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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The Flat12 Porter is inspired by the robust porters favored by the Industrial-age working men of Europe. We chose to emphasize balance from a combination of dark grains including brown malt, which was the primary roasted grain of the time. This Flat12 creation is smooth and balanced with slight roast and chocolate notes, yet it’s not heavy, just like a good porter should be. ABV: 5.5% IBU: 34.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19537) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Growler shared at RBWG Asheville. Dark maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of roasty coffee grounds and dark cocoa, subtle smoke. Taste is earthy raw chocolate, licorice, burnt toast. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured dark brown hue with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to ful body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Flavor was moderate toasted sweet with an average toasted sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11662) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Growler shared by Travlr. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast malt, dark chocolate, leather and tobacco, prunes and figs with earthy and woody hops. Flavor is dark bitter malt dominant with medium hops and earthy bitterness, dark, lightly tart fruits, a hint of smoke and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 Found this at RBWG, which is good for the brewery as the bottle I tried was terrible. This one was a growler. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, mild hops. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, mild hops. Medium bodied. 8/3/8/3/16.

Previous rating (6/2/5/3/8)... 12 ounce bottle from a trade. Pours a.... OK now half the beer’s on the floor and I have a glass full of foam. The worst gusher I’ve seen in quite some time, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be good. Just ask De Dolle. I’m going to let this one sit for a while.

OK... just poured the rest of the bottle down the drain because I got sick of dealing with it. Got maybe about 4 ounces in the glass. Aroma of chocolate, mild herbal notes and an ashy note. The taste is chocolate, mild roast, and a mild hop finish. Medium bodied. Not a bad beer, not a good experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Dark brown pour, milk chocolate colored head. Roasty flavors, chocolate, molasses, a hint of brown sugar and a welcoming bitterness on the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10725) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 08/09/2012. Dark brownish-pour with a thin light tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and mild hops. Light to medium body with a roasty character and notes of chocolate malt, coffee and hops. The finish is grainy malt and coffee. Above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (10681) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
355ml bottle. A much lighter more traditional americna porter than most, light cocoa, roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (10565) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Draft - Nice dark roast, chocolate, toffee and some light roast coffee. Deep maroon with a rich brown head. Chocolate, toffee and roast malts. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle... Pours clear and dark brown with a brief khaki head. The bouquet is chocolaty, nutty and grainy with a mysterious note of date, dark raisin or fig – can’t put my finger on it. Medium-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is roasty and well-hopped, leaning just a touch toward the carbonic and bitter side of balance. Finishes with cocoa and minerals. Bottle courtesy of StFun!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle @ Greg’s dump. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a tan head. A touch smoky, burnt malty, chocolate, lightly nutty aroma. Pretty good carbonation. Balanced flavor. Dark chocolate, earthy hoppy flavor. Pretty good.

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