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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5855) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Black with a short, but thick, dark tan head. Tobacco, dark fruit, chocolate aroma. Taste is thick caramel malt, dark chocolate cake... A little licorice/mint aftertaste. Really tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3457) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours cola brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, and licorice. Coffee flavor with licorice, caramel, and dark chocolate flavor. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
RSeltzer (12) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap. Minimal head with next to no lacing. Malty caramel aroma with caramel and coffee flavors. Nice licorice lingering finish. Carbonation is moderate for a good mouth feel and very, very good porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Darkhorse. Poured almost 100% black with some red showing through and min white head. Aroma of some but and caramel toast. Light carb med bod. Taste of some roast light bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2014
[Bottle] Wow, this one sure changed as it warmed. Started out really bland and forgettable, but after sitting for awhile it became quite enjoyable. Anise up front which then melds into roasted malt and some chocolate for a lasting finish. Nothing crazy or incredibly unique; just a very solid porter. Aroma is pretty restrained, even after warming--dusty, slight alcohol, anise, and mild smoke. Fairly thin, long finish. Overall, a really nice porter that I’m glad I gave a chance to warm up.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Nice dark color and appealing aroma. Flavor is light and not that heavy. I would say it is okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Draft shared by Ms. phaleslu at Holy Grale. Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head that leaves spots in the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, light roast, nuts, chocolate, and earth. Flavor of dark chocolate, molasses, anise, earth, nuts, tobacco, and faint dark fruits. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, earthy, rich, semi-spicy mouthfeel. Good porter with more complexity than the nose lets on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

Clear dark black brown color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, licorice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, milk chocolate, light roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - fizzy. [20131223]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3155) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
zwart met bruine kraag, kleverig aroma van volle chocolade, stevig moutig, gebrande- en geroosterde mouten.
smaken zijn die van chocolade, koffie, gebr- en geroosterde mouten, matig zoet, matig bitter, toch wat dun van textuur. matige body, vrij dun, glad en zacht
goede gladde zachte maar iets té dunne porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3564) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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