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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Full bodied roasty black malt flavors with a smokey peasted malt finish. Ingredients: Malt = Pale, Crystal 80L, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Peated Malt. Hops = Columbus & Hallertauer MF. Yeast = Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale Specs: ABV = 5.8% O.G. = 1.054 or 13.4P IBU = 44


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Theyíre bottling now, which is pretty cool. Black in color, with a wispy head. Not much head was produced. The aroma is quite pleasant; there are touches of smoke, chocolate, jerky, and a little coffee. The aromas play well together, and nothing really is so salient that it ruins the aroma in terms of overpowering it. I was expecting more of a body considering I saw the word "Porter" on the bottle, but Iím being too critical - itís just fine. The smoky flavor immediately jumps out at me. Touches of coffee and jerky are there, and a subtle, subtle, subtle, soy sauce flavor. The sweetneess of the chocolate malt doesnít shine through as much as I though it would. It dries out my mouth quite a bit and leaves a long bitter, smoky flavor. Iím not really digging the flavor Iím left with, but everything else is relatively decent. Not a bad brew, but nothing exceptional either. The Big Al crew are some of the, hands-down, nicest folks Iíve ever met. Cheers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (536) - - JUN 18, 2012
On draft. Black, no head. Smokey roast aroma. Earthy campfire taste with a chocolate-sweet side to it. Smooth, medium-bodied. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1011) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Deep blackish color with hints of gold. Nice tabacco nose. Malty, smokey clean taste. Better than itís current style ranking IMO.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Draft pint. Solid black, large creamy brown head. Aroma of fruit, smoked malt, chocolate, soy. Taste of bitter cocoa and coffee, sweet milkiness. Feels like a Nitro beer is the texture, very creamy and smooth, kind of thin. Not sure if this was N2 or not. Either way, it was very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (919) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Mild aroma of prunes, woodsmoke and dark caramel. Not much head. Quite light and quaffable in the mouth. Maybe been spoiled by Alaska smoked porter but this one is clean. fairly friendly for a dark beer as minimal roast malt, and a smooth finish. otherwise not that memorable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
Draught and a fine accompaniment to beef. Black with thick off white head. Smoked malt aroma. Smokey flavour, with chocolate and peatiness. Malty chocolate and espresso finish. Not overly smoky. It is restrained.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Growler from the brewery. Dark chocolate and gentle smoke. Peat malt comes out in the sip and provides a soft texture combined with a long smoky finish. Light in body with a milk chocolate creamy edge.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Draft at Circa. Paired awesomely with their meatloaf. Black pour with a thick light tan head. Smokey nose with roasty notes and gentle chocolatiness. Tastes of dry chocolate, fairly low levels of char, nice wood smoke that doesnít drown out the sweeter notes. Yummy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 10, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Malt & Vine, Redmond, WA
Appearance: dark brown, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, light smoke, caramel sweetness
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, nice smokey character, touch of caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4620) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
(Draft) Sampled at GCBF 2009 in Victoria on September 9, 2009. Strong ashtray aroma, coffee grounds. Slightly lactic but mainly coffee grounds. Milky. Vanilla and mild bitter cocoa. 7/3/7/3/14


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