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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Black w/garnet highlights, this Porter is rich & full flavored with notes of chocolate, coffee & smoke. 24 IBUíS, 5.8% ABV.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/18/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a very dark burnt sienna color. Itís not completely opaque at all, like many porters tend to be. The head is a one finger offwhite shade that fades into a thin film with some collaring around the edge of the glass. S: A fairly chocolaty porter; itís more dry than milky sweet, though. Some nuts, dark unroasted malts, and hazelnut coffee tie these qualities together. Not particularly grabbing or expressive, but good. T: Even drier than the nose suggested. There are some roasted nuts to start, some lactose cream flavors in the midtaste, and a finish of coffee with just a hint of dry chocolate. I also notice a twinge of finishing hops; not just in the light bitterness, but with the mildly acidic and mineral-esque kick in the aftertaste, as well. M: Light bodied, with good carbonation, and a crisp, dry finishing kick. About what I expect from a porter. O: For better or worse, itís a standard porter. Granted, itís a standard porter thatís executed quite well; however this lacks many qualities that would enable it to stand out from its brethren. Itís one to consider purchasing, but perhaps not one to seek out.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5782) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Thanks to Colin. But brown coloured pour with a lasting halo of white head. Aroma is vanilla, fruit cake, booze, sherry, cakey malts. Flavour is raisin and dried fruits. Oily. Palate is semi sweet, oily. Lowish carbonation. Interesting enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Medium brown pour with 2 finger tan head. Nutty roasted malt aroma. Roasty nutty, malt, dark cocoa bitterness. Almost like a chocolate nut-brown, very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1346) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Has a faint smoke aroma. Has a nice bit of a chocolate taste. Has a creamy nice body. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Draft at Spacebar. Black with bare lite tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, lite coffee, ash. Taste is similar, with hint of chocolate. Thin, bit watery. Good enough to drink a couple, but not to seek out.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
G_Ram9 (57) - - MAY 19, 2015
First impressions: rather light for a porter, not as complex as hoped for. However, as it warms a bit and I keep sipping, it's flavors grow, but not to where I'd expect from a 7 malt beer. I detect hints of coffee, a little chocolate, and very subtle smoke on the tongue but surprisingly not on the nose. Overall, a decent porter but less than I'd hoped for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElCapitan22 (272) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours a nice black color, but has no lacing or head retention. I expected it to smell more of chocolate and burnt coffee, but those are barely present. It is more bitter than most porters I have had. Reminds me more of a black ipa than a porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabah (217) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2015
This is an OK porter....slightly above average but nothing really special here. Thereís some roasty coffee and chocolate flavors, though the texture and balance could be a little better. Evolution just made it down here to FL. My first sample from them, so Iíll give one of their other styles a try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5466) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Sharp bitter chocolate and a lot of grain but only a little roast aroma. Pours black withouy much head. Light bitter finish. Bottle at right proper.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nasmith003 (162) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Weak aroma (could be the glass). Deep coffee color, clear. Hints of coffee and chocolate. Hop bitterness shows up at the end and lingers a bit long.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle poured dark brown with ruby highlights with tan head. aroma coffee, chocolate, roasty. flavor roasty, licorice, chocolate, smoke. good beer


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