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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11814) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
(Bottled 10/30/02): Dark brown bidy with small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roasty, chocolate, fairly rich. Taste is mild sweet, roasty, some chocolate, light vinous. Medium body. Nice beer, wonder how much better it would be if fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 Date: 11/05/1999
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Duramn, NC, Winter

Appearance: dark brown, whispy tan head,
Aroma: slightly sweet roasted malt aroma,
Flavor: roasted flavor, touch of bitterness in the finish,
Overall: average
-------- /> Date: 03/15/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting

Appearance: dark brown with ruby edges, fine tan head, drippy lace,
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma with a milky sweetness,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of dark caramel sweetness, lots of earthy bitterness bordering on astrengent,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with Ty5592 (Mystery Swap v2.0). Bottle labeled bottled on 11/01/06. Poured a deeper brown color (with a red tint to it) and a large sized off white head. Aromas of cocoa, roast, caramel, and lightly smokey. Tastes of roast, chocolate, light caramel, and finished with a coffee bitterness. Body on the thinner side. Some lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6299) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5933) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2007
From a bottle purchased at the brewery; I’d also sampled on draft at the brewry. Dark reddish borwn with a thin, relatively quickly disappearing head. The aroma is awesome ... like a fresh brewed cup of espresso. That java is definitely in the first sample of flavor, too, but mellows as you go. Nice little bitterness to it, too. Think this is an underrated gem. (#2836, 5/4/2007)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5403) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Bottle courtesy of OldGrowth. Bottled on 12/20/06. No ABV listed on this bottle. Deep, dark mahogany crimson mix. Faint light peers through this abyss. Foamy, frothy tan head. Sticky delicate lacing on the glass. Aroma is initially roasty and coffee-ish with soft hops and dark chocolate coming through as well. Taste is more roasted malts, thinned coffee, and baker’s chocolate. Lighter hops are present as well. Body is medium but thinner than hoped. Moderate carbonation on this. Finishes with a tad more bitterness, roasted malts, burnt caramel and coffee. Not bad at all!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK (4747) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Not a lot to this beer. Standard porter. I get smoke, coffee, and chocolate in the aroma. Flavor has bitter coffee and a hint of barbecue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4579) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4529) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Another NC treat courtesy of Oldgrowth! Very dark brown/ruby color with a barely-there head. Smells pretty groovy... smoky chocolate with a little sweetness, reminiscent of maple syrup. Interesting taste... It seems far more bready and yeasty than most porters. Malt flavor is bone dry. No hoppiness at all. Not an outstanding beer, but a very nice and unique porter. Props!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4302) - 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)

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