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RATINGS: 362   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2010 Rerate (3.0): I am not a much a fan this time around, there is a twangy lactic tone and chalky astrengent character I am not really digging. The nose and palate are not that deep or interesting either. -2 AR, -1 App, -2 Taste, -1 Palate, and -3 Overall

Original Review (3.8) : Deep brown with ruby highlights that produced a good creamy tan head and very good lacing. The aroma hints of hazelnut, smoke, coffee, caramel, milk chocolate, floral hops and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts smoothy malty with lots of mocha, nutty and caramel notes. Good undertones of mild bitterness, smoke and sublime fruits. The finish displays a coffee bitterness. The mouthfeel is lush and soft for the style with a chalky finish. Nice. Very good complex nature with balance. Many organic beers fall short in taste, this beer is not one of those. Recommended. Thanks Joe for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2004
DArk brown, strong burnt malt aroma, flavor or rich dark malt, chocolate, slight bitter finish, rich and flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6118) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Dark brown, nearly opaque but for a mere hint of dark red shining thru. Strong espresso aroma, but a more mellowly delivered choco-coffee flavor, nice smoky character and sweet chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2004
An excellent nose of brandy and chocolate. The body is sweet chocolate maltish with hints of oranges and a sweet chocolatey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
Very dark amber. Almost no head. Warm alcohol aroma with dark chocolate and brandy. Flavour is chocolate, smoke and alcohol. Body was thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (2179) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Bought at my local health food style store. Comes ina 12 oz brown short neck..with two burly guys carrying a big cask on the label. Very attractive looking porter here..itsa lovelly mahogany dark brown with a massive creamy tan head..that sticks around till the cows come home..very well done. nice fresh aroma..the chocolate is obvious..very appetizing. Nice refreshing taste for a porter..a sting of sweet malt followed by long drawn out coffee/mocha taste..then a tinge of bitterness to finish off..very nice. feels real nice on the palte not too watery. a most excellent porter..very drinkable good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2003
A very nice nutty-coffee flavor with an appropriately rich accompanying aroma. The color is a nice, barely translucent brown. Starts out sweet and finishes with just a hint of bitterness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Caramel in appearance with a strong chocolate aroma. Really great aroma! Flavor is chocolate, obvious dark malts, and a light-moderate bitterness on the finish. Very robust, flavorful porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Tan head, deep ruby brown color. Rich malty nose, a tad nutty. Wonderful malty sweet flavor, sweet finish with strong flavor. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12647) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Small creamy beige head atop cola body. Aroma is rich, roasty coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasty coffee and chocolate, finishing mildly coffee bitter. Medium creamy body, light carbonation, watery on the tongue.

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