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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2001
Lots of unique nut flavors. But like tbookman said it is a bit thin.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
21 nov 2013, tap at Capitol City Brewing. Black. Nose is burnt toast and dark chocolate. Thin body, a tad creamy, mildly fizzy. Slightly acidic, nice burnt malt porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1366) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
På fat @ Brewpub. Hälls upp nästan helt svart, moccafärgat skum. Kaffe och choklad i aromen. Mjölkchoklad, vanilj och kaffe i smaken. Rund beska. Aningen för söt för min smak, men på det stora hela en trevlig och lättdrucken porter. Gräddig munkänsla.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (328) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Dark walnut with reddish highlights and tan head that persists. Goods lacing. Aroma is roast, espresso and chocolate notes. Not very sweet; somewhat bitter and dry. Decent beer

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (1186) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2013
(US backlog Sep 2012) Draught@Capital City Brewing, Downtown DC 12/09/2012. Mild, mouth-filling, somewhat "lazy" and bland porter with dominant toasted notes, even some distracting sesame.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
On tap at Capitol City, Downtown location in July 2006. Reddish colour. Plenty of bitter coffee in the aroma and flavour. Rather light body. Quite strong hop presence. More toasty than roasty. Pleasant enough but not that robust - could use a little more depth and body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (454) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2013
Draft. Dark brown color, thin tan lacing. Mild roasty and coffee aroma. Mild sweet taste, with some dark fruit flavor coming through at the end. Medium body, ave carbonation. For me an average porter overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown minimal head some beige lacing. Roasted malts and some chocolate. Roasty but fairly sweet. Pretty thin mouthfeel

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1141) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft. Poured a very dark brown with slight mahogany hues. Aroma of cocoa and coffee notes. Medium light sweetness. Creamy texture. Pretty good porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On draft at Capitol City Brewing Co. in Virginia. The beer is dark brown with a tan head that leaves ample lacing on the glass. Malt, roast, and chocolate are the main forces at work here. Pretty good. Decent balance. The main issue I have this brew is the body, which is thin and watery. Overall, this was one of the more enjoyable beers I have had from this brewery. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-29-2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap at the Shirlington location. Dark pour but it doesn’t look overly dense. Spotty head. Roasted malts and some earthiness. Neither bitter nor sweet. Decent.


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