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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
No other beer shows off what malts can do in a beer better than porter. Certified Organic Porter uses a complex blend of five malts that compliment and highlight one another in a harmonious mixture. Only one addition of imported Pacific Gem hops is used to provide a balancing bitterness without introducing any other hop character. While decidedly in the robust porter category, Certified Organic Porter has none of the harsh character people often associate with dark ales. Instead, what one finds is a rich, smooth beer with suggestions of chocolate and just a hint of coffee. So smooth and malty, this porter will convert even the non-dark beer drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11650) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from Beershoppen. Pours deep opaque black with a medium, creamy beige head. Aroma has sweet malts, roasted, light tar, raisins, grassy hops. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, chocolate, light roasted, mild smoke. Soft malty bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13483) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle, 5.8%. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, little bread and hop. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, hop, little salt liquorice, hop and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (244) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Taste the same with some malty sweetness. Little hop bite. Nice lacing in the glass. Thin mouth feel. Overall nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (227) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2015
BOTTLE. Pours kole beer brown with a bubbly tan head, solid carb. Cocoa, drinking choc & subtle coffee on the nose. Dark malty flavour up front with the cocoa in the middle turning into a some what sweet choc finish. Sourced Cape Cellars

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
355 ML from Epping Cellars Dark cola color with some ruby highlights. Light tan head, good collar that sticks around a while. Nose is roast, licorice, coffee, milk chocolate. Taste is roast, earth, coffee, milk chocolate, and lots of licorice. Medium bodied, a bit thin in stretches but great lingering bitterness. Well balanced. Does not knock your socks off but very solid and well crafted beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3578) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
12oz bottle 1/20/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-46° in Shaker-Pours cola colred with a small head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
Aroma: toast, coffee, Appearance: clear brown color with a good head, Taste: medium sweetness, Palate: light body, thin feel, lively. I’d expected a little more from this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4540) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from Wine Emporium 051214.thin bodied with a fair amount of chocolate in the flavour. Nice strong finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1168) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
From a bottle. Pours black and thick with a lasting thin tan head, lasting bitter roasted flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
smallfry (169) - - SEP 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 (Bottle) Very little hoppiness but lingering bitterness and astringency. There isn’t really any nice dark maltiness to it. Although the aroma is of chocolate (and is really quite nice), the taste is uninteresting, thin, and muddled. Compared to other porters it has very little rich chocolate or dark fruit flavors that I look for. I’m very surprised by how well this is rated. Not a good porter.

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