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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
A special Porter that brewmaster, Rick Reed, made for the 2006 holiday season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle at home from my GBBF haul ... Oh my I cant belive that 10% of the ratings have picked this up from GBBF and this is a US Ale... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... nice soft coffee roast malt ... soft ... little chocolat e... toasted malt s ... toffee ... decent soft easy toffee malt ... nice but still not quite there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16163) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Bottled (at ChrisO). Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Dark malts and spices in the aroma. Quite flat mouthfeel. Some chocolate, dark toasted malts. Wineous feeling. A bit sweet, not much. Balanced porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Bottled. Deep rubyish ambery colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, som chocolate, coffee and mild vanillaish notes. Flavour is fruits, some roasted malts, mild syrupy notes as well. Aroma was promising, but the flavourside left a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13469) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Sample at Noogfest High 5. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet toasted flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable brew that met my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (3062) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Typical porter. About average for the style. Smoky, roasted malt. Dark brown with a tan head. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours deep dark brown with clear amber edges and tiny white head. The aroma is vanilla, chocolate, dark roasted malts and molasses. It smells of pure yum. The taste is very porter like in body and mouth feel. I get smooth oak followed by dark roastiness, some molasses and vanilla. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Deep brown pour. Nose is spice, coffee, roast malts. Flavor is roast malt, cocoa, coffee, sweet malts. Very nice offering from a NJ brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Yes finally CH comes thru. Brown body with a tan head. Some light mineral and coco deposits. Light roasty coffee select and some malty residual sugar. I should one up this for my favorite offering thus far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Butter’s 4th cellar reduction. Dark brown with a dark tan head, good lacing. Oak and hazelnut aroma along with brown sugar sweetness. Taste is coffee, chocolate bitterness and roasty. Nice thick brew with a good finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle at the Fourth Butters’ Cellar Clearance Event. Dark brown pour. Nutty chocolate aroma. Lots of roast in the flavor but it verges on burnt. Damn fine porter.

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