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RATINGS: 1369   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheOneAfter909 (22) - Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Delicious. What you would expect from a porter. Great flavor, so drinkable. Will buy again.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cavnar (12) - Pace, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2014
I really like this. A nice basic porter, but sessionable with rich malt flavor and a clean aftertaste. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeforeH20 (126) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Dark near black pour with a khaki head. Aroma has great notes of smokines, malts, and chocolate. tatse is layered with notes of toffee, cocoa, coffee, and a smokey finish. Great porter !

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlyFishingBob (14) - Clinton Township, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2009
On tap at home. This beer is loaded with coffee and chocolate flavors. The smell of the beer really contributes to the whole experience. Dark brown with a thick, dark tan/ light brown head.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shitpantz (59) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Many years ago this was the first porter I tasted. It is still one of my favorites of this under appreciated style. The aroma notes malt and chocolate notes and the taste reveals coffee undertones balanced perfectly between the deep chocolate malt and subtle hops.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011 Bottle from santa - thanks! Pours a dark brown with a slight tan head that fades out to a foam slick. Aroma is pure roasted oat, dry malt, smoke, some chocolate, and if you try real hard there is some fatty bacon in there as well. Bells nailed it on the aroma with this beer. Taste is somewhat light with smoke, roasted malt, oat, and a bit of a brown ale type finish. There is a light hops presence on the back third of the taste that provides a pleasant bitterness to the finish. I’ve been looking for this beer all along without knowing it. Mouthfeel is clean, light, but with enough roast to perfectly support the flavor profile. Just a spot-on, killer porter with excellent roast and some smoke. Bells for the win.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkbachman (179) - - OCT 10, 2012
Chocolate malts are very present. Slight coffee aftertaste. Low hop aroma and bitterness. Very drinkable porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedc813 (1) - - FEB 10, 2013 does not count
Great coffee and chocolate flavor. Mild bitterness. Great aroma. Overall excellent beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ptw (15) - - NOV 25, 2013
A simple, straightforward porter but by no means does this mean average. Its strength is in its simplicity. Very drinkable for one bottle or more. I prefer strong simple straightforward porters and this one is the best example Iin my limited tastings. Those who want more complex flavors may not prefer it but they would be hard pressed to find fault with it. The detailed reviews cover the particulars and would not expect much variation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
This is a really nice porter. Thick mouthfeel, chocolate aroma with a roasted coffee flavor.


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