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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2003
bittersweet choclate aroma, dark red/brown, great mouthfeel, straight up choclate and mocha

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Dark brown(maybe black)colored. Carmel mixed with chocolate aroma. Very chocolatey flavor with some smokey or roast flavors lightly mixed in. Full bodied for a porter. Sweet finish. I like this porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2003
Bottle. A full deep brown color that you can see through in the light. A strong chocolate and roasted malt aroma. The flavors are rich on the palate. The dry sweet chocolate flavor dominates. A fine porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2003
pours a moderate brown but settles to a nice black, a bit light in the glass though. rich chocolatey aroma, a bit smokey. acidic finish, mildly hopped, a good porter with an excellent full coating body.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2003
It has a subtle aroma, and a good thick head. The flavor is a pleasant mix of roasted smoky chocolate. It is also very smooth. I liked it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2003
There was (of course) some porter prerequisite roastiness and some nice smoky sweetness reinforcing the malt on the palate. My only qualm is that there seemed to be some astringent hints in the aroma and in the malt, distracting me a quite a bit. That’s one of those things that will kill a rating faster than Trent Lott’s career.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2002
This was a fairly good porter. Excellent roasted taste backed by appropriate hopping. Very palatable and drinkable. A fine beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Sweet and fruity in both aroma and flavor, carmelized. Pretty mild and easy drinking. Very coffee-like with some chocolaty undertones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Weird. The beer smells exactly like smokey soy sauce. The flavor is extremely smokey, tangy, and has a bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Nice dark brown color.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JAN 10, 2002
Nice Porter, rich brown and a rich flavor. Chocolate with a smooth finish. Very good beer.


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