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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 (2657) - 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2309) - 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 (1822) - 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 (376) - 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 (15121) - 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 (244) - - 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 isn’t quite as thick or creamy as the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (515) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (1104) - ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours dark but really brown, delicate head, not too much of it. Looks somewhat hazy - although its dark so even if it was translucent, I wouldn’t see through. I was trying to pair it with a steak, so probably should have read about this chocolate thing before. Aroma was sweetish, loads of vanilla and a bit of milk chocolate together with ginger bread. Taste was more of the same, vanilla, ginger bread and spicy milk chocolate. Smoke as well, and I liked that part. Just a hint of roast malts, sweet and velvety mouthfeel. Overall, I guess would be nice next to a campfire, a bit too much of vanilla for me. Don’t really know what Graham Crackers are, but based on this beer can guess that they are not bad :D

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2016
12 oz. can. Black pour, with a medium, frothy, light brown head. The nose is molasses, dark chocolate, chicory, and some light peat. Sweet and very malty, with a light bitterness that balances quite nicely. Medium to heavy body, chalky, syrupy, and thick. This is a fun, well-made, and tasty porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CObiased (304) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Can - pours a rich dark chocolate brown with some small chunky particulates and a very thin tan head. Enticing aroma of chocolate, cinnamon/spice, caramel and a whiff of coffee. This semi sweet ale has a thinner than expected body. Flavors that come through are cocoa, coffee, nutmeg, toffee and snickerdoodle. A good beer for dark beer newbies to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Can into a goblet. Deep opaque brown pour with a slight tan head. Aroma is, well, graham cracker. Vanilla, spice, roasted biscuit. Taste is roasted malts, hints of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, like cinnamon spice. Chewy. Sweet. Nice and warming, but could never do more than 1 in a sitting.

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