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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3874) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
Much lighter than a porter should be. Tastes and feels much more like a nut brown. Not what I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nephilium (1428) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2012
(Growler pour) Slightly sweet, roasted aroma. Pours a clear brown, with ruby highlights when held up to the light, and no head at all. This beer has no carbonation in it after the growler fill. It seems that they did a top fill, and allowed all of the carbonation to escape. Thin bodied, with a touch of roasted notes with minimal finish. This isnít bad on tap, just donít expect a growler fill of it to hold up for even 12 hours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zeswaft (1422) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Another watery mess from Bjís. Decent appearance, really tight, fine head. I think it was nitro. Body was flat. Flavorless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gizmo_ber (187) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2012
Very smooth and very drinkable, wish I had a BJs near me so I could enjoy this more often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1128) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
A great porter. Creamy, nutty smell. Pours a great black with red hints. Tastes creamy smooth with hints of vanilla. Had on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3784) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Sampler at Arlington, TX location. Comes dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is malt, chocolate, caramel, and a bit of smoke. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
annunz123 (891) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Had this at the BJs in El Paso. Porter starts sweet, but taste is then overwhelmed by smokiness. Decent, but certainly not the best porter out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (956) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Actually had this at the BJís La Mesa. Poured from a draft into a pint glass at BJís Brewery in La Mesa, Calif. Color was very dark brown, just a tad bit lighter than the Tatonka Stout. About an inch of head. Tan lacing on the top. Smooth film on the sides. Smelled of sweet chocolate malts. A tad whiff of coffee and toffee on the other side. Taste was very similar to the nose. Tasted the chocolate malts up front, followed by caramel and toffee. Some coffee beans came in late. Full body. Smooth and creamy texture. Average carbonation. Smooth and long finish. Not a bad beer. I thought this was better than the Tatonka Stout. Iíd probably give it another try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Dark brown pour with a small head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Thin bodied, with a butterscotch note that is off-putting. Not terrible, but wouldnít order again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2011
draft... one of their better beers, an average unoffensive porter, mostly chocolate notes

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