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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Dark in color with a ruby hue with forward notes of chocolate and caramel and light toffee notes in the aroma. Flavor has big notes of bittersweet chocolate with notes of caramel and toffee and moderate hop bitterness and more caramel and toffee and slight hints of char. A big take on a classic style.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Pours dark opaque brown with minimal head. Smell of hige coffee. Heavy coffee flavor with chocolate finish. Medium mouthfeel. Revisiting this one now that it’s on cans. Pours dark brown essentially black in my glass with a big creamy looking khaki or off white head that sticks around. Aroma is some light roastiness , a bit of chocolate, hint of fruit, maybe a bit of dry balancing hops. Flavor follows with mellow roast, some dark chocolate, and finishing with some sweet dark fruits like prunes and raisins. Very very nice. Mouthfeel is big and rich for the style, with medium carbonation. This is one of my favorite porters out there, ahead of Black Butte, Founders, and Ed Fitz. Yum.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1050) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
22 oz bomber pours a black color with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, light caramel. Full bodied, an excellent porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9717) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle thanks to Homer via Hoff! Pours near black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong dark grain note with roasted malts and a bit of bitter chocolate. Flavor has dry dark grains and roasted malts throughout with a bit of bitter chocolate underneath.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (332) - - MAY 14, 2016
750ml bottle. 4/12/16 bottle date. Appearance: Black, opaque, with dark ruby tint and a moderate khaki head that dissipated quickly. Aroma: Dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate upfront, with a touch of toffee. Coffee and chocolate aromas are stronger than most in this style. Taste: Dark roasted malt dominates, with a strong coffee bean and dark chocolate flavor. Light caramel and toffee in the background. Bitterness is moderate, just enough to balance the maltiness. Mouthfeel: Medium body with light viscosity, and a low carbonation. Finish: Dry, with dark roast and chocolate prominent and touch of astringency. Overall: Good robust Porter, heavier on the roast/coffee character than most other versions. Thankfully, the roast character isn’t overly astringent. Caramel and toffee undertones balance out the sharp and bitter roast.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (931) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
22oz bottle. Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Roasty aroma of chocolate and coffee. Mildly sweet with a heavy roasted chocolate malt character with a bit of caramel. Medium-to-full bodied with a roasted malt finish. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2304) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bomber courtesy of tricyclist. Thanks. Bottles 04/13-16. Dark brown color with a small beige that recedes to a fine film. The aroma is very mild with sweet cocoa. The taste is weak cocoa, a bit of red fruits and some caramel. The palate is not as full as I prefer a porter and it finishes short and metallic. Overall: not my favorite. Edit: as I work my way through the bottle I keep detecting a sour note. Possibly this beer has the beginnings of an infection. Something is definitely off in this porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle, dark cocoa color with perfect frothy tan head, lots of roast and earthy notes , somewhat bitter finish, reminds me of the maduro

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
Black color small white head. Aroma is smokey, roasted w/ some chocolate. Flavor is roasted coffee w/ some chocolate and caramel help to lend a bit of depth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (15611) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Tap @CCB
Nitro. Dark brown color, creamy beige head. Light toasted aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Milky, toasted, licorice, sweetish flavor. Quite simple. Should try without nitro.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2017) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Nitro. Dang this was a great porter especially creamy with nitro treatment. Deep brown. Roast, chocolate, some vanilla.smooth and mellow. Yum.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hackobock (3078) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
February 26, 2016. Bottle, shared by tkrjukoff, thanks!
Black with a large brownish hrad. Aroma is green paprika, apple, slight earthy, light roasted, herbal, some sourish notes. Taste is light sweet, herbal and light roastiness with a slight green paprika, herbal finish with juniper, thyme, earth, hints of coffee. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.


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