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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Rich ruby brown color. A very smooth porter with a dry coffee-like finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Reddish brown, not opaque, small tan head, chocolate in the nose. Sweetish coffee with a hint of chocolate. Pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2003
one of my favorite backup beers, never disappoints. full, thick and heavy, dark and deep.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Bloodied chestnut with spent yeast particles. Sticky tan froth. Steady, scattered carbonation. Aroma of roasted peanuts, caramel, dry chocolate and plums. Fizzy, caramelled and airy with a roasted aftertaste. Solid chocolate, dark caramel and mild dry roasted coffee beneath the wall of carbonation. Mostly dry. Medium light body. Barely a hint of fruity yeast. More like a subtle counter to the dark malt flavors. Finishes dryly malty with a lingering peanut and coffee essence. Lose the carb and this would be a great session Porter. Could be old though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2002
A spicy porter that comes off the bench nicely to replace other porters when I want a change. Sweet and sour meld together in this tasty porter that’s true to style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2002
A very deep garnet on the pour, the head is generous and light tan, the lace is in sheets. Nose is malt, caramel, a bit smokey maybe, earthy. Front is malt and lightly sweet, the top is light, much to my surprise and pleasure, there is a nice hop bitter finish. Dry, acidic and quite quaffable, and well worth the try. Ranks #412 on my current 1000 master beer list.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2002
A good example of malts and hops being pretty well balanced. That said, it wasn’t the most complex besides that. The body seemed a little thin and the aroma left a little to be desired. Also, it seemd overly smooth. I can understanf how brewers want the beers to be smooth, and while this is OK for other drinks, I don’t mind a little grittiness in a porter.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2002
a good porter. nice dark color. good combo of hop bitter and dark roast mallt

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2002
Great dark color. Nice malty smell. I thought it was very tasteful, really enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2002
Very flavorful! Aroma is kind of indistinct, but the flavor rules; heavily malty, but with major hop bitterness throughout and heavy carbonation, this one really gets all over the mouth. And in a very good way. I’m glad I have one more. Thanks, Jayme.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 3, 2002
Wonderful aroma and decent head. The flavor was fairly rich and creamy, but almost stoutlike. Also, there seemed to be an odd infusion of a caramel/bock/soapy taste. Worth the try - cool baseball bottlecap.


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