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RATINGS: 1466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gschrade (830) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. I thought this was not good (I don't like coffee). I would not drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5703) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
pours unclear if not dirty dark brown-reddish with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. dark roasted malts, coffee grinds, ashy and dusty - could be cleaner, hint of maple and minerals, some red fruitiness. moderately low carbonation, light body, dry coffee-resinous-ashy finish. let-down. still.. o-k.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (495) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Amazing aromas of malts and chocolate. Good flavor but tastes too much like a generic porter.Not much complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours a very dark brown black. Aroma is of coffee and flavor is sweet with a chocolate roasty finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 12 oz bottle from De Bierkoning (slightly overpriced) @ home. Bottled 12/26/13. Almost black color. Light beige uneven head. Aroma’s: roasted malts, a bit ground coffee, light (red) fruit), also light sweetness retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, light bitter. Light bodied, a bit thin. Average carbo. Rather short finish, roasted, light ashy, moderate bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2595) - 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 (1543) - 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 (2005) - - 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 (7523) - 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 (7104) - 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.

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