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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 (2898) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (978) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown with a nice thick tan head and some spotty lacing. Nice roasted malts aroma combined with some coffee, chocolate and maybe some vanilla. Taste is roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Very easy to drink, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (840) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Roasted malt, slight sweet smooth Porter. Full flavored, balanced, but with a bit of a bitter dry finish. Nice smooth Porter, but noticeable hop bitterness in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (138) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2015 Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of, chocolate, raisin, licorice. Taste the same with, smoke, caramel, coffee. Little lacing in the glass. Light on the palate. Overall nice porter. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (355) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is the same. Fairly thin for a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3217) - 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 (923) - 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 (4948) - 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 (835) - 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 (67) - - 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

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