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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, 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 (9431) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (1338) - 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.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 19, 2010
Tap at Downtown. Pours dark brown with a thin filmy brown head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, touch of vanilla. Quite robust. Mouth is malty, roasted, even slightly sour. Chocolate, coffee. Towards the end an almost powdery mouthfeel. Could be better, but good effort.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2010
At a local restaurant in DC area. Dark brown pour with a thin mocha head of lace. aroma is suppressed by the cold temp. Mildly roasty. flavor is slightly bitter, some roast and just a bit of chocolate. Pretty standard American porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
Dark brown, tan cover. Aroma is thin, light roast. Taste is chocolate, lots of roast, nice. Smooth full body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2009
On tap at Arlington Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head. The head lasts okay and laces well. Has a decent aroma of coffee and roast. The carbonation is good. Flavor is light but good. Not real thick but hits all the important flavors. It is right where a porter should be. The texture is watery. Has a medium body. The finish is okayy as is the aftertaste. This was tasty but could have been more involved.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2009
On tap at Capitol City. Pours a deep dark black with a thin tan mocha head. Nice big roast with a touch of coffee. A little bit thin, but nice fine carbonation helps mask it a bit. Big coffee flavors, with more roast malt. Finishes light and with some nice roast bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4128) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Tap @ Capitol Hill.
Dark brown. Brown creamy head. Excellent lace. Aroma of deep roasted grains. Some grassy hops. Flavor is all roast. Thin bodied, Full flavored. Huge roast. Nice sweetness well balanced to a sharp bitterness.
26 Oct 09.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Dark, with a thin head. Very light body. Sharp, burnt flavor. Finishes with a burnt malt flavor.


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