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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Big and malty flavor from aromatic dark roasted grains balanced by a subtle hint of hops. Deep color and rich caramel flavor … perfect for cold winter nights.
Formerly JW Dundee’s Porter.
18°


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3509) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/9/2014. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, grass, light molasses/dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, grass, light molasses/dark fruit and herbal/roasted earthiness. Good amount of herbal hop/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and earthy hops flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a nice porter style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (152) - Arkansas, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pours a nice dark red, or dark brown color. It has a pretty thick head, and it lingers for a while, and it has some crazy lingering lacing.

Aroma is roasty malty, but not too much so. The aroma is very similar to what you taste.

Taste is caramel and slight chocolate. There is definitely some hops in there. Roasted malt is pretty heavy in the taste.

Mouthfeel is not real heavy. Not sessionable, but still easy drinking. Not picking up a lot of carbonation.

Overall, this is really really good. I’m still drinking the beer, and the lacing is still right on the rim of the glass. It’s pretty tasty. A good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeandduke (123) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3/28/15 (Bottle)- Nice dark pour, roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Enjoyed tasting the toasted malt brew, minimal carbonation, very smooth creamy pour and going down. Nice kick. Over all very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (702) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice malt and black licorice aroma. Appearance- this beer is dark brown with a small tannish colored head. Taste- Taste like malt and black licorice, pretty decent. Palate- A medium bodied beer with mild carbonation and a creamy texture. Overall- A really decent porter and if you consider the price, it’s an excellent porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
csaso (1736) - Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle - big creamy head, very dark Amber color, pretty sweet malty aroma and flavor, mild hop balance, not bad but nothing special overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mears (53) - - DEC 31, 2014
Bad beer. Bad news for me and you. Yuck yuck yucky as a whole bunch of crap.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (998) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
bottle. Poured dark clear reddish brown with thin beige head. Aroma of toasty malt, slightly tart. Medium light body, crisp carbonated mouthfeel. Flavour of roasted malt, notes of smoke, coffee bitter chocolate.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onslow (1273) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Looks like a cola or root beer - clear brown brew with light tan head. Nice dense head. Weak aroma of roasted malts. Taste starts with weak roasted tea berry and mild sweet malts, very weak up front, then transitions to a strong roasted malt, coffee and caramel with a nice roasted malt finish. Mild hops at the very end but still finishes sweet. Lingering roasted grain taste. Rather watery palate. An odd mix of weakness and strength that is quaffable but not on par with many porters.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Frank (3471) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
All Dundee beers are terrible and this is no exception. It does look nice at least, garnet brown w/ a creamy white head, but there is nothing particularly appealing about it otherwise. It smells like raisin, malt syrup and old coffee. It is slightly sweet and syrupy. It gets kind of nutty and oxidized tasting as it warms which doesn’t make it any worse I guess but still isn’t good. It finishes w/ a brisk prickle of carbonation and some lingering caramel sweetness on the tongue. I am glad I got a single of this as I cannot see myself every drinking one of these for pleasure.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Poured a cola brown from the bottle with malts, light roast and some light earth. Flavors are watered down roast with some malt thin on the palate not how I like my porters.


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