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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2016
3/IX/16 - 12Fl. Oz. can from a trade, shared @ RBBSG V (Klaas’ place) - BB: n/a (2016-939) Thanks to CH-303 for the trade!

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Clear dark brown beer, small to no head. Aroma: very roasted, coffee, mocha, caramel, bit sweet. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: surprisingly sourish start, fruity, some red berries, strawberries. Aftertaste: soft roast, sourish, bit lemony even. Weird, yet decent.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mrjaxson (490) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Medium-sized head gives way to an aroma that’s primarily smoke and a little chocolate. Taste is mostly sour and again has a smoky haze hovering around the taste buds. Thin body and sour finish. Not pleasant at all.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6028) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Can: Deep brown/black with a thick, dark oatmeal head. A hint of lactic/metallic in the caramel and cocoa scent. Taste is a touch of sour milk, chocolate malt. Pretty good, but a little on the tangy side, overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 4, 2016
F: brownish, not big, normal retention. C: dark, opaque. A: malt, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, mineral. T: malt, chocolate, fruits, coffee, molasses, some sourness, medium body, good carbonation, easy drinking, 355ml can shared at RBBSG V (2016), many thanks.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (7976) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2016
Thx! to tderoeck(?not sure?). 355 ml. can sampled @ RBBSG V. Dark brown, little head. Nose is basic herbal chocolate, sweet milk chocolate, easy, low syrup, soft carbonation. Taste is decent easy sweet chocolate, low bitterness, milk chocolate, easy to drink, medium sweet, no real bitterness,… Soft carbonation, easy chocolate soy milk body. Pretty good easy beer. Simple but satisfactory.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (14074) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
Sampled @ Ratebeer Belgian Summer Gathering 2016. Almost opaque dark brown to black color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sour, but also nice porter notes. Overall though the flavors that -imo shouldn’t be in there- dominate the nice but unfortunately underlying soft roast and mild chocolate flavors. So overall, meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (6169) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2016
Pours black, small to no head. Smell is Rich, dark malts . Taste is bit bitter, bit plastic as Well. Not bad, but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1816) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz can. Aroma is malt forward with moderately strong roast notes, some lighter chocolate and a bit of toasted bread. Light notes of dark caramel and toffee as well. Moderate dark fruit notes of prunes and raisins. A light smokey, ash note in the aroma. Pours a very dark brown, but not quite black with a medium sized, thick, creamy, mocha head that recedes slowly to a thin film that lingers thicker on the edges. Moderate lacing and no legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with a strong malt presence. Lots of roast with a bit lighter notes of dark chocolate. Light notes of toasted bread, dark caramel and toffee. A bit of a smokey, ash, tobacco and leather note. Medium light notes of prunes, raisin and plum. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low, but present astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty simple porter but nicely made. Very clean, great malt profile, nice fruit esters. Brewed perfectly to style, but that also means it’s a bit boring. I can’t think of the last time I had a regular old robust porter, so this is pretty enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (16995) - 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 (7755) - 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.


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