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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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


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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (688) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 7, 2015
Can. A- Roasty, cocoa, slightly woody, slightly smoky, spice. A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head. T- Cocoa, roasty, slightly smoky, slightly bitter, malty, dry. P- Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, dry finish. O- This certainly didn’t taste anything like graham cracker or the likes. Mostly a roasty dry bland porter. Standard at best.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Draft at Denver Beer Co. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a nice, tan head. Vanilla aroma with some graham cracker notes. Robust, smoked vanilla flavor. Some spices that linger. Could use a bit more punch. But not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1602) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Pour is deep chocolate brown with a tan colored head and solid retention. Nose has a bit of creamy chocolate and vanilla, light roast, over cooked barley, and stale bread crust. Taste is similar, actually much more roasted, some over cooked barley, less creamy chocolate, still some notes of vanilla mix with the light chocolate. Light body, a touch thin in the finish, moderate carb.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1649) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Not too bad. A dark pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, some roastedness. Pretty typical on the porter side but maybe just a bit more spice than usual. Dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
doctordd8 (15) - Louisburg, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2015
I really wanted to like this one. Very metallic off taste. Looks good coming out of the can, but taste is odd.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alandis01 (8) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
This is one of my favorites from DBC. The appearance is a dark brown with a light tan head. The aroma is a toasty chocolate and vanilla. The taste is of chocolate and vanill. It’s like a malty s’more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2014
This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium foamy tan head that recedes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and vanilla. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, graham crackers and chocolate. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt and graham cracker aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2941) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2014
On tap at Colorado’s Best Beers in Conifer. Black appearance with a light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, light toffee, caramel malts, light earth and light roasted coffee notes. Similar flavor, adding medium sweetness and minimal bitterness. Light to medium body with a smooth, creamy feel, a little thin. Pretty tasty overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1897) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Extra from Wchesser..Thanks will! Pour dark brown with a tan head..nose is dry, roast, spice, vanilla, chocolate...Taste is dry with some nice chocolate/smores flavor..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3650) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
can from Hazel’s beverage world. Pours coca-cola brown with a thin brown head. Leaves a lot of lacing. has a bit of malt on the nose. Lots of nuttiness on the tongue which is an interesting twist on the porter. finishes clean. Not bad.


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