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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Named after a black hole and a song, this is a porter like no other. We took an old English porter recipe, added some rye malt, and our porter was born. This brew floods your palate with hints of chocolate, biscuit and all-around roasty goodness with just a touch of smoke that finishes dry but is not overpowering. Perfect with roasts or fowl. Enjoy by the fire, and it will certainly warm you on any cold evening in the Great White North.

* O.G. 1065
* SRM 25

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Enjoyed with Lowther’s. Nice malty porter, nuts and dark forest fruits. Nothing that leaps out but would never turn down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
conway (2210) - - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty and biscuity. Taste is roasty, soy sauce and peanuts. A little hoppiness in finish. Palate is thin and seltzery. Something is off with this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Dark pour, receding tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, cocoa, and leather. Taste is roast, cardboard, chocolate flakes, and burnt grain. Okay porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2013
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. No date indicated but the bottle was quite dusty. Pours a dark brown body which borders on black. Two fingers of mocha foam which sticks around for a while. Moderate level of lacing. The aroma is of roast, light chocolate, and some faint oxidation in the form of dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts into some vinous red wine and dark fruits. Appears to be a tad over the hill and off, but it still remains drinkable. Mouthfeel is creamy but the beer has a certain mineral quality which detracts quite a bit. Overall this is clearly a beer that gets ruined with age. This must have at least a year or so on it and oxidation is seeping in and messing with the delicate porter notes. Drink fresh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (1013) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Deep brown with a tall khaki head. Roasted malt, a smokiness that increases as it approaches room temperature, and a ginger-like bitterness. Sweeter at first/when cold but bitterness increases with temp as well. Body is heavier with an oily feel. Poured from a bomber, first glass was better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. The look is dirt, dry, earth, malt, vinegar, and eh. The look is dark, brown to black, beige head. The taste malts, roasty, vinegar, lactic, burnt, and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4598) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Black with a decent off-white head. Aroma is heavy in roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, light vinegar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Chocolate aspects that’d you’d expect with something strange coming from whatever spices they’re using. Just average overall.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rpstewart (1) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2012 does not count
Strong chocolate taste upfront that quickly disappears into a really thin porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheHOFF43 (2044) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bomber. Pours dark with no head. Aroma is typical roasted malts. Flavor is boring. Hard to describe but nothing special.

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