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RATINGS: 128   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Tap at the brewpub. Mildly roasty, dark chocolate aroma. Bitter hops in the flavor are very out of place, with an awfully thin body, and no good roast at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
Tap at the downtown location. Very dark brown/black beer with a thick sticky light brown head. Aroma is very nice and chocolatey. Lots of rich herbal character throughout, complex malts and lots of earthy/woody hop aroma as well. Flavour is also chocolatey, herbal and bitter. Good palate, rich but not too sweet. Good balance with a lingering earthiness. I quite liked this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Another just barely above average beer from Capital City Brewing. I wasn’t overly thrilled with any of thier offerings. This on had some serious java flavors. A little maltiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2008
(On tap at Capitol City Brewing Capitol Hill Brewpub on November 2, 2007) Dark brown color with off-brown head. Spice, fruits, certainly well malted and roasty. Thin body, goes down easy. Not too heavy or complex. Light hops, which pronounce themselves on the aftertaste. A great treat after you roll into Union Station! Love the brewpub.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Pours dark brown, barely translucent, with a dark cherry tint when held to light. Head is under an inch but holds well. Aroma is of medium dark malts, slightly roasted and a little sweet smelling, with some nuts and some chocolate. Flavor is of heavily roasted malt, milk, and coffee, and develops a little bitterness. Mouthfeel is skim milk-like, like most correct porters. Lacing is pretty wicked and abundant. Finish is kinda harsh, burns a little going down.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2008
Draft at the brewpub (downtown location). Poured a nearly opaque, dark brown color with only some orange coming through around the edges. The head was light tan. Aroma was of subdued chocolate. The flavor was a bit more complex with dark chocolate chip, light vanilla, and modest roasty malt. Some bitterness emerged at the end. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Growler, thanks to after4ever. Pours almost clear, blackish brown with a thin light tan head. Lots of coffee on the nose with a roasty malt background. Medium body and light carbonation, probably due to the growler age. Coffee and nut taste, and a little pine shows up in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6130) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Growler via trade. Thanks, Blindeyedbetty! Pours black with a thick, moussy, sudsy tan head. Plenty of lace on the way down. Big roasty nose with a light accent of dark fruit. Medium, slightly fizzy body. Roasty, charcoaly mid-palate with a long charcoaly finish. Could definitely stand a bit more complexity in the mid-palate, but as it is, it has a lot to recommend it as a nice drinkable porter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3358) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
On tap at Capitol Hill. Foggy brown, tan lacing. Smells of brown sugar and cafe au lait. Taste is coffee, mild chocolate and club soda. A bit thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Pours black with smal tan head. Aroma sweet and malty. The flavor has a bit of fruit and not much bitterness. Body light to medium. Ok but nothing special


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