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RATINGS: 1457   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2009 Bottled. So I’m sitting here at home after driving around with the wife and kid and her sisters and their kids to the museum, with my car in the shop, and not finding out until late in the evening that they have to keep it another day because the spark plug that they stripped the threads putting in wrong two years ago would have to be worked out carefully, and it was too late to get a loaner so I could go to work tomorrow, and I say to myself, "Self," I say, "You need to settle down with a nice porter. What’s in the fridge?"

Well, this, for one. Pours out a nice deep brown body and a thin brown head. Good smell of chocolate malts. More chicory than coffee. Just a touch of astringency that almost pushes it into stout territory. Roasty and slightly smoky. Nice warming alcohol, despite being a mere 6%. Just the thing to lift my mood, and a great beer to have as part of Bell’s regular lineup, available in finer stores in the Chicago area, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2868) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at B Side. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of light licorice, chocolate, caramel, roast. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, roast, light caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Solid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (802) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours very dark brown, nearly black, with a thick tan head. Nose is dark roasted coffee with a touch of chocolate. Taste is mildly sweet. Full bodied with a silky texture. Average carbonation. Nice Porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4799) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle from Beer Frog cons 2015-05-11 Spring Hill AR: milk chocolate bar, baking chocolate AP: black body, fizzy/stouty sand brown head F: fizzy, roasted malt, wee milk chocolate, tar, salt liqurice, rough beverage

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (823) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: finger tan head, dark brown color, opaque, good lacing. Aroma: heavy chocolate, nutty, light roast, faint coffee notes. Palate: full body, creamy to lightly oily texture, softer carbonation. Taste: sweet chocolate and nuttiness with roasted coffee notes coming in, and finishing with nutty and vanilla. Overall, super smooth, very drinkable, high points for aroma and taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cutitoutdave (65) - - MAY 9, 2015
Pours light brown with thin tan head. Minimal aroma of roasted malts. Flavors of caramel and molasses. Medium body. Overall generic porter, nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
caramel, toast, roasty, grass, earthy, amber, medium bitterness, light body, A nice smooth porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4251) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear ruby black, medium tan head, dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, hint of smoke, anise. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, rich and roasty, coffee, hint of acidity. Medium body, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3971) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 24, 2015
Dark brown color. Hazelnut and milk chocolate dominate the nose. Malty mouth. Smooth and very drinkable. Slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1164) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle to pint glass Caramel, soy, oil, dark chocolate, cherry, and red pepper. Dark brown, with a 1 cm frothy, long lasting head. Taste is dark chocolate, malt, vanilla, nuts, bready yeast and bitterness throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sawbuck (412) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Sweet chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Bittersweet malt up front. Hints of coffee. Satin mouth feel and bitterness comes in on the finish with the best balance in a porter I’ve ever had.

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