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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Sodbuster Porter is a beautifully balanced, robust beer that pours black with a thick tan head. Dominated by coffee, chocolate, roast, and faint hints of smoke; this porter is rich and full on the palate, providing you with the fortitude to make it through North Dakota winters.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2012
On tap at JL beers. Pours a jet black color with a thick light creamy brown color. Smell is roastied grains and vanilla. Taste is chocolate and caramel burn sugar but not over the top. Another great one from the Fargo boys!!!! Keep it up. This one is worth a try and worth coming back to!!!! Bravo. Best one yet.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2989) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2015
12 oz can in Minneapolis, MN. A: Black/brown, slightly darker than average for style. Decent head Smell: Roasted grains; dark bread; faint hint of smoke. Taste: Malty and bready; slightly sweet with a suggestion of sourness. Nice level of roast with a faint hint of smoke but no burnt notes. A little coffee. Feel: medium body with good, medium carbonation Overall: a solid, modestly above average porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1250) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 [Bottle] Pours dark brown with a nice tan head that lingers well. Chocolate, roasted malt, some mild fruity (raspberry) acidity, and lightly lingering char. Really solid. Aroma is okay; chocolate, caramel, slight fruitiness again, and roasted malt. Quite thin, long finish. Overall, very nice--particularly the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1391) - Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Can. Deep dark brown. Chocolate. Coffee. Quite a bit of cola at the end. Subtle smoke at the end. Somewhat oily body.. Thx GreatDane1632 for helping me knock off North Dakota with a tasty porter!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2612) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce can. The aroma has a slight acidity to it, cocoa, toasted malts, light caramel. The flavor is similar, the acidity is really off putting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (251) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Can pour at home, thanks Andrew for this one. Black pour thin head, semisweet chocolate aroma, roasted coffee, with a thick taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Can. Thanks andrewje41! Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish tan head on there. Nose is pretty dominant on the roasting, with subtle hints of chocolate and smoking. Taste is a bit sweet up top, but with a roasty pleasantly burnt bitterness underneath. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5631) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2015
Daaaaaark deeeep brown color with a fine thick tan/beige head. Roasted, coffee and mild chocolate in the aroma. Nice start. Medium (+) body and a fine carbonation. Mellow pleasant sweetness and a moderate balanced bitterness. Roasted, coffee, mild fruity, bready and some chocolate in the flavor. Nice and fine porter.
[Can from a trade with RobertDale]

US State #47

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12oz can pours a dark brown with some spitty, white head. Nose has brown sugar, malt, a little rootbeer. Flavor has cream soda, malt, brown sugar. Soft finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1334) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2015
12 oz can poured. Finally a North Dakota beer, and a pretty good one too. Pours a nice, dark cola black with a fizzy tan head. Chocolate, and dark fruit, roasted overall aroma. Flavor matches closely. A little coffee as well, but overpowered by the surprise dark fruit flavor here. Has a mild tartness in the late finish. Finishes also on an oaky flavor, which is nice. High carb throughout. Very nice porter. Glad I finally found one from here. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12398) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
191214. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, yeast. Nice beer.


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