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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Pours nearly black with a disappointing tan head. Nose of roast chocolate, coffee and roasty malt notes. Some hints at licorice. Taste is more roasty, sweet. Finishes thin and wet where a bit of bitter and dry might be nice.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (405) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Ar: Coffee and toasted malt, hint of chocolate - some light caramel, a bit of dark fruit. Ap: Dark brown, opaque - small light tan head with poor retention - slim ring of foam with light wisp covering. T: Currant and dark cocoa - pineapple and pear - mossy, roasted caramel - coffee - medium-low bitterness - sweet chocolate, nutty - cocoa powder on finish. P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Nice porter - a variety of dark malt notes, with nut, fruit, and hop accents.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
draft at Blue Monk. Solid Porter, medium to fuller bodied black pour, roasted maltiness, dark chocolate, hint of coffee & licorice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (876) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, light liquorice. Flavour is roasty, malty, more chocolate and coffee, low sweetness, low bitterness. Smooth and easy Porter, could have used a bit thicker body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (711) - , CYPRUS - MAY 30, 2014
Black colour, chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is sweet, roasty, dark fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3698) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle 355ml, a dark beer with medium head. Aroma is on dark malt, dark chocolate, licorice, lactose, light smoked touch, creamy, caramel notes, good feature.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2014
[Tap] Pours an opaque dark brown color with a small cap of light brown head on top. Aromas of deep roasted malts, anise, earthy hops and milk chocolate. Flavor notes include lots of chocolate, some wood ash, licorice, vanilla, oats and some coffee. Creamy and velvety mouthfeel. Low levels of carbonation. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
8bithero (2) - - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
Pours pitch black with a tan head that disappears quickly. Notes of chocolate and slight coffee make it slightly creamy without making it to heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
calm_dreamer (156) - GREECE - MAY 21, 2014
Pitch black medium to thin body, creamy thin brown foam head. Intense aroma of chocolate, a bit of coffee, something like bourbon barrel, roasted barley. Extremely balanced taste. Bitter coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and something like bitter Baileys cream. Lasting mild bitter aftertaste with a note of alcohol. Subtle carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (159) - CYPRUS - MAY 20, 2014
Dark brown body with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, some dark fruit and some licorice. Taste is sweet, low bitterness. Lingering finish. Nice porter.


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