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Dark in color, yet surprisingly medium in body. Complex roasted malt flavors with a chocolatey velvet finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (616) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance is a deep black. Aroma is sweet. Taste has some nice roasted malts with hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1322) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Draft at the Trident Club on The Naval PostGraduate School in Monterey The porter poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Notes of chocolate and roasted malts were quickly detected. The porter had light body with soft carbonation. The finish had burnt malt and chocolate to enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap at the brewery in Marina. Pours an almost black brown with a foamy tan head. Nose is cola and molasses with notes of toffee. Mildly sweet taste with a nice dry finish. Medium body, decent carbonation. Good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebeerlover (11) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Had on draft at the C restaurant in Monterey. Wonderful light porter. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate flavors and a smooth porter finish. Lightly carbonated. Great with the hamburger there. However, the bottled version has a more stringent aftertaste, and not as pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3887) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
12 oz bottle from Bottles N Bins Liquors and Deli. Nose is coffee and roast with a hint of sweet caramel. Cloudy dark brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is roasted coffee with a bit of bitterness in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Dark brown with a hint of reddish color. Roasty malt with a bit of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Not too watery, not too thick. Crisp finish. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernestoo (5) - - MAY 22, 2012 does not count
Too light, no after taste, no aroma. Wouldn’t bother with it unless you want a light, tasteless brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (654) - California, USA - APR 4, 2012
Tap. Dark brown pour. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is vinous and roasty with a good amount of dark chocolate. Like the other beers at the brewery, the body is light and the amount of carbonation is low. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Tap at the Fish Hoppers Restaurant in Monterey, CA. Pours dark brown with ruby glints and a big creamy light tan head. Nice chocolate aroma. Near med body. Flavor is chocolate, smooth burnt malt, and a light, light touch of coffee with some herby hop. Finishes nearly dry and nicely bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
12oz bottle -

Found most, if not all, of the English Ales while on a recent stop in Monterey. Stopped off at Bottles and Bins and they had a great selection. The beer is really a nice porter. A mixed aroma of powdered chocolate, metal, dark fruit, and leather. Flavor has a nice combo of licorice, dark chocolate and light coffee bean. There is some bitterness that reminds me of molasses/burnt sugar. Probably the black patent. Very nice pour with a black body and a light tan 1" head. Tasty beer.

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