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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This dark Porter boasts a rich creamy malt flavor. Accented with a kick of freshly roasted coffee. Embrace your Dark Side.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cavie (4310) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle from Whip In. Pours a very dark brown color with a white lasting head. Holy shit what an aroma! This is the most amazing coffee smell ever! Lovely coffee ground, dark chocolate and heavy malts. I can smell this all night! Flavor is bitter coffee and lasting notes that don’t disappoint. I am seriously in love with this beer, absolutely! Yes yes yes yes yes. Billie Jean is not my lover.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (1006) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Pours extremely dark with a beige head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Creamy mouthfeel with a heavy coffee flavor. A very nice porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (556) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Powerful aroma of spent coffee grinds. Pours black with a thin layer of beige head. First sip is like you are drinking a cup of coffee with some vanilla and caramel notes. Tinge of spicy hops at the end. Very smooth texture that is easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Purchased at Vas Foremost in Chicago, IL before my band played a house show; enjoyed then and on a night trying to make the most complex split pea soup I can make and probably failing at that. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, reminded me of a coffee stout that I homebrewed with Trader Joe’s dark roast coffee beans. Appearance pure black with a rich, creamy off-white head. Aroma of an immense dark roast coffee, smells like they just threw whole beans into the fermentation. Taste is of immense dark roast coffee notes, they definitely dominate the brew, and it has a nice lactose/milky backing while being a little more thin than a stout which is what I like from a porter. Also a hint of chocolate in there, but really this one is just a coffee bomb and I’m into it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2336) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2011
120z ,part of a 6 pack from West salem,Safeway.$5.99 LOvelly dark looking porter....dark almost black beer with a luscious, frothy,thick tan head. A thing of beauty. WOAH..aroma is great wafts of fresh ground French maybe Italian roast coffee..some chocolate malt rounds it out. Outstanding for a coffee lover like me! Taste is the same..very coffee like..really does do a great job..some thick toasted malts ..no real hops. Marvelous smooth latte like palate..wonderful stuff. I really love this ..its a REAL coffee porter. Great for us bean fiends..maybe not so much for others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2011
On tap @ Bridgeport on Hawthorne. Pours a slick black darkness with a frothy cocoa colored crema. Aroma is of roast coffee. Fairly full bodied mouthfeel leads to a well-balanced roast profile. No acrid or sour burnt flavors. Sweetness balances nicely. Roasted coffee aspect adds to the complexity of this porter, very nicely matched. Relatively low abv coffee beers are less prominent than their beefy alcoholic cousins. However this one found balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is coffee, pretty ladies, and coffee. Taste is dark malts, a little roasted, and great coffee flavor. Coffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Aroma, simply put, is fresh coffee. Black in the glass with a touch of red when held up to the light. Clean tasting porter... some roasted malt and coffee notes as well. No real detectable hops. Overall, it’s really good. a nice brew I expect to drink many more of.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2011
On tap at Brewforia Beer market, Meridian, ID. Black with a modest but dense and lasting yellowish sandy colored head. Big coffee aroma and classic porter roasted notes as well. Body is a bit thin and fairly dry like a typical porter but that coffee comes through in a big way here as well. Dominant, but not harsh and bitter like black coffee can be. Softly carbonated, smooth and soft bodied. Can barely detect any hops and the finish is roasted coffee again. Major coffee in this but it works and it is a nice soft porter otherwise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Very dark with a lasting head. Smells of fresh ground coffee beans. Medium nectar with excellent carbonation. Heavily roasted and totally dry this brew makes for a nice cup of java at the end of the day.

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