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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle 355ml. Pours black with very low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, sugar, very slight smoke, coffee, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, acidity, earth, ashes. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good porter. A tad ashy. Traditionnal style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1393) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle pour opaque dark brown with thick tan head. Nose roast and bitter chocolate, some plum, hint of soapy. Taste light roast, chocolate, and sweet malt early. Mid to late pale moderate bitter. Roasty finish. Lighter mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - AUG 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-31-13- Served on firkin in a pint glass Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew with a tiny tan colored head. The head fades very fast to leave a moderate level of lacing on the glass. Smell – The aroma was heaviest of a blend of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Mixed with these darker aromas is a light sweetness of caramel. Taste – The taste begins with roasted malt and chocolate flavors. The chocolate is of a more milk chocolate like flavor in the beginning as there is some sweetness of caramel and vanilla upfront mixed. These sweeter flavors dry a bit as some coffee comes to the tongue to create a more dark chocolate flavor on the tongue. In the end some light earthy hop flavors come to the tongue and with the coffee flavors bitter the taste. In the end a dry and light bittered taste for a porter is left to linger on the tongue Mouthfeel – Being a firkin pour the carbonation was rather light. The body of the beer was on the average to maybe slightly above average side in terms of its creaminess. The slightly thicker body and lower carbonation were quite nice for the roasted and sweeter flavors of the brew making for a rather nice drinking porter. Overall - A good easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7253) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
355 ml bottle. Bottled on 26.12.2013.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Chocolaty and malty aroma, some cocoa and mild caramel also. Dry malty flavor, cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate notes and some faint dark fruity notes. Nice dry malty Porter but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate and coffee. Flavour of roastiness, milk chocolate, sweet vanilla sugar and coffee. Medium bodied. Quite dry and sweet finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
35,5 cl bottle @ tiong, bottled 26.12.2013
Aroma has roasty malty tones, licorice, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavour has roasty tones, toffee, some licorice and hints of cold coffee. Also hints of syrup and toasted sugar. Sweet and thin, a bit disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4504) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
355ml bottle

PKGD 12/26/13 - Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, hints of coffee, chocolate and roastiness. Taste is smooth, watery and slightly roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate. Finish is malty, robust and smooth with some hints of chocolate. Okay, quite balanced and smooth porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (621) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
This was a bit underwhelming. Nice flavour - chocolate, coffee, some roasty malt - but somewhat light bodied. Still a good porter - and quite nicely balanced - but a bit lacklustre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (512) - - AUG 9, 2014
App...dark black, thiivk white head. Aroma...smoke, coffee, Taste... coffee Feel...medium thickness, low carb 4 beer flight, on tap at ginger man,nyc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Changed (369) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours black, brown head, no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, malt, smoke. Body is medium, well carbonated, bittering finish. Flavor is that of your favorite porter. Yeah, it’s a porter, it’s Bell’s, it’s delicious.

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