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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4200) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
This poured a medium to dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was a nice combination of roast/chocolate and fruity bittering hops. Flavor was nice and hoppy for a porter, while still having a nice dark roast underneath. I really liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2016) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Tap at brewery and robust indeed. Chocolate, ash, vanilla, fruity, and bitter. Very flavorful and warming on finish. Yum

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
64oz. Growler: Got in trade. Aroma of malt, roasting, chocolate, slight vanilla, light coffee, and some lactose. Poured very dark brown/ruby/mahogany in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Likely sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, coffee, chocolate, and some lactose. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, coffee, chocolate, lactose finish is lightly sticky and lightly dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1476) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2011
very robust aroma. pours a beautiful black with creamy white head. very high alc but cant taste it extremly smoth and roasty/burnt flavor. thanks meadme:)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (627) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 oz sampler / pour at Cigar City tasting room....excellent traditional porter - rich, dark nose and initial taste....excellent....big dark and rich...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Respectfully handbottled by Ibrew2or3, thanks man. Pours a clear and dark brown with a weak beige head. The aroma is malt, roasted, coffee, liquorice and ash. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is dry. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2239) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Growler courtesy of ernesto987! Love the cigar city dark beer malts. Very nutty, roasty, and robust with a very light bitterness at the end. Notes of milk chocolate, espresso, and toast. One of my favorite porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2011
growler, very roasted. Thick body, great roasty aroma. SLAM DUCK BITCHES! great finish, this is awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Growler by OmegaX - nice! The pour is a nice bubbly brown with a presentable head for a porter. Smells a bit like fresh mowed grass and aged chocolate. Flavors of chocolate, hops and a full-earthy taste surround the palate in layers of delectable, mellow notes. Finishes dry and a little bitter, JUST leaving behind a nice dark chocolate aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and a little sweetness. Taste is caramel and roasted malts, a little smokiness, and definitely some chocolate on the end. Full-bodied palate. Great representation of the style...wow.

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