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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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

TAR's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TAR (2692) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, 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 itís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1671) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2016
12 oz can. Pours amber brown with a big fluffy light tan head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet acidic smokey roast chocolate malt.

The flavor is very sweet roasted chocolate malt with some metallic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and watery.

Overall, too sweet and kind of flawed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle. High creamy lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Roasted malt cocoa vanilla aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2387) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Canned. Dark brown with a smallish beige head that soon recedes to a fine film. The aroma was weak and indistinct with perhaps a trace of chocolate. The taste featured cocoa and graham crackers. The palate was much thinner than I prefer. Finished with a lingering metallic aftertaste. Overall: The graham cracker notes conjured up the memory of a cheap cheesecake crust, and therein lies the problem. With cheesecake I expect a full creamy palate and it was just not there. Those quibbles aside I did enjoy this but I probably wont buy another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2016
On tap. Tan head and dark brown color. A-earthy, roasty, slight cocoa. T-sweet cocoa/roasty, earthy hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Brown pour. Chewy body with a hint of char and cinnamon. Mild chocolate flavor. Pretty solid for a flagship porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1854) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Enjoyed on tap at Watercourse in Denver, CO while on vacation. I didn't take tasting notes, but remember this being a delicious dark porter with sweet notes of chocolate and light marshmallow. Would have again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (412) - Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 From the can the beer is dark brown with light barely penetrating, the head is this but lingures and is a frothy chocolate brown, the aroma is light almost nondescript but there is a faint note of chocolate, the taste is initially milk chocolate and the finish is sweet reminiscent of roasted marshmallows but quickly dissipates and ends as an ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
Can at home - from Antenna America, Yokohama. Black - offwhite head. Chocolate. Bisquit notes. Vanilla. Smokey notes. Light spicy notes. Roasted malts. Dryness. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockey9930 (260) - - APR 10, 2016
Black with thin head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Has a light bitterness of dark chocolate, but the finish is sweet and creamy. The palate isnít quite as thick or creamy as the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (535) - - FEB 4, 2016
Served on tap at Denver Beer Co. Black color with a off white head. Malt coffee aroma. Chocolate smoked sweet burnt malt flavor. Medium light sticky body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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