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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (15291) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2016
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! Pours very dark brown colour with a small tan head. Aroma of dark mild roasted malt and tart fruits. Taste of mild tart red fruits, wood, coffee powder, strange!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (7324) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2016
Many thanks to jsquire for this can! Smooth and dry body with some sourish hints. The sourness gets a bit more intense, very fruity (red fruits, wood). The malt basis is dry with not much bitterness there. Roasted grain, dry caramel. Espresso hints with sourish red fruits. Very nice combination, easy to drink and still full bodied. Probably the sourness is a bit too intense, but still round and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2970) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Not bad, nothing wrong with it, just that it’s been done like this many, many times before. Aroma and flavor are similar and dominated by cocoa and a little coffee, A little bitter in the finish. Easy drinking brew.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
Can 12 fl oz thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on February 6, 2016 at crazy ticking evening with Thomas.
Nice a new US state out of the two I had left, only one more to go!
Black color with some dark brown, small teal head. Grainy, chocolate, toffee, molasses, sweet scent. Grainy, light acidic, ash, dry taste. Mineral, light acidic, burnt, ash aftertaste. Sort of thin mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (5976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle from many thx to CH-303 cons 2016-02-06 Göteborg - new state tjohoo nad gnoff have only one to go;) AR: coffey, dark black chocolate AP: dark brown, wee thin ofwhite lid F: wee sour coffee, rich chocolate, dry, liqueur licorice, wee smokey

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4403) - Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2016
12 ounce can into pint glass, purchased at the brewery on 11/13/2015. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, pepper, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate earthy/spicy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, pepper, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, pepper, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate herbal/spicy hop flavors; with a nice bitter/sweet roast and herbal/spicy hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from roast and hop bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice American porter style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate herbal/spicey hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6312) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Can. Pours quite opaque chestnut, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is roasty, ashtray, coffee. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, rich and roasty, hint of smoke. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good straight Porter, actually.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3743) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Can at home, extra’d in a trade. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Cocoa, bread, light cinnamon, some coffee, caramel, and brown sugar in the aroma. Taste is toasted malt, somewhat bready, toffee, husky, light vanilla, chocolate, and earthy with a lightly roasted finish. Light mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4485) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass dark red looking near black with tan foam. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and dark ripe fruit. Hint of citrus. Medium body. Flavor mirrors the aroma. Bitter earthy finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $0 ][ Shot glass ][ 08.15.15 ]
hazy chestnut with dense cream head. Vanilla and plum spice nose, some dusty cedar. Peppery brown ale front palate, stinging dryness that lasts on tongue, some gummy sweet brown malt near end to add nice balance, chocolate hints.


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