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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
An English style robust Porter with huge malt notes from Chocolate and Black malt matched with a huge use of Crystal malt to lend ruby hues to the corners of the glass. This dark brew is then highly hopped with imported Northdown and First Gold hops to lend a subtle earthiness in character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Sienna brown pour, dark enough to ban the light for the most part. Surprisingly dynamic and strange aroma; dog food, brown rice, and berries in dirt initially. Moments of bright citrus and strawberries, becoming quite pleasant, and leading into hazelnut skin. An afterthought of cucumber. Husky flavor of wild rice and honey. Root beer candy and black licorice give way to a slow coating of plastic and wet bark; mildly astringent at the end. Palate could stand for a fuller and smoother sentiment; as is, thin and brisk with overactive carbonation. Likens itself to a thoroughly detailed and complex sarsaparilla more than anything else. Sweet, rustic; a very solid light porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/10/2000
Mode: Draft
Source: Capitol City, DC

dark ruby, good tan head, funky chocolate flavor, well balanced with an unusual hop for a porter, long bitter finish, overwhelming black patent bitterness, this prohibition porter should continue to be prohibited
-------- /> Date: 07/15/2006
Score: i to i+

dry chocolate aroma, still a lot of bitterness, not so much of the astringent malt bitterness anymore but still too much bitterness for a porter,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2007
sampled at brewpub. pours a loose dark brown ebony with mild head. light creamy smooth aroma, smoked malts behind the aroma. smooth full mouthfeel, with light finish and creamy milky front. slight tickle on tip of tongue on front with creamy milky finish. slight roasted malty background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1460) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2007
pretty good little porter. Has a bit of a roast aroma to it. flavor is s tiny hint of chocolate and a bit of a roast toffee. good for capitol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2007
One of the better ones at Capitol City, but that doesn’t say much. Dark brown color, chocolate middle, sweet licorice and coffee end. Interesting with some character. Thinish, but OK for a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Sampled on tap on 7/15/06 at the downtown location: Pours a barely transparent dark brown with a thin covering of well-lacing light tan head. Sweet toasty caramel and chocolate malty aroma has some grainy notes. Body starts with a lightly sweet, caramel maltiness thinning somewhat toward a drier, roasty finish. A decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Capitol Hill location. Liked this one. Dark brown, with roasted flavor. Great for the weather this time of year. Nice coffee and chocolate flavors, and a good finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2006
On tap at the Capitol Hill location. Pours a nice clean deep brown almost black with a nice fluffy beige head. Aroma is moslty chocolate and nuts with light fruity hints and a sharp dry acrid burnt character. Lots of dark malt flavor- some chocolate, light burnt hint, lightly fruity and finishes relatively nutty and dry. Good smooth mouthfeel. Well made porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
On tap at the downtown pub. Dark beer with mahogany hints around the edges. Roast grain nose with some plum. Caramel sweetness with a roast grain astringency and some sour cherry and plum fruit. The finish is sweetened coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Sweet aroma, malty. Dark red body, almost black with a small ivory head. Body is like an old, watered-down coffee with some clover.

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