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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


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 (3557) - 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 (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, 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 (6595) - 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 (10514) - 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 (1397) - 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 (1970) - 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.


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