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RATINGS: 144   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7551) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Drank an entire growler of this in an hour and I could have gone for two or three. Roasted aroma. Dark black, slightly watery with a whispy white head. Roasted flavor is subtle, coffee finish. Smooth and clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Draft @ Capitol City Downtown Dark brown, black, tan head, nice lacing. Nose of sweet fruity, mild roast, low astringency. Nice coffee, light chocolate. The flavor is more astringent, but still tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
A red-brown beer with a thin brown head - rather light in color for a Porter. The aroma is rather sweet with notes of roasted malt and seaweed. The flavor is sweet with a light roasted character, and a very smooth mouthfeel - it reminds me more of a Dry Irish Stout than a Porter. The body is thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Draft, Cap City Downtown RBSG 2006. Dark clear brown with a light brown head. Very, very light whiff of roastiness, not much else. Light flavor of roasted malt, a little chocolate and coffee. Something’s missing here. Thin, watery body with light carbonation. Good lacing and head retention. Needs more malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
On tap, Downtown location, 2006 RBSG pubcrawl. Pours a clear brown with a small film of creamy light brown head. Aroma is of chocolate malt, with some light hops, and a touch of coffee. Flavor is pretty nice, chocolate malt, light roast, and a pleasant bitterness. Lighter bodied with a thinner than average texture and light carbonation. Overall, the best of the Downtown locations offerings the day I was there. It wasn’t much for mouthfeel, but the flavor was pleasant. A lighter effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Dark brown, soft red-hued brown colors at the sides of the glass. Medium dark brown head with large soda-like bubbles contained therein. Thinner than expected, flavorless up front, then hitting a bit hard over the tongue with brash smoked malts, leaving a reside in the aftertastes of campfire smoke and cherries. Thin body, weak overall. Decent smokiness, but not a decent porter by any stretch. Has some light cream notes in the nose, noticed more when it had warmed. Sampled at Capitol City in Baltimore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Dark cola brown with a smaller head compared to the rest. The aroma is a bit roasty, coffee-chocolate. Pretty big flavor. Toffee comes forward from the rest. A bit more toffee than most similar beers I think. This would make a good beer float or beer icecream, I think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Dark brown color with tanish head. Smoky aroma and very smooth malty, chocolate flavor. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2006
"Best one i had from here. Poured a nice dark brown smikey head. Aroma was sweet and smokey. Flavor was good malty not to sweet. Mouthfeel was just a tad on the thin side."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Tap. Black color with some white head. Matly nose wtih a touch of nutty falvor. A subtle but strong taste of coffee and chocolate.

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