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This robust dark ale is surprisingly smooth and drinkable. Caramel, molasses and chocolate flavors fill the palate. Its sweet start is perfectly balanced by a roasted dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4840) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
21st May 2015: BJís Laguna Hills outlet. Part of an eight glass flight. Thought this was the best of the eight beers I tried on the day. Ruby hue to the dark body, on top a lightly tanned foam blanket. Malts all the way here, fairly sweet initially it bottoms out a little drier and roasted latter in the mouth. Hides the alcohol well with itís depth of flavours. My sweet tooth took to this.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luvystypotables (1004) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2015
Subued aroma of malt, a great looking beer, black with well laced tan head. Bland taste of espresso, with a watery feel and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/21/15] Draught at BJís Mission Valley in San Diego. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast and nuts. Sweetish flavor, somewhat roasty, with some chocolate. Medium-bodied, quite rounded. A decent one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thorongil2 (1599) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
(tap) clear dark amber colour with a small brown head; fant aroma of candy, soy sauce; smooth palate, balanced flavour

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DocJitsu (1194) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a taupe head that sports excellent retention. Faint dark malt on the nose. Lifeless mouth feel. Watery roasted malt flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Nitro at BJs, Gainesville, VA. Pours a clear dark burgundy with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, dark fruits. The taste is chocolate, mild roasted malts, milky notes. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4527) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Mild coffee and cardboard aroma. Clear brown, thin creamy tan head. Coffee, pecan, woody flavor. Creamy medium body. Decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
RascalKing13 (1) - Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
Kind of disappointed in this. It tastes like a pilsner that is porter flavored. It looks really good but just doesnít have that thick porter taste that I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (7532) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Draft - Dark roasty malts and light coffee notes. Deep jet brown with a rich beige head. Light watery roast and some coffee notes. Pretty bleh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2621) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Somewhere between a porter and a dry stout (whatís the difference anyway, they say). Brown tinted red, creamy khaki head. Nose was big on coffee and cocoa, leading to a roasted finish that hinted a bitter hops and bitter/tannic roast malt. Fairly soft palate, creamy texture, seemed almost nitro like but I donít think it was.

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