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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A richly malty ale, with clear characteristics of dark chocolate and black malt, and hints of black licorice, ale fruitiness, and molasses in the finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (313) - GREECE - DEC 11, 2014
330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty, bready aroma, with milk chocolate notes. Sweet and bitter taste, like the aroma malty, milk chocolate, alcoholic. Medium oily body with soft carbonation and bitter coffee aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3583) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
(draft @ Dark Horse - Marshall, MI) Dark brown pour with a puffy tan head. Roasted malts and some dark fruits and a light chocolate hint. Flavor is lots of roast with a semi-sweet chocolate aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle, forgot where, possibly La Atlantica’ Bottle Shop, Satiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. Consumed in Frank (camper) Camping Memling, Brugge, 5th December 2014. Pours dark chestnut brown with ruby glints, soft and a little creamy in mouth. A little roasty with a dark fruit tanginess a dab of spent watery coffee granules. This retains a good bite throughout, quite a good porter. Just looking forward to some Coquelle St Jaques not sure that this is what I would describe as a great match but we’ll see. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov14. 3.4

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3794) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
Very deep colour, creamy head. Chocolate, toffee, figs, nutty. Very creamy and beautiful palate. Nice bitter ending. Very well made and enjoyable and distinctly a porter. Great example! (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1723) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
October 17, 2014. Bottle at Babajan. Dark brown, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, licorice, caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, licorice and light roasted bitterness. Finish is light to medium bitter chocolate. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2685) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark black pour with tan head. Aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, hints of dark coffee and slight caramel as well in there. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, coffee and caramel, nice cocoa powder as well, slight nuts, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. The ABV is hidden well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a very dark brown with a khaki head of a smallish size that leaves some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is roasty and a touch ashy with some sweeter chocolate notes and a little bit of woodiness.

The flavor is enjoyably fruity and chocolaty without taking a lot of liberty with sweetness. It’s got a nice medium level of roasty bitterness & a light piney hoppiness.

Nicely balanced porter, and one that I’m surprised is @ such high boost.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (334) - - OCT 10, 2014
Dark brown, little lace. Medium body, good carbonation lifting the mouthfeel, Very bitter like burnt sugar, tart, Dark malt flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3539) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
355 ml bottle at Orvars. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet, light roasted, cocoa, tobacco and light chlorine. Taste is medium sweet, cocoa, leather, tobacco, light roasted and chocolate. Nice one

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EyeAmBaldman (313) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown with no head. Aroma is dark chocolate and malt. Taste is so clean and notes of chocolate and malt. This has a nice clean finish with no bitterness.


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