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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


CheersMate's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2012
They’re 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 I’m being too critical - it’s 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 doesn’t shine through as much as I though it would. It dries out my mouth quite a bit and leaves a long bitter, smoky flavor. I’m not really digging the flavor I’m 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 I’ve ever met. Cheers.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Native (10) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Classic smokey bitterness you would expect from a porter mild malt notes and a very easy drinking beer off tap

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMCtime (75) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Sweet and malty aromas. A mild sweet malt flavor with a strong smokey bitterness. Leaves a smokey roasted coffee after flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcon25 (251) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Draft pour at malt and vine. Black pour, smoked hop aroma, and you can definitely taste the smoke but it’s not overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6033) - Utah, USA - JAN 7, 2015
22oz bottle from Yokes
Pours almost black with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma dark malts, peaty and leather. Taste of roasted malts, ashy, roast coffee and milk chocolate, dry finish
Mouthfeel is a little thin. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Niiccceee -- nearly stout like! Incredible chocolate aroma. Solid thick mouthfeel. Very intense chocolate notes. Not getting much smoke, so we have a misnomer here, but I really like this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is actually a bit more complex than I anticipated - I got some burnt roasting and a little dark fruit before I got the smokiness of this one. Taste is very smokey and dry, though I can get just a hint of chocolate at the end of this one. Not a bad brew...

3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (419) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Dark in color with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and coffee. Taste of dark chocolate and smoke with lots of carbonation. Sour aftertaste. Medium bodied. Overall, I’m not a fan of this beer

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (391) - Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Serving: from tap at Filiberto’s Italian Restaurant. Aroma: none detected. Appearance: large, creamy light brown, initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-red/brown body. Taste: lightly acidic initial flavor and lightly bitter, smoky finish. Long duration. Palate: medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation. Overall: excellent porter. Great appearance. Not too acidic. Smoky flavor keeps it interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of smoke, bakers cocoa, vanilla and roasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, black patent malt and bakers cocoa with a smooth dry lingering smoked finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9439) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. Brownish-black color with a medium thin beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium body with flavors of smoked malt, dark chocolate and slight coffee. The finish is malty with a subtle smoke aftertaste. Decent overall.


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