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Bert Grantís Perfect Porter, a style of chocolate-brown ale, rose to fame during the 1700ís as a favorite refreshment of Industrial Revolution laborers including many working porters after whom it was named. Grantís Perfect Porter is full-bodied and brewed with imported Scottish peated malt that enhances its delicious chocolate character with a pleasant, lightly smoky flavor.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Pour is pretty much black with a thin tan head...smell is rich and smokey with lots of cocoa...taste is a tad smokey, but very chocolatey...a little thin...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2006
In the bottle. Iím sad to see this go. Pours black with a dark beige head that remains throughout the beer. Aroma is of strong coffee and a bit of mint chocolate. Flavor supports a tingly first bite yielding to a malty sweetness. Chocolate flavor is well developed. Not super thick, but better than medium. This is smooth and easy to drink. Only fault I can find is a bit of a salty finish. This was my last one. Maybe I should have held onto this longer for nostalgiaís sake?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Cocoa porter-and then some. Lots of chocolate flavor makes it really good, and is also the problem.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 6, 2006
06-Apr-06 (12 oz bottle: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Well, one last time with this now-defunct beer, and a shame because itís a pretty decent porter. Very chocolaty and moderately sweet, like eating a chocolate bar. Bitterness, hops, roast, these are all greatly subdued here, so the chocolate is absolutely dominant, but the mild smokiness in the finish is quite nice. More of the same in the nose: sweet chocolate candy, and probably moreso than the flavor. The biggest problem with this beer is that the body is a bit thin and watery, and thought I like the flavor, it too suffers from a bit of thinness. Mahogany in color with some transparency. Smallish, light-tan head settles to a ring. Despite some issues with body and one-dimenionality, this is still quite an enjoyable porter. But there is so much good beer out there, Iím not heartbroken that this oneís a goner.

20-Feb-04 (12 oz bottle) Itís smells and tastes like drinking liquified chocolate. Very chocolatey, dark roasted malt totally dominates the flavor, but the nose is misleadingly sweet. Moderately bitter, but less than what is the norm for a Grantís beer. The palate is very thin and watery, and carbonation on the palate is minimal. Dark brown in color and nearly opaque. Sizeable, tan head on the pour has good retention, but marginal lacing. (6, 4, 7, 3, 14 = 3.4)

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mbcratpack (1) - brighton, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2006 does not count
It is a sad day that the best porter I have ever had, bar none, by far, has been reitired! Whatís up with that????

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2006
From a stubby 12 oz. brown bottle with a blurb about the porter on the back label and no freshness date. Poured an opaque dark french roasted coffee color with a samll pale tan head that reduced to a thin lacing. Had a faint smoky aroma, coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. Moderate carbonation and a smooth medium bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Had a burnt chocolate malt taste, a little sweetness and a soft hoppiness in the middle and a semi-dry sweet charcoal finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3719) - - FEB 3, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 roasted coffee aroma. very dark with a beige head. coffee, milk chocolate, smoke. long dry chalky milky aftertaste. could use some more carbonation but I really like this because of the strong chocolate malt character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Perfect porter pours black with a reddish hue. A thin, wispy tan colored head has it as well as roasted nut and chocolate malt aromas. Light bodied and softly carbonated with a watery texture. A rich taste of chocolate and blackened malts . No hop flavors to be found here. A pretty nice dark ale

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
The aroma features chocolate, coffee, and sugar. The appearance is nearly black with a small but thick head that goes away quickly. The flavor is the same as the aroma (chocolate, coffee, and sugar) but with a little smoke and vinegar. The palate is not as thick as I had hopped. Overall itís not bad and for a beer itís about as close as youíre going to get to a mocha latte. The only thing I donít like about it is the astringent aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle from Kevin. Usual dark body with a thin ring of bubbles. Nose-smells like an old cardboard box that once held chocolate candies. Taste-spent coffee grounds, grapes, sharp flavoring hops, thin chocolate milk, musty cardboard finish. Not bad, but not perfect.


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