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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6681) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 10, 2009
On tap at Capitol City – Downtown
Appearance: dark brown with slight ruby light noted.mid plus creamy top shown.
Nose: Aroma of roasted barley, black malt , dark gourmet coffee. Bit stout like.8-
Flavor/Palate : Roasty front with creamy body and slight citric , sour side. Light bitterness on sides and finishing end. Fine.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bierkrug (2132) - - AUG 9, 2009
Pint on tap at the brewpub. Well typical ice cream parlor flavored stuff. Trying to make too many flavors and never profecting any of them. Aroma light ginger and citrus. Dark black ad tan head. A semi-unpleasent metal taste. Not bad but not great either.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2009
on tap at inner harbor, milky looking brown color, big, soapy coffee colored head, tons of chocolate in the nose, lots of coffee, grass and toast as well. flavor of coffee and chocolate with hints of vanila, very creamy, velvety mouthfeel, lots of body for a porter. a very enjoyable beer, easily one of their best regular offerings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bad ass growler from Dave. Thanks my friend!! Pours a brown color with a tan head. Aroma is very roasty and has some notes of molasses and chocolate. Flavor is lightly roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee notes. Simple and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5532) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Enjoyed at the Capitol Hill brewpub. This beer pours a dark brown tone with a nice tan head. Great lacing. Aroma is roasted notes with chocolate and a bit of tart hops. Flavor is also chocolate an coffee. Those roasted notes keep coming. Well balanced. A delightful beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Had this one on draught at the brewpub near Union Station in Washington, D.C. Hazy dark brown pour with a light brown head, chocolate malty nose, a nice creamy chocolate and malt flavor, smooth finish, very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2009
On tap. Color was a dark brown. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, caramel. Flavor was a bit hoppier than expected. Roasted malt with some earth and chalk. Solid brewpub porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Tap at Downtown Location. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet and malty with some coffee, second best of the night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9312) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
On tap at the brewpub in downtown. Pours a deep ruby with a thin, but creamy tan head that has good retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of coffee grinds, semisweet chocolate, roasted malt. Taste has a bit of a meaty and smoky body with chocolate-covered cherries. Bitter hops in the finish. Medium-bodied. A bit astringent but the smokiness and chocolate really bring this porter alive. Very good- a nice surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Sampled on draft at the brewpub, Shirlington location. Pours a hazy raspberry red color with a medium head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of nuts, chocolate and light roast. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, lactose and bitter hops. Medium bodied.


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