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RATINGS: 921   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The intense flavors of dark-roasted malt in our rendition of the classic English porter are perfectly balanced by a generous and complex hop character. Bully! Porter’s robust nature makes it the ideal companion to a variety of foods, from seafood to chocolate.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (2083) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Bottle: This beer is a very dark brown color. It also has a good, strong tan head. There is a decent aroma of hops to it: somewhat more than you would expect in a porter. Good strong body of roastiness, chocolate and some coffee. Good taste of hoppiness to it. I like this!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Strong aroma and not as sweet as a typical porter with a hint of bitternes. The flavor is decidedly hoppy (must be the "complex hop character" of the commercial description) but I like it - it doesn't seem out of place here. The overall effect is smooth and offers a nice mouthfeel with very little aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2003
Dark brown color,small long lasting tan head.malty hoppy aroma with a mild sweetness as well.Brief roasty flavor at first that changed quite fast to a big blast of hops and mild chocolate.The after taste was mostly bitter hops with just a very faint presence of other flavor's.This is definately not what i expected for a porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Bottle. Typical brown, average head. An average porter, nothing really special here. Maybe a hint of brandy that seems to blend well with the standard porter flavors, but not enough for big points.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Solid lookin' porter pouring amber brown to settle very dark brown with deep amber highlights and a solid tight frothy head of tannish cocoa color that grew to just below an inch high faded somewhat slowly to a ever present skim and lots of light webby lace. Smell is a solid roasted malt aroma with a milk chocolatey backing and upon swirling gets a note of coffee and burntness. Taste is a bit more complex then the smell with a hefty almost chewy amount of roasted malts, giving it a over baked, slightly burnt cookie sense with mild milk chocolate and a slight coffee flavor appearing late and the drying sense from the coffee and chocolate showing up even later, quite a nice finish. Overall, very smooth and easy with a light milding amount of bittering hops and just the right amount of taste and flavors to make you take notice. Feel is medium bodied, starts a little weak but picks up nicely and finishes with a genuine porter quality 'late' finish that I like. Its not as sweet or as bold as some porters, but its respectable. Very drinkable as well. Reasonably solid porter.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
I don't think I enjoyed this one as much as the others. As far as porters go, I didn't find this very sweet (like others I've tried) it had a more roasted nut flavour. Light on the aroma - mostly malt, smooth mouthfeel. Overall pretty good, but I'd like a little more kick.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (4034) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Substantial head and subtle flavors. Very frothy, with a tingling and mild aroma. Reddish color. Roasted, nutty, all around decent, with an average mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
A very good porter. Color and mouthfeel are right on. I expected perhaps a bit dryer, but I have no major problems with this beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2003
A dark brown color with a tan head. A touch nutty with some roasted malt which is a typical nose for a porter. The palate seemed a little thin but the nuttiness and roasted malts were nice in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Dark red/brown color, medium head. Aroma of coffee and hops. Moderately sweet, with coffee and chocolate flavors, and some hop bitterness. Had a fresh, brisk mouthfeel to it and the lacing was fair. Bittersweet finish.


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