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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Our Winter Porter is a dark, black ale brewed in the style of a robust American Porter. It is a balance of roasted malt flavor (from black and chocolate malts), hop bitterness and citrusy hop aroma (from Cascade hops). It is 5.2% alcohol by volume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle:   Dark brown, not as dark as I would have expected.   Moderate to thin foamy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Strong ground coffee nose, a little earthen.   Kinda reminds me of watered down coffee.   Kinda reminds me of watered down coffee on the tongue as well.   Very little roasted malt character, a smidgen of hop bitterness.   A little watery.   Not enough malts, a little on the thin side.   Slight sweet lactose like finish, lingering coffee bean shavings.   Tiz okay, could be a little meatier in the malt category.   Thanks for the bottle Tom!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4072) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Draft pint at Harrisons in Cary. Translucent dark brown with red highlights. Light aroma of cocoa and coffee. Flavor is the same with a nice balance of caramel sweetness. Kind of neutral tasting really. Near-medium body is watery, roasty dry on the finish and drinkable. Good, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Thanks to Tom for sharing. Pours a brownish amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of chocolate, toastd malt, tobacco and light alcohol. Flavor was earthy, toasted malt, chocolate, tobacco and hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Tap at Edward Mills Grill. Nice black color with off white head. Smell of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Very nice finish and easy drinking. That Black Lab in the picture up their is awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Dark brown pour with a frothy tan head. Roast, coffee, and malts on the nose. Caramel, nuts, and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2926) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 15, 2008
Bottle from OldGrowth. Pour was full brown color, clear body, nice head and lacing. The aroma was roasted coffee, light chocolate. The flavor followed the aroma, coffee strikingly nice at times, less impressive at others, but overall decent. The caramel, nutty roastedness behind it all made for a nice, yet simplistic brew. Thanks, Tom, a decent one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4351) - Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2008
12oz bottle. clear medium to dark brown. Sweet malt aroma, some toasty in the nose. Flavor is a bit of coffee and toasted grains. Besides that, just to flat to WOW me! (bottled on 01.09.08)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Pours a nice dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malt, roast, and juicy pungent hops. Flavor is roasty, astringent, and a bitter juicy citrus hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2008
12 oz bottle thanks to OldGrowth. Pours a thin brown into black with a thin tan head which dissipated quickly. Smell was nutty. Taste was nutty and roasty with maybe a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel was medium-to-thin. This was ok, but nothing to remember.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2008
12oz fresh from the brewery, gift from a buddy. Thanks, Mike! Nice looking pour, with a fairly nice aroma. Body is too thin, with roasted malts coming through but not enough heft or complexity. Mediocre.

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