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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2004
Dark black color with not much head or lacing. The aroma is roasty with notes of coffee. The flavor is also roasty but more mild with some smoky flavors. Finishes lightly sweet. Not too dry or bitter. Decent! Chewy mouthfeel and a light astringency.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5794) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2004
This bottled brew poured a small head of brown colored finely sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a minimal lacing. The body was semi-opaque dark ruby red brown colored with no visible carbonation. The aroma was a medium malt molasses one and the mouth feel was smooth and malty from start to finish with a mild coffee bite. The flavor was mild coffee dark malt and medium strength. A decent drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - FEB 28, 2004
I'm enjoying this porter as I am rating it. I've not had too many porters, but this isn't too bad. Poured very dark, almost black with nice tan head that lingers. Slightly watery mouth feel, but decently carbonated. Chocolaty overtones in both flavor and aroma with hints of coffee, but not deep like a french roast as Summit's version. Still in all, I kind of like this for a "change in rotation" to add to my weekly beer festing. It's worth having again and I still have a couple more to go from the brewers choice pack that I got the other day. I have heard that Porters have been almost a lost art. I'm glad several brewers are making it now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Bottle. When poured, this beer formed a small sized tan head with fine sized bubbles that quickly dissipated. The body was opaque and no carbonation was observed. The hue of this beer was dark brown with a malty, chocolate, coffee and sweet nose. The flavor was sweet, lightly bitter, and coffee. The mouthfeel was smooth, but seemed to be on the thin side for a Porter beer. The lacing was very sparse. This beer just seemed to lack character and a good Porter flavor.

   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 (6557) - 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 (1535) - 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

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