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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3670) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2016
On nitro at Mad Mex in West Philly. Crimson brown with a creamy beige head. Nose is coffee, cocoa and caramel. Super silky with a soft tingle. Tastes like it smells; the roasty notes balancing the malty sweetness with nutty hints. Very quaffable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1987) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2016
On tap, pours deep dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is earthy, dark chocolate, roast and a hint of caramel. Taste is nice bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium bodied, a little sticky and overall fantastic porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Tap at cigar city, tampa. Black color, smooth white head. Aroma has roasty notes, coffee, some fruity notes. Smooth roasty body, coffee, vanilla notes, some hops at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (944) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Not robust, but it is a nice porter. Low rating only because it said robust. Puppy’s breath is very cute name as it is a nice and friendly beer. Happy and good to come home to, but hopefully doesn’t pee on the floor. Slightly translucent black red. Aroma has barley and malt. Taste is calm with standard form. Nice mouth with felt/velvet feel. Nitro tap

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1895) - Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Nitro tap - fair size creamy head, very dark Amber/brown color, good size roasty malt and chocolate aroma and flavor, fair hop balance, smooth nitro finish, very good porter overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2015
On nitro. Pours a dark brown with a silky smooth, tan head. Mild roasted aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Light notes of chocolate and dark roast in the favors. Nothing remarkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1274) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Dark dark brown pour. Aroma is near perfect. Clean roasted malt with a touch of nuts and chocolate. Taste is sweet version of nose with mild hitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5370) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2015
12oz can at tasting. Brown black body. Sweet brown malt. Coffee aroma, taste. Toffee, sweet, sugary. Rather reminiscent of their brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1495) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2015
From notes. 07/26. 22 oz bottle shared by Spencer. The pour is a dark dark brown or light black with a huge light tan head that prevented full pours for three different attempts. There is huge lacing left all over. The aroma is big on light chocolate and good roasted malt. There is a little lactose in there, but for a porter, it's pretty good. The flavor starts off not very good. Way too much carbonation. There is a lot of bitter cocoa and roasted malt. There is a strange metallic aspect to a light fruit that I'm not too fond of. It's still not bad. The mouth feel isn't really good. There is a ton of carbonation and it's really thin and light. The aftertaste is lingeringly chocolatey with a little roast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6357) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle split @ CBC Clerko. Deep brown pour with a modest tan head. Fresh baked glazed donuts and pain au chocolate. Plenty of toasted grain. Assertive earthy coffee, burnt marshmallow and brown sugar. The taste is nicely balanced, not overly sweet or bitter. Chocolate donuts offset by robust coffee and hop bitterness. General charred grain. Smooth and easy to drink. Oily. Nicely executed.


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