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RATINGS: 127   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8890) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2003
Tasted in Downtown DC. Dark brown/black colour with tobacco coloured head. Sweet scent. Sweet malty taste. Smooth finish. Little or no hop balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2003
On tap at DC postal location: Reddish/brown hue with a medium frothy head and fair lacing. Heavy malty aroma of molasses, nuts, semi-sweet chocolate, strong coffee, and roasted malts. Detected a minor hint of smoke and pine. Fruity hops balanced the malty sweetness. Slighty bitter aftertaste. Oily and lively mouthfeel, but thinner than most in this style. A good beers and the best available at this location, slighty recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5591) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2003
At the Baltimore location: a medium brown beer with a choco-nutty nose. There's a hint of the coffee in the flavor, somewhat surprising for a relatively light-colored porter. OK.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
GABF 2002: Dark black wuth red tinge. Chocolate and roasted aroma. Sweet and rich. Bitter chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2002
A nice porter, if only because there are no other microbrews available to me. Has a nice flavor, but not as strong as other porters.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Fairly roasty and smoky. Nice, though maybe lacking in complexity. Hey, it’s a brewpub. You don’t expect anything challenging at a brewpub, cuz they’re trying to make money. So this is somewhat thin. I thought it was fine, though.


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