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RATINGS: 909   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6393) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2003
A nice brown/reddish hue with a strong tan head and good lacing. Roasted malt, expresso, bittersweet chocolate, wood, smoke, and an undertone of pine and citrus on the nose. Nice balance on the palate of sweet malts and bitter hops, dry acidic finish. Slighty creamy and lively mouthfeel, a bit short through. A high quality stout and highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2003
This one is a bit close to a stout, with some strong coffee notes and some decent hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Good head retention. Nice roasted chocolate aroma. Slightly sweet body with a hint of roasted malt and a taste of chocolate. One of the better proters I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2003
Dark mahogany(looks black).Huge,off-white,head,with constant carbonation rising.Airy,sweet aroma of dark malt,roast,and a little hop.Decent lacework,and nice carbonation.Soft,creamy, mouthfeel.Starts slightly sweet/roasty. A little chocolate before the finish. Finish is lightly sweet,and quite hoppy(not overly).Pretty tasty.Great drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3327) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Great porter! I must say that it was better on tap than in the bottle. Great roasty malt with a very nice hop presence in the middle and finish. its only let down is that this brew is a little thin to be in the best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pulley36 (5) - USA - MAY 2, 2003 does not count
What all porters should be. Thick amber head which clings well to the glass. A good mouthful with hints of chocolate and coffee flavors. Mild aftertaste. Not watered down like some porters I've had. Good beer to have with a meal. Boulevard scores again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6576) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2003
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 Bottle (BB 08/23/09). Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, cocoa, husks), lightly hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a light note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Rather husky and acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Nice dark brown color with a thick creamy tan head. The aroma was filled with roasted malt and bitter hops. The flavor was quite acidic with bitter chocolate and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Big beautiful with a nice head. Chocolate and raisen aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate, perfect amount of bitter and hops. Porter isn't my favorite style, but this is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Very similar to the Samuel Adams' Cream Stout (I may be giving a duplicate rating, it was that similar). The essence of coffee and chocolate predominated this dark brew.

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