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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
benfergy (232) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 9, 2015
From a growler filled at the brewery. The aroma has chocolate malt, and resin hops. The taste is quite well balanced; some sweetness, not too much bitterness. Fairly strong bodied. Quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (2868) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2015
12 oz can poured into a Brooklyn tulip pint glass. Courtesy of DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Dark brownish black with almost a finger of tan head. Aromas of roast, some chocolate. Tastes of roast, dark fruit, a bit buttery, chocolate. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Smells okay, taste is a bit off.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2015
Birthday present from snoworsummer; just 2 more states to go! Pours dark brown with a trace of head. Aroma is chocolate and toasted malts, faint caramel, earthy hops, faint vanilla, and slight pine notes. Flavor is rich and chocolaty with some faint coffee notes, light bitterness, and faint dark fruit notes. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3025) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2015
Happy Birthday sonnycheeba!!! From a can. Pours dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like dark chocolate, roasty malt, some dark coffee, earth. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, dark coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of smoke

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Can->pokal. Deep brown with moderate lite tan head. A: chocolate malt, caramel, roast. T: soy sauce, roasted malt, cocoa. Something off here. Thin.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2066) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can, from BVery, poured into a glass. Black with small dark brown highlights and small light brown head. Aroma is solid coffee/chocolate, medium body, medium carbonation, and thin medium-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt, coffee, some chocolate, herbal hop backbone, some smoke, and roasted malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (1668) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2015
12oz can pours a dark brown with Amber highlights and a medium khaki head. Aroma is very sweet, caramel, molasses, and cocoa. Similar flavors in taste, mild roast and light smoke, a hint of bitter weak coffee. Not bad, a little to sweet for my liking, could be more dry with a more prominent roast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

[ As Fargo Sod Buster Porter ].
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, dark chocolate, dark malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, chocolate, dry, roasted, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141219]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8470) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz can, dark reddish black pour with tan colored head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, big earthy notes into a slight hint of sweet dark caramel. Taste had a mix of caramel, chocolate, some slight nuts into roast, coffee beans, finishing sweet, slightly roasted.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Can, shared by an anonymous kind soul... boosted in my dining room... just now.
Pours basically black with a smallish head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is some ashiness & some roasty coffee. It’s got a little grape, and is generally pleasant enough but sort of odd too.


The flavor is just a whole lot of black patent malt roastiness, some licorice, some dark chocolate, a little fruitiness...

Generally not my kind of porter.


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