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RATINGS: 1368   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (802) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Dark brown molasses color with a creamy head. Aromas light smoke, chocolate, slight wood, medium roast and toast. Flavors light smoke, light wood, medium chocolate. Light to medium robust, medium sweet, light malty finish and aftertaste. Good well rounded porter with no particular flavor or aroma to dominate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
marv3mania (160) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
12 oz. bottle in a pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a medium, light mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Taste is mostly roasted malts with a little bit of chocolate, no coffee. Not too bad, but I’m not really a porter/stout guy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Liquide brun ayant une mousse beige qui flotte au-dessus et semble vouloir laisser une écume à la parois. Ça sent les grains grillés ou rôtis, le levain et le houblon. C’est acidulé en bouche et amer, laissant passer une douce amertume accompagnée d’élans fumés. Tout en étant aqueuse, elle imprègne néanmoins les papilles et le palais de toutes ses particularités. Embouteillée le 11 novembre 2013 (927-181213)

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DetroitMitch12 (3) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Pours very dark with cream colored head. Taste is chocolate and nutty with a bitter finish. Body is surprisingly light. Drinkable at any time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Roasted malts well represented in aroma and taste. Coffee presence. Balanced. Average-good porter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EyeAmBaldman (122) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a dark, translucent brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet with a tinge of coffee bitterness. Notes of coffee, carmel and roasted malts. Goes down smooth with a back end bite. This is a really superb porter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (1972) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Thought I rated this already. Pours a deep brownish black with dissipating tan head. Aroma is slight, nice roast, soy notes, dark chocolate, English yeast. Taste follows, chocolate and roast very present. Nice and velvety smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle from Breeze Thru (cannot believe never have rated this ...). Pours a very dark brown with a light brown head leaving some spots of lace Aroma has sweet caramel and coffee, and more caramel and more coffee. Taste is of heavy roast, sweet caramel malts and light tanginess. Medium bodied and quite roasty. Finishes nicely on the balance line between bitter and sweet. Solid tasty porter from Bells.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1310) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle...Pour is dark black with a off white cream head..Nose is milk chocolate, cream, roast, cinnamon, caramel, earth...Taste is nice milk chocolate, spices, earth, cream, nice roast, very smooth

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (285) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours dark brown with a beige head that's foamy and settles to a rim and coat. Aroma is nuts, roast malt and a touch of prune. Taste is low on the sweetness and amps the roasted malt. Some burnt coffee bitterness as well especially in the aftertaste. Mild flavors of chocolate lurk lightly in the background. A bit thin. Not really my kind of porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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