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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The quintessential British style brown porter. During the 1800’s this full bodied style of ale made up 80% of the beer sold in England. Or most decorated beer and now the most decorated brown Porter in the history of the GABF.


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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2016
On Tap at Blackstone Brewery, Nashville, TN, 4.5.16. Clear dark red. Malt, sweet aroma, hints of roastiness, hints of chocolate syrup. Roasty bitterness and a little sweet in the mouth. Rather light-bodied, soft fizz, long, sweet and roasty aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (5226) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is a dark brown with a beige head of foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma has notes of roast, leather, and vanilla. The taste has a good bit of sweetness to it. Balanced a bit by the roast, but still leaning toward sweet pretty heavily. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1431) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Pours a mahogany color with a thin white head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, and earthy hops. Flavor is caramel, biscuit, and earthy hops. Has a light body. Easy drinker, but light on flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1462) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2015
January 4th, 2014 - Also hailing from the South (and generously donated by a friend in TN) comes Blackstone’s Brewing St. Charles Porter, a calm, brown brew with little head, and all the scent of a generic winter warmer: malty with a touch of grape. The palate is flat with a decent flavor, finishing like Guinness, and debuting with some more of that grape sugar. But it’s nothing exceptional, and not unlike a lot of brown sweet beers you’ll find crowding shelves these days.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4272) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2016 One 12 oz bottle from TN with no BB date notched on the label despite the presence of notch-date marks. Revised with another bottle in June 2016 with a BB date of July 2016. Served in a Belgian snifter. Pours light for style, with a clear red-brown body. The body remains light for style and clear even after I shake the few drops of sediment out of the bottle. There’s a decent head but it soon dies to a partial coat and thin ring. As the color suggests, this has less very dark roasted malts than many porters; nonetheless, both the aroma and flavor feature medium and medium-dark malts. The flavor is faintly bitter overall but the aroma is sweet. Feel: medium-light body and medium carbonation. Overall: a gentle, mild, easy drinking porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6731) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Tap. Pours reddish hazel, medium tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is light, roasty, hints of chocolate, toffee. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, clean and roasty. Medium body

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (2799) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2015
Fat @ Brewpub. Mörkbrun öl med röda inslag. Smutsvitt medelstort skum. Dofter av choklad, kaffe och trä. Smakinslag av choklad, röda bär, kaffe och rostad malt. Torr munkänsla, aningen vattnig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is dark grain, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt, caramel malt, some herbal hops, and chocolate. Good porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Decent porter. Dark brown pour. Ash and chocolate nose. Body is a bit more nutty tasty. Light for a porter. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (6585) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2015
12 ounce bottle thanks to John. Thin boy and a bit of chocolate. Too thin for my taste.


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