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RATINGS: 147   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (964) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft in a snifter. Pours a jet black with a thin white head. Great little lacing around the rim. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is the same with a little dark coffee and cocoa. Finishes dry and clean. No aftertaste. Another fine beer from CCB.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (977) - 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 (520) - 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 (740) - 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 (3113) - 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 (3480) - 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 (3233) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (555) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Dark brown with a big healthy brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted grain. Taste is chocolate, sweet malt, and smooth vanilla. Very good for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 On tap, pours black with cookies and cream looking head. Awesome lacing. Aromas are toffee, roasted grain, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor is milk chocolate, roasted malt, light char, barrel, and molasses pops. Easy drinking porter.


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