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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Shall one compare thee to a fair beer, Not even this perfect porter before thou will do thee justice. Thou art more complex, brave and cunning. Thou have changed more than a brew will ever. Thou may be lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle from Proof. Deep black pour held up to light with a thick creamy tan head. Rich roasted malts, cocoa nibs, licorice, earthiness with a touch of smoke. Rich chocolate, roasted maltiness, hints of cream, smoke and earthiness. Medium thick bodied with dry bitter earthy finish. Pretty damn tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1839) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a viscous thick oily black with little tan head. Smell is thick roaste malts, toffee, dark chocolate, soy. Taste is the same dark chocolate, soy, dark roast, medium sweet, some dark fruit. Palate is full and a bit chewy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1517) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods Tribeca. Pours a really really dark brown with a thin moka head that won’t leave any lacings. Aroma is roasty when you end up disregarding the strong alcohol that attacks you when you first sniff. Taste is not too sweet but not completely dry either. Flavors of roasted malts and milk chocolate are what I could make out. Alcohol is a bit distracting but this is a 11.5% porter after all... Mouthfeel is good with a full body and a lower level of carbonation. A nice drink in the end!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottled 3/20/13. Consumed 5/26/13. Pours dark brown with a thin, wet dark brown head which turns oily if you ignore it... Aroma is nutty, chocolate, roast malt, vanilla, hint of banana, some mustiness. Taste is big, complex; booze, some dark fruits, chocolate, nutty, hint of peat. Very full-flavored; excellent taste. Oily body; slick. Mild carbonation. Excellent lacing. Alcohol taste is strong. Really excellent. Highly affordable for the quality.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Aroma is light soy sauce, molasses. Pitch black with dirty head. Taste is very rich, slightly bitter, molasses, burnt sugar. Finish is a unique black licorice and subtle alcohol burn. Chewy, sticky, flat and thick.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2507) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with thin ring of tan lace that barely sticks. Aroma of dark and sweet chocolate, roasted malts, soy, and a back end of booze. Taste is mostly the chocolate and a hint of vanilla, then a boozy warmth on the way down. Solid, decadent and rich, not sure where to draw the line between imperial porter and stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small chocolate brown head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate and smooth malty. Chocolate, smooth and roasted malty. Light sweet and toasted malty. Bitter and roasted malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Bottled. A black with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, chocolate, roasted malt, and soy sauce, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebsmitty (137) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark chocolate brown color, thin head and lacing. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste of vanilla, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, light caramel. Light warmth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2013
pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, roast and hops. taste is dark bittersweet chocolate, roast and alcohol. thick and chewy, like a brownie beer


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