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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2278) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a small bubbly head. Notes of chocolate liquor, smoke, fig bread, and cookies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a dark, dark brown with a smooth tan head which lingers......aroma is coffee.......taste is roasted coffee with a bit of earthy vanilla with a medium mouthfeel......a decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a short tan head. Roasty aroma with coffee, chocolate and had a touch of smoke. Flavor of dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, smoke and had some nuttiness with a semi dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (863) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Dark brown with purple hilite and foamy lasting tan head; roasty tangy aroma with hint of raspberry; Flava is rich roasty complex blend of malt subtle notes of fruit berry/raisin; feels medium slightly fizzy; finishes semi dry subtly tangy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HellesBunny666 (158) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Very toasty and chocolaty aromas. Pretty smooth. Sweet, dark chocolate or iced coffee notes. Lighter body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emeister84 (936) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Aromas are faint, roast predominates, burnt coffee. Dark red-brown with amber highlights, and a fully fading head. Roasty, dry, a touch of black fruit, cassis maybe, a faint creamy note. Medium bodied, pretty smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerdedDave (291) - - APR 16, 2014
dark brown - black color; roasted malt aroma; a medium-bodied porter with a roasted malt falvor; a bit of an oily taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2079) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft at SoBo. Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like roasted grains , sweet malt, toast, light earth, and light coffee. Light/medium body and carbonation. Light aroma of roasted grains and earth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (2689) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Dark brown-black body, thin pale tan head, sparse lacing. Light smoke, roasted fruity coffee, bittersweet chocolate. Pleasant and mild. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, just a touch of sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4834) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Nose is very sweet and chocolaty with roast and a bit of syrup, light nuts and minerals. Pours dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Light body, medium bitterness and gorgeous roast, chocolate backs off to medium, crisp carbonation and mild fruitiness, also the rise of some good coffee and even hints of smoke. Aftertaste is somewhat drier and really allows the roast to shine. Great balance with this one, and an excellent flavor. Probably a little too much aggression in the mf for me, but Iíd be happy to return to this well.

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