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RATINGS: 1506   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (10664) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
Vanilla and wine Aroma and taste like a bit of wine. Top porter. Tan foam on black. Malty with Coffee bean, buttery chocolate

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2002
The nose is of coffee, cocoa, roasted nuts, resin and earth. It pours very dark, but not black. Deep, dark, crystal clear mohogany hue. Medium-sized khaki head with spots of light brown distributed unevenly. Mostly lasting with good lacing. The flavor is rich and malty up front with blasts of coffee and cocoa. Perfectly balanced up front and on the backside with a hint of buttermilk. Full-bodied with fizzy carbonation and a watery mouthfeel. Medium-length, clean, modestly tart finish. Very good porter!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10409) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Dark brown with reddish glimts. Sweet aroma with plenty of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10401) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Tap @ Bells. Deep brown appearance with a tan head. Roasty, dark chocolate malty, light anise, light espresso aroma. Anise/licorice, dark chocolate, mild caramel, mild coffee, fairly malty flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
Thank you Linus_stick/Alan for this one! It’s black/brown with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and a bit of coffee. The flavour has notes of roasted malt, a light bitterness, licorice, coffee, hints of chocolate and a roasted, bitter finish with hints of grapefruit. The overall impression is a somewhat hard roasted beer, that is nice as it is, but it would get a higher score from me, if it were just a wee bit more mellow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Tap. Chocolate malt and light smokey aroma. Dark black with a moderate head. Chocolate malt and charcoal flavor. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2011
12oz bottle. Totally black with almost no head, just around the edges. After a rough day, the first sip was instant bliss. Roasty chocolate, coffee aroma that doesn’t come on terribly strong, but lingers in a satisfying way. Looks like "porter" is becoming one of my new favorite styles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Pours a deep ruby- almost pitch black with a fantastic two-finger, creamy, tan head that lasts throughout. Awesome lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, milk chocolate, raisins. Taste is medium bodied with some spicy hops and cocoa . Finish adds a nice touch of bittering hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Aftertaste is muted hops with some milk chocolate. Overall excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9364) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and lace. Aroma of huge coffee, malt, vanilla, and cognac. Tastes malty, slightly sweet, with a coffee, malt, maple, vanilla, roasty finish. Marvelous complexity and mouthfeel. Well balanced. An excellent porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle, batch number 9420. Pours a dark black with crimson highlights and a small tanned beige head. Chocolate, light roasted bitterness and a touch of plum sweetness. Medium bodied and full of roast. Not as smooth as could be, but still tasty, and paired up really well with butter cookies. Finishes up with a light roast bitterness and some more chocolate and almost vanilla tones.


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