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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A smooth, creamy, chocolate laden porter.
Grist: Premium Two Row,Crystal, Munich, Brown,Chocolate,Dextrine
Hops: Willamette
Original gravity: 1.057


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3037) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2014
A solid porter. Deep mahogany appearance. Mild roasted aroma. Thick tan head. Taste is thinner than I would’ve expected, but it has some pleasant nuttiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1450) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Draught @eindhovensbierfestival. Dark brown-black color with a small head. Smells coffee, espresso (don’t like coffee). Tastes roasted malts, chocolat, sweet, bitter and some coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Can @Eindhovens Herfstbierfestival. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells coffee, roasty, espresso, hint of vanilla, chocolate. Nice. Tastes roasty, coffee, some vanilla. Nice beer. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MonsterMagnet (255) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Can. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma: chocolate milk, roast, coffee, toffee. Taste: coffee, roast, chocolate, tobacco, toast, molasses. Light-medium sweet, medium bitter, slightly salty, a bit watery yet creamy (?), long roasty finish. Too much ’chocolate milk with cold coffee’ taste for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
10/IX/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can from a trade @ wedding anniversary tasting on a MF boat tour with captain Erwin - BB: n/a (2014-979) Thanks to mike_77 for the trade!

Clear dark brown to red beer, creamy beige irregular head, unstable, bit adhesive, leaving a nice lacing. Aroma: roasted, some caramel, coffee, lots of cocoa powder, dried fruits, burnt raisins. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sweet start, some vanilla, caramel, bitter hops, bit sour. Aftertaste: hoppy touch, bit grassy, roasted, caramel, dried fruits, bit of banana, bitter hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1313) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Appearance: dark brown, ruby edging, medium tan head, minor lacing. Aroma: lightly roasty, with dark chocolate, toffee, espresso, hint of hazelnut. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, light chalk, some vanilla and caramel, with a bit of coffee and toasted nuts. Finish: smooth and dry, with a hint of light piney bitterness. Notes: Perfectly decent porter. Balanced flavors, palate on the lighter side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle @ home. Dark brown color, full sized light brown head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, a hint of caramel, lightly nuts, lightly leaves and a slight roasty hint. Taste malts, lightly roasty, a touch of caramel, lightly chocolate, slightly sweetish raisins, slightly bitter hint towards the end. Medium body, soft but lightly fizzy, suitable carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (225) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2014
Can at home. Pours very dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, mocca, and coffee. Sweet taste of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, and chocolate, bitter roasted aftertaste. Maybe a bit watery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2337) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
(Caldera Pilot Rock Porter) Can 355 ml at home, poured into a small snifter. ABV 6% Totally black in colour, good sized beige head, thick, with good retention, leaving light lacing around the glass. Aroma of liquorice, light roasted malts and chocolate, coffee. Taste is fruity, with grapes and some berries to my surprise. Quite sweet at first, then roasted malts are entering the scene, some dark chocolate as well, offering a bitterness, mild, but enough to balance things. Medium body, a bit high on the carbonation. Very good beer, the fruity notes a pleasant surprise.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1428) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Pours a dark colour. Aroma and taste of coffee and roast malts, creamy texture, liquorice on the palate. Very rich. Cheers Mike1977


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