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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1347) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft. Poured a very dark brown with slight mahogany hues. Aroma of cocoa and coffee notes. Medium light sweetness. Creamy texture. Pretty good porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On draft at Capitol City Brewing Co. in Virginia. The beer is dark brown with a tan head that leaves ample lacing on the glass. Malt, roast, and chocolate are the main forces at work here. Pretty good. Decent balance. The main issue I have this brew is the body, which is thin and watery. Overall, this was one of the more enjoyable beers I have had from this brewery. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-29-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8186) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap at the Shirlington location. Dark pour but it doesn’t look overly dense. Spotty head. Roasted malts and some earthiness. Neither bitter nor sweet. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (1027) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Black pour, tan head. Chocolate milkshake on the nose and across the tongue. Hops dry finish to a nice lingering smokiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
On tap at brewpub. Reddish black with a short-lasting beige head. Tastes like ash, roast and milk chocolate. Coffee bitterness. Medium bodied. Way too carbonated. A disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
From tap at the DC location. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing and tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, breadish and dry liqourice. Toasted malty and light caramelish. Smooth liqourice into the finish. Roasted malty, light bitter and vague sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiveacestx (824) - Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Dark coffee color with lacing and a roasty chocolate taste. Coffee taste and a medium mouthfeel. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brigg (556) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2012
(Draft at Capital City in Arlington, VA) Dark body with red highlights and a thin brown head. Aroma is moderately with sweet with roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, hints of coffee, vanilla. A roasted, drier finish with light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1607) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Draft. Chocolate aroma, deep brown color, light tan head. Rich and thick, roasted flavors come out, nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Deep brown with a slight reddish hue. Thick rocky tan head. Nose is chocolaty with some roast notes. Full flavored and bodied with no sharp edges. Mellow cocoa fade.

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