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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 IBU’S, 5.8% ABV.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
warmupmytaster (5) - Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2010 does not count
a: couple day old coffee grounds, malty, baking chocolate, molasses a: dark, can’t see through it but it not thick t: medium bodied, bitter coffee, watery, bitterness mellows as taste lingers, aftertaste redeems gross initial taste slightly p: crisp up front opening into water follow-through

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13474) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Black, lets no light through. Huge brown head with great retention, solid lacing. Aroma of taffee, butterscotch, cocoa. Taste is smoky chocolate, scotch. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2010
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Nice chocolaty aroma begins with some light roasted malts underneath. Lightly roasted malt taste at the start that moves easily into a smooth and flavorful chocolate and cocoa middle with a nice creamy finish. Light roast on the aftertaste. Really smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Dark brown/black pour with nice beige/tan head. Arouma is coffee, vanilla beans, roast, wood and rotting fruit. Foamy, creamy with an odd fishiness. Astringent and a bit messy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11661) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
12oz bottle. Large tan head atop clear brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some dark chocolate, light seltzer. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, roast, some smoke, light bittersweet chocolate, sourness. Effervescent light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
It pours a ruddy brown with a small, foamy, light tan head. The nose is on the lighter side with notes of roasted malt, smoke, and a touch of burnt caramel. The taste is watery and on the flavorless side with a bit of roastiness and burnt malt. Light body with a dull, short finish. Overall this brew is definitely less than spectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (4101) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Dark roasted malt nose. Cloudy brown, thin yellow head. Tart malt flavor, finishes with smoke. Decent, but perhaps too tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2010
A pretty good porter with some nice chocolate notes in aroma and flavor. Not too big for a porter, but just right. A clean and slightly better than average porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - APR 26, 2010
Dark with a tan head. Nice creamy chocolate, light roasted malt, some coffee, some tobacco, vanilla, and oak. Nice body but a little rough on the carbonation. Real pleasant flavor if you are in to coffee tasting porters. Coffee bean, light chocolate, some smoke, with a touch of spice. Real nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle at Bobs super famous and obsequious world’s best rib joint/sportsbar/ clothesline and junk yard in Ocean City Maryland. (141st street). Well lemme tell yah, the boys and I arrived for the hack golf weekend in style and fell upon the closest bar with an open kitchen late this past Friday eve. I fully assumed that the best I could possibly do was going to be Blue Moon or Yuengling Lager. Yeah, high hopes...for the eternal pessimist. As the group that I was with drooled over the menu, I settled for a Blue moon belgian ale. Not horrible considering they had four types of BMC light beers on tap too. The barmaid asked me "why the long face?" I replied that I was not a horse. She giggled, and said come on smile you’re at the shore....lighten up. I told her I wished they had some better beers on tap. She said she had some local brews in bottles.. I asked if any were NOT DFH since we had to drive thru the Lewes DE speed trap/ gauntlet of town clowns on Rt One to get here, I realy wasnt in the mood for DFH extraneous hoo hah. She said yup, "close your eyes" I said OK. She said ok, you can look. I opened my eyes and before me sat a bottle of Lucky Seven.....with a frozen mason jar next to it. I smiled and requested an unfrozen mason jar. I was labeled " Mr. high maintenance" for the rest of the evening. This incidentally consisnted of three more of them. Body is up fron a bit on the light side but builds to a moderate chocolate body that then turns into a very pleasant dry bacon smoke with some chicory. A nice tart finish. A pleasant find.

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