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RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 Pours opaque brown-black with a decent tan head. Aroma is roasty and sweet, coffee with sugar and maltiness. Flavor is all dry roastiness, bitter coffee and a hint of fruit under it all. Nice palate with a very mild carbonation and a dry, roasted finish that hangs on for a fair while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Lovely french roast coffee bean hue with a thin but ever present mocha colored head and some lace as well. Very soft aromas of chocolate, prunes and espresso. A little thin the second time around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Black with creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet and fairly roasty. Coffee flavor starts at mid-taste and gets strongly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2570) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2003 Time for the ol' descriptive re-rating treatment. Aroma is a bit on the sharp side, some citric hop and lightly roasted coffee, just a touch of cocoa. Super creamy and fairly thick light tan head, color is an opaque deep, dark brown. This beer is unfiltered and bottle conditioned with a very light dusting of sediment. Flavor goes through a few stages very quickly. It starts off with a bit of chocolatey sweetness, then shifts to roasted, dryish malt right before the Nugget, Willamette, Magnum and Cascade blend makes it's considerable presence felt. (Boulevard loves Nugget, I think it's in every beer they make in some quantity.) This beer defines the robust/sharp porter category for me. Lingering roastiness mingles with the hop juices for the finish, aftertaste is the same, dry, hoppy, roasted. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel with a bit of hop tingle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Just a great American beer. A great example of an American Porter. A good bit sharp, really low on the choc. malt, and a nice hope element in the finale. Great mouthfeel for a porter, thin to medium. An excellent selection sent from Wichita by the man, Philly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2002
At the brewery/... good hoppy, malty with nice aroma. Nice color and head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2002
This is the first porter I’ve tried, but I find it very enjoyable. It has a nice hoppy element with a smooth ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2002
A fair porter, but agreed that BB Porter is much superior. Worth a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2002
Malty aroma, tan head, with nice lacing compliment the dark brown color of this beer. Unfortunately, the flavor didnt live up to the appearance for me. Maybe I’ve had too many Deschutes Black Butte Porters, because this just didnt measure up. Not as rich and smooth front to back. This was ok, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Nice, very deep brown/black color and solid tan head that leaves some good Belgian-lace. The aroma is limited, but that’s OK for porter. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is rich with malt and intense roasted barley. There’s a flash of sharp hop flavor in the middle (Cascades?), but it’s covered over by the roastiness before the swallow is through. The finish is dry and roasty, revealing a little bit more of the hops; seemingly lasting forever.

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