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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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4723) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4592) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9996) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6388) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5974) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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.

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