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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 (2856) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1160) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 5, 2015
From bottle to pint glass. Semi-sweet chocolate, dark wheat and baker’s chocolate aroma. Pours almost opaque brown with garnet highlights. Full dark tan head lingers, with very minimal webbing on the side. Taste is chocolate and chocolate powder. Sweet malt in moderate high amounts leads to a sweet finish. Moderate low bitterness balances well with the chocolate aspects.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1970) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at home while in Jacksonville. Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Lightly grassy coffee aroma... Medium body, medium carbonation. Sweet, with milk choc, coffee, light lemon, some pine... Lovely balance. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1377) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Opaque black with a two-finger frothy head and nice lace. Roasted coffee aromas accompnied by dark fruit, semisweet chocolate and biscuits. Cocoa powder and coffee flavors dominate, mild balancing hop bitterness. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, moderate carbonation and a lingering fireplace log smoke in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chribban (239) - SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2015
Dark brown beer with a one finger high head. Nose: Roasted malt, brown sugar, dried fruit and coffee. Taste: Malt, grass, roasted coffe beans, dark chocolate and brown sugar. Body: Medium body with medium carbonation. Well balance between sweetnesss and bitterness. Nice smooth taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours black with thin white head. Roasted malt, French roast coffee aroma. Roasted malt, some roasted coffee, mild sweetness, mild bitter finish. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml at Breukelen Beer Merchants, Brooklyn. Dark brown with tan head. Sweet, malty, chocolate, hint of coffee. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (379) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Shipshape. The aroma is somewhat faint with notes of roasted malts; however, the taste is much more pronounced with roasty malt and faint caramel. Finish is light and dryer that I was expecting. There is also quite a bit of carbonation, which gives the impression of a more refreshing and lighter experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Solid porter with roasted grain, notes of chocolate, and coffee. Dark pour with thin white lacing. Go to porter...easy going and very drinkable just not too exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baristas2Brewers (24) - - FEB 8, 2015
Bottled on 08/06/14. This is a very nice porter. Truly enjoy anytime with the perfect blend of dark malts and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1251) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. Extremely dark with a very small head. Aroma is burnt grains, coffee and hints of chocolate. Taste is a bitter chocolate, coffee and burnt grains.

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