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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This robust porter is black with ruby tints and has a rich creamy head. Black Malt contributes a coffee like bitterness that blends well with the malty sweetness. Northern Brewer hops add balance without imparting a strong hop character.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Draft at Brewery Aug ’08: Poured a dark brown color with not much head. The aroma was coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate. The flavor was good, a subtle coffee flavor with caramel, chocolate, and sweet malts present. Overall, a very tasty brew.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
A pretty good porter, but slightly unbalanced. Hop forward and somewhat watery at the end. Tried at the brewery with the parents in 2013.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (1689) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Black with a light tan head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with a mild hop backbone. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5092) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Tap @ CooperSmiths Pub & brewing. A stop on grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Tim, Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, ripe plums. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, plums. Medium body, soft carbonation. 250212

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Pours dark brown almost black, red edges with off white head on tap at the brewery, aroma brought notes of sweet caramel, chocolate and coffee notes and a hint of dry roast with some dark fruits. Taste is more on the nutty, caramel side, with hints of chocolate, finishing fairly dry with slight roasted notes. Nothing amazing, but nice and drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
taster at the pub on 11/16/11. light black pour with a small tan head. chocolate, coffee and roast nose. medium body - creamy -> with soft chocolate and roasted coffee notes. sweet finish with chocolate and roasted malts - lingering chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8278) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Deep brown appearance with a brown head. Nutty, dark roasty chocolate malty, light espresso aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Cocoa, espresso, moderate nutty flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Draught. Head is mostly lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, chocolate, coffee), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery/creamy texture, soft carbonation. A little thin and kinda bland, but ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Had this on-tap at the brewery. Beer poured a clear, very dark, nearly opaque brown color with a small, creamy, lasting tan head. The aromas contain notes of dark chocolate, lightly smokey peat and coffee. The flavor is initially quite salty and slightly sweet but mostly bland with a very short, smokey finish. Unlike any other porter I’ve had yet, and a little off-putting. The palate was medium-to-thick with a velvety texture and soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Cask. Subtle, fruity malt driven aroma giving hints of cream, milk, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Very coffeeesque, definately showing the use of black malt. Lingering coffee flavor, especially on the finish. Other fruity, malty flavors (chocolate, pit fruit) and a very low hop and bitterness level. Watery texture. One I won’t be having again.


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