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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter, a style of chocolate-brown ale, rose to fame during the 1700’s as a favorite refreshment of Industrial Revolution laborers including many working porters after whom it was named. Grant’s Perfect Porter is full-bodied and brewed with imported Scottish peated malt that enhances its delicious chocolate character with a pleasant, lightly smoky flavor.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Typical porter appearance with an inch-high tan head. Nose is immediately enjoyably rich with malt tones of coffee, chocolate and a feint smokiness. Mouthfeel is on the light side and oily. Flavor starts out nicely with above described attributes but then becomes overwhelmed with peat malt that makes the flavor stale, acrid, and pungent. A good attempt, but too much peat (i.e. in overrated Laphroig scotch) destroys depth and character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Pours a almost black with just a faint red. Aroma is of coffee and malt with some hops. Flavor is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a little smoke.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 29, 2005
marble black with an orange head. smell is dusty marshmallow, apple, and cocoa. bitter chocolate flavor. watery mouthfeel. this is thin. all chalky bitter is wrong tasting, like a bitter cauliflower. this is not the perfect porter, mediocre porter, yes, perfect, no.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Very little to no head that pours a carmel color. The body of the beer is a very dark brown, almost black. A nice coffee aroma combined with a smoked barley. High carbonation but a very nice and smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 22, 2005
The aroma is a rich maltiness with hints of smoke. The color is deep black with a creamy tan head. The flavor is a pleasent dark chocolate with hints of smoked roastedness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Pours dark with a thin tan head. Lots of cocoa; some maltiness coming through. A decent porter all around. Too bad they just went out of business (again!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (6406) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Bottle: Huge cocoa aroma, Light roastiness is there, but it’s burried behind the cocoa. Pours a dark brown with hints of orange around the bottom of the glass when held to the light. Moderate off-white head diminishes quickly. Flavor is almost all slightly watery cocoa with a light roasted coffee in the background. So much cocoa that it’s overbearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2005
from the bottle. poured brown with a nice sized tan head that left some nice lacing. aroma brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. flavor chocolate covered cherries, malt, sugar honey. enjoyed this beer nice and smooth with a nice mouthfeel too it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2589) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Black pour, almost no head. Very nice aroma for a porter. Chocolate and vanilla come out the most, but also some coffee and roast. Flavor is like lighter chocolate. Very smooth drinking. After having this brewery’s IPA and ’Imperial’ Stout, I was skeptical of a lesser porter, but this one turned out to be superior to each of those easily.

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