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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2580) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Had this on tap at proof brewing. Found it to be solid with a nice roastiness and medium body. Good overall porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Draft. Black pour, small tan head, little retention/some lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, pine, roast, licorice. Taste is coffee, chocolate, light hop bitterness, roast. Palate is soft, slick, roast finish. I think Jose Marti porter is the better of these two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3188) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Its back on tap and hopefully here to stay. Pours a thick brownish-black on tap with frothy tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted and toasted malts, slight bitter chocolate. Taste follows with great lingering coffee flavor and slight piney back end. Really good porter that is surprisingly easy to drink for the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2012
On tap @proofbrewing. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, toffee. Mouthful is medium bodied, light chocolate notes with a coffee finish. Other flavors on the palate are some idistinguishable dark fruit flavors, maybe even cherry. All in all a very smooth but bold porter, amazing name aside, awesome brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1787) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2012
Entering old rates. Draft @ CCB Couleur brune foncée, laissant un col épais entre blanc cassé et moka. Arôme est complexe sur des notes profondes de chocolat, malt, grillé avec une pointe de cacao en poudre. Palais est également aussi bien fourni avec une longueur de bouche sur la chocolaté et malté, le tout complété par une brève amertume houblonnée. Le tout reste assez pointu en alcool, mais très facile à boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Nitro sample at the tap room. Pours a murky dark brown color with a medium creamy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, chocolate and hops in the nose. Medium, smooth body with a roasty character and notes of chocolate malt, coffee and hops. The finish is malty with a sweet vanilla coffee aftertaste. Good overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Although it’s labelled as "robust," I didn’t get much in the nose. Some mild chocolate, maybe a bit of red wine. Very dark brown, no head, a little lace. Chocolate, toffee flavors, with some raisin and plum. Thin-medium body. Not really so special. Does hide the alc. well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1235) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Pours like cola with a foamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa. Coffee, chocolate and butterscotch. I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2012
On tap at RnH. Espresso brown color with a large off-white head. Aroma included strong notes of bitter sweet chocolate, caramel, and hints of smoke. First sip introduced chocolate and toffee followed by palatable hop bitterness. Great mouthfeel and the sweetness and bitterness dance on the palate long after each sip. Magnificently crafted porter that is a pleasure to drink.

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