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RATINGS: 1521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mallons72 (205) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2010
A pretty unremarkable Porter. A bit too carbonated for my liking. I never turn down agood Porter and I wouldn’t turn this one down.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Pours a dark opaque brown, almost black with a nice, tall tan head that quickly disapates. A light roasted, malty aroma. Not too strong. Crisp, lightly carbonated; A toasted, mildly woody or nutty flavor with slight hoppy notes at the finish. Milder all around than anticipated, though this could be due a stuffed nose. A good beer, but fairly unremarkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2009 12 ounce bottle that was given to me by a few guys in line at Dark Lord Day 2008. Thanks guys! I must admit I am ashamed to say that I drank this one out of the bottle so I did not get a good look at the appearance or a full feel for the aroma. I do know that this is one tasty porter! The taste consisted of a lot of roasty malt with a bit of chocolate bitterness and some nuts. This was very tasty stuff! I am looking forward to trying this one again!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rentonj7 (202) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Deep brown with medium tan head. Nose is slightly sour, some raisin, roasted malts. Flavor carries some toffee, licorice, raisin. Medium mouthfeel, slightly slick on tongue, shorter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2004
bottle. dark brown/opaque. medium tan head. medium lacing. definitely malty with great taste of chocolate and coffee. not my favorite porter but would drink again.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
nwiseman (200) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2009
I drank this last night so this is from memory and it probably won’t be too thorough. From the bottle. Aroma was roasted coffee beans with some light chocolate. Dark brown with a very thin small light tan head. Mostly, all the aroma notes were present in the flavor, but it felt thin and almost watery. Aftertaste left something to be desire. Not something I’ll suffering through again anytime soon.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2002
Great tasting porter. Aroma is lacking that Bells umph.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (198) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Aromas of dark roasted coffee with a touch of chocolate. Some balance from the hop bitterness. A moderate light tan head; very dark brown, nearly black color to the beer. Taste is predominately bitter flavors; mild to perhaps moderate sweetness. Fairly full bodied with a somewhat oily texture. Average carbonation. Finish is long and mostly roasted bitterness, but a touch of sweetness also. Overall a quite good enjoyable Porter. Complex enough to be interesting, though not enough to make it world class.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Pours muddy black with a small fizzy brown head. Aroma is nice, dark bread, roasted and nutty malts, strong coffee, and leather. Flavor starts well balanced toasted/roasted malts, nutty and finishes much the same. short clean finish. Medium bodied, creamy and softly carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours opaque brown with an inch-thick chunky creamy head that settles slowly and leaves sticky lace. Roasty malt aroma is reminiscent of coffee grounds (reminds me of Bell’s Java Stout) and a little bit of cola. Flavor is really lively and robust. Lots of black coffee, but not quite as bitter as the Java. Dry, roasty finish. Palate is medium-full; moderately carbonated. Pretty nice roasty, malty porter.


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