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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with a large foamy light brown head. Notes of faint smoke, milk chocolate, roasted nuts, and molasses. Medium weight mouthfeel with a long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5281) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Arlington. Dark brown body with puffy, lasting brown head. Nose is plums, dark fruits, mocha and coffee. Taste is similar of malts, coffee and chocolate. Some fruitier, raspier notes. Smooth, velvety texture. Plain enjoyable!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (565) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 23, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with solid white head. Aroma was roasted malt and light coffee. Taste was bittersweet, roasty and coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2016
12oz bottle pours medium brown black with light edges and a finger of offwhite head. Nose is nutty, coffee, peanut, cream, vanilla, bitter cocoa. Taste is similar to nose with medium-light body, medium bitterness and light roast. Finishes dry, slightly thin, bitter coffee, vanilla, nutty cocoa. Standard.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (924) - Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Dark black appearance, great tan foamy head w/ superb lacing. Faint roasted, chocolate smell. Taste is balanced, though a bit on the simplistic side... malt, a hint of chocolate. Somewhat fizzy. Not getting much coffee anywhere. Good, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Draft at Khyber Pass. Dark brown pour that started with a fair amount of tan foam. Good showing of lace. Unusual Porter. Slighter body than expected but not watery. Spicy roasted brown malts. Mild espresso. Toasted barley. Plum pudding. Black currants. Faint hints of smoke, vinyl and asphalt. Semi-dark spicy finish. More refined but less adventurous.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiamiBarman (53) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Outstanding and very subtle aroma, the hops make it espresso instead of just coffee. Also detecting a hint of coconut and smoke but nothing in the aroma is screaming at you, it’s very gentle. Dark brown on the color with a booming tan head that has lots of staying power and produces plenty of lacing. Burnt caramel on the taste and bone dry. Light-medium bodied with pinpoint carbonation. An extremely well made beer. I do favor the English style porters a little more just because of the malt/hops balance but this is outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leghorn99 (205) - Livorno, ITALY - JAN 3, 2016
Si presenta di colore marrone scuro e di tonalità rossastra, che permette di scrutare attraverso; la schiuma è un bel vedere: cremosa, fine, si dissipa con rapidità ma lascia un dito a copertura. Come si conviene ad una Porter l’aroma presenta carattere maltato: in mostra barlumi di liquirizia, cioccolato amaro, caramello, condito da una nota di caffè appena tostato; presente anche un’aroma di luppolo leggermente erbaceo. I sapori sono in linea con l’aroma: il malto è al centro dell’attenzione, un leggero affumicato, ma sono presenti anche elementi di cioccolato e caffè. A metà strada irrompe un tocco di amaro da luppolo a spezzare il "ritmo", il finale pende più sul malto tostato e il cioccolato amaro. E’ una birra ben bilanciata, con una giusta carbonazione ed un corpo liscio.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Dark Brown to appearance with light tan head. Earthy hop, bread and grain aroma. Slight sweetness to taste. Light roasted flavor. Medium body lightly carbonated. Slightly biter aftertaste. Well balanced flavor and aftertaste. Smooth wet drink. Not overly alcohol drying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (666) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Cocoa, earthy hops, mild ashy smoke, lingering roasty/nutty dry finish. Could use a bit more weight to it.


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