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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This is a classic example of a Robust Porter. It is a ruby-hued black beer with a predominant roast malt flavor. The addition of black malt adds an underlying dryness which balances the sweetness of the crystal malts. If you love big beers this is one not to miss!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Deep brown. Almost black. Light.roasty aroma. Roasted malt taste with a little sweetness and quite a bit of bitterness. Strong bite for a porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
Draught at the Bend Brewing Co. in Bend, OR. Mild coffee nose. Dark brown with some ruby highlights and a thin circle of tan head. Mild, pleasant chocolatey initial / gets thin and sweeter in mid / finish is a similar mild sweetness with lingering chocolate. Medium-heavy body. Nice little porter, very light hopping and good balance.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Tap at Bend Brewing Co, Bend, 23/05/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head. Nose is on the thin side, light roast, biscuit, dark toffee. Taste comprises light roast, toffee, sugars. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light roast finish. Sub average - on the thin side all round, aroma, flavour and feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium thin and creamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and hops. Medium body with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. light roasty malt aroma. Roasty flavor with light chocolate and light malt. Medium-plus bodied. Coffee and roast linger with caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (876) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Deep brown with a brown head. Aromas of roasted malt. Some chocolate on the palate but a thin-medium mouthfeel led to a quick fall-off of the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2011
On tap @ Bend Brewing Co. Rich chocolate and coffee flavor and aroma. Balanced and smooth. Another great beer from Bend.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Dark ruby color. Toasty and roasty malt in the aroma with some fruity yeast touches. Chocolate and toasty malt flavors. Sweet overall with low hops. Remains fairly drinkable though. Medium body and smooth texture.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
on tap-pours a tan head and dark mahogany color. Aroma is roasty dark malt. Taste is roasty/molasses-dark malt, earthy hops-some acidic, some dark fruit-raisin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2008
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of caramel and coffee. Has a a roasted malty chocolate finish.


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