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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Rich ruby brown color. A very smooth porter with a dry coffee-like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Black coloured. Salty, spicy and bitter. This could be a regular starter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2010
Bottle. Very good porter. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a thin though thick beige head. It subsides quickly but does leave significant lacing. Aroma is light, notes of caramel and roasted malts, and just hints of coffee. Flavor is restrained yet satisfying. Strong malt backbone, moderate sweetness. Dry and lightly smokey in the finish. Very mild bitterness, some stickiness. Body is medium, the alcohol seems to add some nice depth but isn’t really perceivable - which to me is good. The flavor would benefit from a bit more complexity, but overall this is a strong example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/foamy beige/tan head. Aromas of chocotate and burnt malt. Med body. Flavor is quite bitter. That might be burnt malt, hop or coffee. Whichever it’s dry and bitter in the finish.Chocolate notes persist throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2005
(12oz bottle) Pours a big brown head that fizzes as it slowly settles, atop a clear mahogany body. Aroma is strong, moderately sweet, chocolate, cream, some coffee, light butter, faint metallic. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, roasty, coffee, some nutty, light burnt, cherry. Medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Almost black pour. Very light hop malt flavor and slight chocolate aroma. Not bad, just very basic. Rated 8/24/08

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
12oz bottle-shared by hbmason-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is some off astringency, medium malt. Taste is medium/dark malt-peat/caramel, secondary astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
A deep reddish brown porter woth a thin moka head. In aroma, a good mix of chocolate and butterscotch. In mouth, a smooth powdery chocolate with metallic hops, a bit of butterscotch, herbal mineral notes. Tasted at CNY brewfest, Feb. 6 2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
12 ounce bottle courtesy of MaltDawg at the 13th Richmond Gathering. Thanks! Pours a clear dark reddish brown. Large brown head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, a bit of a tart note. The taste is roasted malts, a milky note, tart fruity finish. Medium bodied. Decent. Maybe a bit past its prime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle at 13th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of MaltDawg. Pours clear dark brown with an average to large beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, roasted, nutty), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of dates and leather. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, roasted), light hops (earthy, woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, prunes, and dates. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, and low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2004
This beer rocks! Beautiful, sparkling clear, ruby/burnt orange ale with a medium-sized, creamy, light beige head. Terrific retention and thick, creamy, weeping lacework. Milk chocolate and vanilla in the aroma and flavor. Some minor toasted nuts in there as well. Well-bittered for perfect balance. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish! Definitely world class stuff! This beer should get up off the bench and bat cleanup!

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