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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
Draft @ the Capital Hill location. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocoalte finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
Sample @ Brewpub, Capitol Hill
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Pours dark brown with a thin brown head. Slight hint of malt on the nose. Nice dry taste with some hop flavor. Finished clean. Not bad for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the Union Station location. Poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a very dark brown with a tan head and a tiny bit of lacing. The nose is coffee and chocolate with a bit of roasted grain. The taste is fairly light compared to the nose. Roasted malt and some coffee and chocolate. Feel is one of a medium body with some slight dryness. Good roast. Drinks well and is a nice fall beer. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-03-2010

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericschoon (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2011
This porter was a great blend of bitter and taste, something I have come to expect from a porter. We ended the night on this brew, and it definitely was worth the extra pain the next morning.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
From a draft pour at the Capitol City Brewpub on New York Ave. Came a clear dark brown to black with a medium sized creamy tan head and good lacing. Nose is malts, with chocolate, nuts, dark ripe fruit, and light floral hops. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor tends toward the malts with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Draft. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with some coffee. The flavor has roasted malts and some bitter roasted coffee. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6824) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2011
2/20/11. On tap. Dark brown pour with reds under a small brown head that fades. Sour malt aroma that leads to a light chocolate flavor with a big coffee punch and a hint of sour. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Tap at Capitol City. Pours clear dark brown to black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (nutty, toffee, chocolate), light hops (woody), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates, plum, and wood. Flavor is heavy malt (nutty, chocolate, toast), light hops (woody), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of paper, dates, and plum. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Very Dark but clear amber color, with no head but a little lacing, Plenty of smoke and peat and a balanced carbonation make it a nice porter.


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