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Planet Porter is a big beer for everyone. Don't be afraid of the dark; this beer is very drinkable and remarkably smooth, brewed for a malty, coffee-like flavor. A once almost extinct style of ale, Boulder Brewing helped revive the category and this is now one of the oldest American porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
black as night thin bubbly tan/brown head. Charcol in the nose. Malts and bitterness in the taste some evergreen in the finish. The mouth is tangy but bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Deep brown hue with reddish highlights, little head or lace. The aroma hints of molasses, caramelized malts, bittersweet chocolate, Kenya AA coffee, and earthy yeast esters. Nice sweet and twangy components up front during tasting. A nice dose of bitterness adds to the depth of the brew. A touch of smoke and straight forward coffee flavors upon the finish. The mouthfeel is crisp upon the tongue but has a very weak feel during the finish. Something just missing, the whole is less than the parts, muddles around and never fully meets it's promise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Opaque black with thick tan frothy head. Some lacing. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma as well as the taste. Some molasses, perhaps. A good drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2003
On tap: Had a dark brown/black color. Light tan head. Thin, but mostly due to the bartenders pour. This porter is on the bitter side of porters. Coffee and slightly acidic. Not bad, but I don't think at $4 US a pint it is a bargain, by any means.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Dark brown color with a very small tan head. Aroma of roast and chocolate. Roasted flavor. Very thin and watery. A little overcarbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2003
this beer is tasty and quite heady..mad dark blood red black, they could settle wars with this..wonderful porter one of the better boulder beers..goodnite gracie

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Smooth and lightly carbonated along the sides of the tongue. Flavors are medium roasty and slightly sweet. Tasted fantastic with the new "inside-out" Resses PeanutButter Cups.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Very nice dark brown color,medium sized tan head that lasted for some time then faded to leave a nice lacing behind.Malty,chocolate aroma with a mildly sweet side and also a hint of bitterness as well.malty chocolate taste with a slight coffee tone to it mildly sweet,with the after taste being chocolate and bitter sweet.I kind of liked this brew and i'm glad i have 5 more to sample for later it's a nice addition to the brew experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Clear and deep dark brown/black with burgundy highlights -- with a bright enough light. Thin tan head with oily lace. Cola-like carbonation, only a little softer. Big coffee flavors exude, along with some sweet chocolate. Healthy hop presence, providing some "zinginess" near the finish, as well as a little bitterness. Has a hint of smoke also. Overall, far from my ideal porter, but nevertheless enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Pours dark brown, settles solid darkish brown/black with slivers of dark amber poking through the sides and bottom. Hefty light brown top sits thickly and tight like the surface of a unweathered moon about an inch high and crumbles down fairly fast to a skim and the lacing in thin sheets eventually breaking into some spots. Aroma of roasted malts, somewhat subdued richness with a touch of cocoa and tang; a lost in space faint nose mostly. Taste loses some gravity with very mildly roasted malts with a bit of dark fruity tang and is over pretty fast. One dimensional and not much to it I'm afraid. Notes of cocoa and very limpid light hops subside within. Feel is smooth, light and creamy, close to medium body but thin in most aspects. It does have a good porter style drying that lightly lingers in the finish which helps create a bit of weather on this barren porter plantet. This planet looked to be in orbit at first but became eclipsed by a dull and average gravity that holds nothing down. This planet swings out of orbit and needs some kind of galactic help to bring it back.

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