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RATINGS: 1431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (432) - Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Aroma of chocolate and smoke. Taste is chocolate, smokey, roasted malts, mild hops, easy drinking!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1624) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Pours a pretty dark brown with khaki colored head. Caramel malts and coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (940) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Opaque dark brown with spongy beige head, mocha aroma, medium carbonation, coffee beans taste, thin body, abrupt finish. Nice example of a smooth porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnwokedi89 (71) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2015
This porter pours out dark as night with a thin layer of head at the top. I consumed this beer from a pint glass instead of a porter beer glass though. The aroma is a bit smoky and a tad bit acrid as well. The after tasted of this porter is roasted nutty with a chocolate-like finish. This os a less "sweet" porter and more robust and smoky nature.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TH28 (166) - - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. 110 days old. Appearance: Deep brown and opaque with a hint of ruby red. Head is almost non existent. Aroma: Roasted malt dominates over any noticeable yeast of hop aroma. Taste: sweet, highly roasted malt that isn’t acrid or bitter, giving way a well balanced hop bitterness. Pretty straightforward. Mouthfeel: Thin, light body with low carbonation. Bottle seemed flat. Finish: Well balanced, with dry roast that lingers. Overall: Typical roasted malt character of a robust porter, with a surprisingly thin, light body and carbonation. Maybe it was just a flat bottle. Will have to to seek out a fresher version. Otherwise, an average robust porter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (920) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Roasted malt, chocolate and some hop bitterness. Easy going porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (523) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown, very thin tan lacing. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt. Aroma is enjoyable but a little too mild. Medium sweet taste. Medium-heavy body, smooth texture, finish is crisp, mild sweet and mild bittering. Good porter, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (409) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Coffee black pour with a small tan head. Roasted malt aromas and coffee grounds. Coffee, chocolate and some slight cherry flavors when it warms up. Good brew. Bells is always on point.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (807) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
pours clear brown with a red glow. chocolate, cherry and wood aroma. taste has notes of cocoa, tree bark, raisins and cherry. finish is woody and stiff. A classic porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkSong (308) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
12 oz bottle. It pours black with no head. It has the aromas of chocolate, coffee and tobacco. I really like this beer. It has the flavors of chocolate, coffee, smoke and a roasted flavor. It is complex without being overly complex. I’d definitely buy this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (284) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2014
BOD 8/29/14. Pours almost black. Above average head volume, excellent retention and lacing. Light nose of roast with hints of dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied with a nice slick texture that approaches creamy. Above average carbonation with effervescence from the middle on. The flavor profile is of average intensity, a bit complex and is masterfully balanced. It begins with a blend of roast, dark fruit and dark chocolate that reveal themselves in that order. The roast lingers to the middle where it meets a mild hop bitterness. The finish is a slow fade of roast and hop bitterness over a slightly sweet note. A good laid back porter, but not outstanding.


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