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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2012
Finally getting around to rating this one. Pours an almost clear very dark brown with thin tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, slight smoke, coffee, caramel, and slight nuttiness. Flavor matches well and comes together very nicely. One heck of a porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (237) - - APR 15, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is dark malts. Taste is chocolate and coffee with a little smokiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (172) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap..dark brown pour with tan head..aroma of chocolate,roasted marshmallows,coffee..smooth,dry..not too carbonated..solid porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1672) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2014
12 oz bottled 3.5 months ago, purchased at Johnís Grocery ($1.79) and poured into a pint glass at home. Black appearance with a lingering tan head and thick lacing. Aroma of roast, dark malts, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Similar flavor, adding a mild earthy bitterness. Medium body, slick and smooth with average carbonation, a little dry. Rich and robust, but still pretty easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle, BBOTMC. Dark brown-black and opaque. Slightly roasty, a little smoky aroma, dry, roasty bitterness, faintly smoky taste. Medium-bodied, hickory-like finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Huge malt base with lots of chocolate. Very full body with lots of flavor. Excellent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (555) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Solid porter with nice chocolate flavors. Soft flavors and very approachable clearly distinguishes itself from a stout which a lot donít.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schlaubee (14) - - MAR 13, 2014
Good smells upon opening the bottle. Very full yet clean mouthfeel with coffee notes on the finish. Iím not a coffee drinker so I like when porters are not overwhelmingly coffee flavored. This one is nicely balanced. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (473) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours an opaque blackish brown with a small tan head. Nose is dark roasted malt with a hint of chocolate. Nice and creamy on the palate with average viscosity. Taste is of dark roasted malts, some coffee and chocolate. Very light on the hops flavor resulting in a very smooth flavor. Pairs well with a corned beef sandwich on rye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NaturalIce (146) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Itís like a delicious barbeque in my mouth. Never really liked porters much but hadnít tried one in a while. Unfortunately, I started with Bells and now my expectations are way too high. Hickory goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tympanic (163) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bellís always makes a fine beverage. This one was malty and sweet but not too big. I bought it in the little shop in Grand Central Terminal.

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