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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
highwayempire (20) - North East, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Outstanding. Itís dark chocolate appearance. Smell is hard to identify. Itís not overwhelming, itís refreshing as well. Nice finish. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Dark and roasty malt. Caramel, toast, char. A bit of cocoa and some sweetness along with a smoky flavor. Lighter than a smoked malt, though. Smooth and long in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5505) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Dark brown body with tan head. Nose is malts, caramel, straw. Taste is chocolate, malts, sweetness. Some smoke and syrupy texture. Warming finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (557) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: Pours a solid black color with 2 finger head. Aroma: Pours a solid black color with 2 finger head. Taste: dark roasted malt and dark roasted coffee, very strong coffee. Palate: pretty thin with medium carbonation. Overall: Not my favorite Evolution beer, its interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (1395) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
on tap at Craftyís Taproom in Northeast Phila - nice dark color. Good portery aroma. Flavor ok - expected a little more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Mildly creamy. Small bitter, some soda carb, not too roasty. Very nice nose. Mild sweet. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16661) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask at GBBF í15, day 3, 13/08/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate off white covering. Nose is light wood, chocolate, spice, dark malts. Taste comprises toffee, wood, chcocolate biscuit, light spice, darl fruit rinds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
half pint from cask at GBBF. dark brown with a thin off white head. aroma is roasted malts, hazelnuts, brown bread and caramel. taste is sweet malts, full nutty body. finishes slightly fruity - prunes, dates and raisin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
abcfan (913) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Good stuff. Pours deep brown, little head. Aroma is full of coffee and smoke. Medium bodied, smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 10, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2015 Cj beer festival. Taste is Dark fruit. Raisin, plum. Good easy drinking porter. A touch flat on the feel.

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