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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 (1336) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (926) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Can from Jeff. Pours a dark brown with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and coffee. Taste pretty much the same.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12 ounce can from Secret Santa. Thanks! Opened 8/3/14. This one appears to have seeped through the can lid. Pours a dark brown color with a frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, nuts, dark fruits. The taste is nuts, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, bitter coffee finish. Thin-medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Can courtesy of Homer321, thanks again! Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee with notes of cocoa. Flavor is sweet malts upfront with lots of roasty goodness going on. Coffee and chocolate in the finish. Delicious and smooth. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bearohs (4) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
Not as much coffee as i was expecting. Balance beer for sure. I tried it salt iced chilled in a mug initially..not much difference that straight feom the can. A good beer for sure but i preferred the cuban expresso.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz (525) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2014
12oz can to snifter. Dark pour. As dark brown as brown can be without being black. Huge creamy light tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and slight nutty coffee. Huge roasty flavor with a very bitter charred finish but sweet up front.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (744) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Very nice dark brown apparent body. Dark chocolate flavors. Goes down easy but leaves the mouth with ton of flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12 oz. can thanks going to Rightcross55 for the chance to try it. Dark brown borderline black with lasting head. Aroma is smoky malt, chocolate, burnt ash, light roasted coffee notes.

Flavor has a good layer of depth. Rich malts give the flavors from the aroma with a solid medium roasted body. Creamy texture on the tongue with traces of ash. Lots of lingering roast. Great example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3514) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Can. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is toffee and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, bitter chocolate and caramel. Easy to drink, good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1064) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at Cambridge for PBW. Pours a dark brown color with a caramel colored head. Aromas of roast, caramel, and some chocolate. Sweet roasty caramel taste with some chocolate mixed in. Just solid and true to the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, caramel aromas. Flavors are sweet chocolate and caramel, some roasted dry finish.


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