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RATINGS: 126   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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frank0830 (70) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Poured a bomb, I hope the other 5 aren’t this way. A beautiful dark chocolate aroma and black licorice hint comes through. Great taste but I think this needs to sit a bit and be revisited in a few months. The palate is great but again, with time, this would be awesome. With a little tweaking, this could be up there with Bells Expedition Stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small tight bubbled brown head. The nose is rich and chocolaty with a slight molasses like sweetness. Some roast, burnt caramel, and a bit of hops. The flavor is a balance between the molasses like sweetness and the bitter roastiness. Some light hoppiness on the finish. Lingering licorice and molassas finish. Medium bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. Decent Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thechasm442 (638) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
Bottle pour. WAY over carbonated. I had to dump an ounce and than did a 20 second pour which yielded 50% head. The beer was a dark brien with a khaki head that was ridiculous of course. Aroma is smoked malts, coffee, and cocoa. A little oak too. Taste is dark malts, coffee, and some bitter chocolate flavors. Mostly I taste fizz as the carbonation is way too high. Meh, I’d like to try a better bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ByTheirLimpin (248) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Slight coffee head. Palate teases to chocolate, slips back to a light coffee char note. Probably a little too cold. Decent sluggable porter, but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (344) - - APR 12, 2016
Tootsie roll aroma, some roast in there too. Taste is espresso, tootsie rolls, light caramel. It has a nice dry finish with some sharp grassy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1993) - Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle - small foamy head, almost black color, moderate roasty malt aroma and flavor, some definite chocolate notes come through in the flavor, fair hop balance, pretty good overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
craven5000 (120) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Minimal dark tan head. Dark as black coffee body. Smells of chocolate. Tastes of some coffee and hints of chocolate. Smooth with a harsh finish that lessens as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mzaar (2604) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Flaska. Gigantiskt skum som tar evigheter att lägga sig tillräckligt för att det ska bli en drickbar öl. Dofter och smaker av choklad, karamell, rostad malt, brunt socker och torkad frukt. För söt för min del.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a perfect pint. Bottle. 5.0 A: Medium brown color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy tan head. Retention is very, very good and glass covering lacing is left. Been a while since I’ve seen an appearance this good. 3.75 S: Cocoa powder is the most plentiful of smells. Dry toastiness with moderate roast. Caramel in layers with hints of molasses. 3.5 T: Taste is good too, but not as good as the nose. Toasty with cocoa powder, caramel. Basically like the nose, but less pronounced. 3.0 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess but otherwise fine. 3.5 D: Decent beer. Worth a try. ★ 633 characters DavoleBomb, Mar 01, 2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle thanks to NeoHippie2. Pours inky black with large spongy beige head, mocha aroma, medium carbonation, thin body, lightly bitter coffee beans taste, slight chocolaty sweetness, medium bitter mocha finish. A bit watery but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1926) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2015
12 oz. bottle split three way; from Liquor Barn (Middletown Commons). Aroma: Coffee with cream; rich chocolate presence. Pleasant and lighter than I remember. Appearance: Black pour with a sticky tan head that sticks around. Flavor: Coffee and cream up front with more chocolate towards the lingering finish, which dries out pretty well. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: I could get into this; a lighter, but flavorful take on the style.

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