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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Dark black body, small clinging head. Beer smells sweet with a slight roasty note. The beer is a bit too sweet in the finish for my tastes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6209) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2004
On tap at downtown D.C. location. Your standard brewpub porter here. Good for washing down a meal or a late night nightcap. Dark ruby red appearance, mocha colored appearance. No apparent aroma detected - maybe it was the smoke at the bar. Some cocoa notes, not as much bitterness as I like in my Porters, toned down a bit for the masses. Has a good thick creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a decent Porter.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 20, 2004
On tap at the brewpub. This is their best regular ale always available. Fluffy beige head. Ale is black in color. A roasted chocolate stout-like body with a burnt malt after taste. Sweet milk palate. An everyday beer for sure, and with $2.50 happy hour pints in DC it can be!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Deep red, very little light shows. Minimal head. Roasty, tobacco, bit of molasses. Quite drinkable, smooth and quaffably thin without being watery. Coffee, chocolate, and a milky sweetness at end. Stays a bit dry and smoky in the finish for a pleasantly long while. Admittedly not particularly porterish, its lightness reminds me more of a roasty dunkel than anything else.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4779) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
(Draught) Slight coal with malt tones. Foamy beige head with dark reddish body. Thin, vanilla, cocoa and tart finish. Average.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Dark body minimal tan head. Roasteed malt aroma that is very faint. Taste is much the same. A dissapointment. Not one of Cap City's better brews.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2004
A very low-strung porter. Oreo and cream porter aroma. Light weight. Faintly sweet and somewhat watered or lightened. Drinkable, but purposefully weaker than most porters, methinks.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
CAPITOL HILL: Very dark ale with sparkling clear, ruby highlights. Medium-sized, creamy, khaki-colored head. Incredibly thick lacework which could only be removed from the glass with a putty-knife. Vanilla, coffee and chocolate in the nose. Same goes for the flavor, but with added notes of cinnamon. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Short, astringent, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2003
a decent drinking porter. nice dark color with a nice aroma. Not as heavy as it could be, but a very good drinking beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Part of a sampler at the Baltimore locaton. Wasn't dark enough for me. Didn't really have any flavor besides tasting like a beer.


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