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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Like a campfire in a glass, this robust beauty has seductive notes of vanilla, smoked cedar, and mulling spices. A dark pour with mild lacing, she is a rollercoaster of lush chocolate diving into a semi-dry finish of roasted malt and biscuit. 5.6% ABV


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
(Draught) Pours a black body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of caramel, graham cracker, nuts, and chocolate. Flavor of graham cracker, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2971) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
On tap at Denver Beer Co. Pour is deep brown with light red hues and a frothy tan head; great lacing. Big sweet chocolate aroma - vanilla, graham crackers, light coffee, roast, lacto, and hit chocolate. Nice. Taste is roasty, malty, sweet milk chocolate, somewhat earthy, light espresso, grassy, and bready. Medium body with medium-to-high carbonation. Really nice porter, but could benefit from more body - still probably their best offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5329) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2012
16oz pint at the brewery. Pours a watery, translucent near black with some off white head. Nose of vanilla, some ritz cracker, a little caramel, malty, light chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malty, vanilla, cookies, chocolate, light spice, light coffee. Medium bodied, dry finish. Wife loved it. Sweet but not cloying.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at GABF 2012. Started out quite well but then faded a bit. Could have been a bit bigger and viscous. A little watery by the end. The flavor is nice though. Good chocolate notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Lots of vanilla notes with some graham cracker, has a nice smokey flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4564) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
On draft at Denver Beer Co. Pours a typical porter brown with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, dark chocolate, lactose, and slight sugar/ spice. Flavor is similar with dark chocolate, roast, and coffee. Light to medium in body and not much of the flavors in the description noticeable in the beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2125) - USA - JUN 16, 2012
Some malty Graham sweetness in this relatively light and not smoky porter. On tap at Denver beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1623) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2012
On tap at the brewery from August 2011. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Roasty and chocolate with a some vanilla notes in the nose. Taste of vanilla, chocolate and some coffee notes. Overall, this is a good vanilla porter that hits the balance pretty well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Draft at SAVOR. Poured a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Aroma was Coffee, chocolate, touch of vanilla. Flavor was a lot more subtle for what I was expecting, there’s chocolate and a touch of coffee and vanilla in there, but it’s very subtle. Mouthfeel a bit thin, but enjoyed it enough - paired well with a s’more.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2012
Draught @ DBC: Eclipsed ruby. Nonuniform dirty-white head lives a short life. Husky malt (burnt popcorn) aromas with subtle notes of sassafras, cola, smoke, chocolate wafer cookie, hazelnut, raisin, tarry java. Foamy residue plagues the tongue as the seltzery carbonation fizzles. Airily roasty and intensely grainy with a profoundly dull and depthless "papery" roast character which is worsened by severely husky burnt malt. Cacao nibs contribute earthiness while a distant twinge of black licorice adds sweetness and a bit of cling. A fluttering raisiny fruitiness gently exudes alongside creamed coffee and wafer cookie, as well. Trace chocolate vibrancy comes and goes, though it’s not nearly sturdy enough to withstand the body-hampering huskiness. Finishes lightly charred and everlastingly husky with a cottony flourish of roasty dryness timidly shadowed by smoke and cocoa. A very husky beer, which makes it undrinkable for me. And a rather insufferable mouthfeel to boot, as, once again in a DBC beer, the carbonation is extremely firm, pointy, and intrusive.


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