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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   ABV: -
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Sampled @ Elliot Bay, West Seattle, April 2007
This is a very light colored Porter; it has a burnt, ruby-amber color that is just dark enough to be opaque if I don’t hold it up to the light. It is topped by a wispy, weak, tap derived, ring of a head. The aroma has notes of roasted raisins, caramel and toffee. The aroma is actually fairly fruity with a solid berry note.

The taste is quite a bit roastier than I was expecting, and it has a nice toasted grain character to it as well. Notes of coffee, toasted biscuits, and burnt caramel round out some rich malty flavors that while noticeable are quite dry and light somehow. This is a very quaffable brew, it is quite tasty and a great brew to have a session over at the local pub.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Tap: Mahogany color, light head and lacing. Nose of light roast and cherry, moderate hops in the flavor and a ho-hum finish. Light roast, needs a little kick of something. Body? Intensity. Meh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Very dark mahogany with light spots of lace and little head. Light notes of chocolate and roast in the nose with some bitterness. Flavor is very similar. Light bodied, being almost a touch too thin. Finishes bitter and malty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5118) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
On cask 4/18/03. Very Rich and smooth. Blakish red and a brown head. Rich, mellow malt mouthfeel and finish. Very tasty porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2001
Dark brown colour. Tastes like a nicely toasted whole wheat bagel.


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