with a good sized tan head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2002
A good porter, nice malt aroma, taste is of chocolate and coffee, nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Great body. Toasted malts and chocolate notes really came through. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Very, very dark. Creamy, light brown head. Chocolate aroma. A fairly heavy beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
earthgirl99 (25) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2002
Aroma is warm and toasty, like a fireplace in January after skiing the Hobacks! The taste is like veggies on the barby -- roasty and not too bitter -- I get red and green peppers and mushrooms.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Dark chestnut color with a smallish tan head. Dark chocolate and black malt aromas. Dark malt and mild coffee flavors. Finishes with the appropriate black malt bite. Just enough malt sweetness to give you something to chew on.


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