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RATINGS: 1461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
12 oz bottle. It pours a nice dark brown, black in the glass with a rightly foamed tan head that sticks very nicely It recedes with some nice lacing. The smell is classic American porter in every sense of the style. There is a strong roastiness, a little kiss of hops, caramel, and chocolate. The taste is very good, It could use a bit more body but the flavors are great. Tons of chocolate and roastiness dominate the profile but there is also some caramel and hops. The bitterness is at a great level in comparison to the sweetness, especially for the style. It is balanced and drinkable. The guy below me has it right: not quite Edmund Fitz or Blake Butte but this one is one of the supeb examples of the style. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-09-2010 00:42:34

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
Deep brown/black beer, thick tan head. Aroma is quite rich and sweet. Loads of cocoa/chocolate and a soft herbal character. A little bit chewy and sweet with loads of rich cocoa and chocolate. Lightly chewy with a bit of cocoa and dark malts. Very smooth and well-balanced. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8836) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Poured dark with a tan head, aroma was woody and smoky. Tastes of slight coffee and chocolate with some smoke in the finish. Overall a decent porter with average qualities.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2003 Tastes a little like cola, fizzles on the tongue, with more carbonation than I care for. Tastes are of ginger and berries, which are very nice. Unlike many others in the category.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8500) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Round malts offer chocolate smoke and roasted coffee beans…Nascent DMS undermines the back roastiness and bitterness...Fruity and well-built, but nowhere near Fuller’s or Anchor’s in my 2 experiences with it so far...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2006 July 2006 - Very dark brown almost black body with a small fluffy tan head. (3+) Lightly acidic mocha and dark malt in the aroma. Flavour is likewise. Average palate is a touch thin for the style. Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry. 7/4/7/3/14 - 3.5 <P> July 2004 - Black body with smallish tan head. Aroma is phenomenal, it gently caresses your nose with hints of vanilla, caramel and toffee with some malt mixed in. The flavour is lovely, but does not quite live up to the echantment of the aroma. Sweet maltiness with a touch of roastiness in the finish. Palate is on the light side but very smooth. Many thanks to NorthYorkSammy for this one. 9/3/7/3/14 - 3.6

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8353) - 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.


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