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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The quintessential British style brown porter. During the 1800s this full bodied style of ale made up 80% of the beer sold in England.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2011
12 oz bottle to pint glass. Pours nearly black with a few amber edges, tan head which laces nicely. I get chocolate and some bready malt, maybe a little dark fruit, a fig. Taste is very balanced, sweet molasses,bread, a little coffee and chocolate, but blended well. Has a very slight dry bitter finish that complements it quite nicely. Silky mouthfeel. A very nice beer from Blackstone.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1258) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On Tap at Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery in Nashville TN. St Charles is a rich red brown brew with a nice head of small bubbles. Nose is sweet and hearty with roasted malt goodness. Taste is a bit of medium malt with good hop presence throughout. Body is a bit on the thin side, thinner than typical for the style. A good porter none the less.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2014
It poured a dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma was of caramel and roasted malts. The taste was of roasted malts and coffee. It had a medium body with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Machinari_Diem (56) - - FEB 28, 2014
Brilliantly clear dark reddish brown appearance. Bready, buttery, caramel aromas. Earthy hop aromas. Flavor full bodied molasses and caramel maltiness with bitter bite and lingering sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Springlicker. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, lightly roasted black malt, cocoa and grassy earth. Lighter medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Draft->shaker. Deep brown woth medium tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, hint of earthy hops. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhp40219 (255) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with an amber hue. Large tan head and good amount of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, hints of dark fruit and coffee. Taste is heavy on the roasted malts up front with coffee, dark chocolate, plum, and an underlying earthy hop bitterness. Tasty sweetness and bitter mix in the finish of toast, dark chocolate, and hop resin. Medium bodied, oily but slightly thin texture, average carbonation. Interesting beer. Taste and mouthfeel are kind of a mix of a porter and a brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Draught at the Blackstone Restaurant, Nashville, TN.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small off-white head. Roasted malt, mild coffee and some sweetness in the aroma. Roasted malt, dryness, mild coffee and some bitterness in the flavour. Quite easy for a Porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (558) - Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Great dark color. Chocolate notes. Very smooth and drinkable for a porter style.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Charlesdht (1) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2013 does not count
This beer is phenomenal! An absolutely perfect representation of a Brown Porter and the GABF medals prove it. Well balanced malty deliciousness. My favorite Porter by far.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1323) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Shared from a 12oz brown bottle into a nonic glass, thanks gregwilsonstl. It poured a clear dark brown colour, reddish at the edges, with long-lasting beige foam and lots of lace. Aromas of toast, roasted barley, plums, raspberries, coffee. Flavour was tart, toasty again, caramelly, fruity, bright coffee-like acidity again. Nice bready malt flavours with true-to-style English hop balance. Light body and carbonation, a bit thin but not to the point of watery, with a nice chalky/mineral water mouthfeel. A basic but well-crafted Porter. Good stuff.


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