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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Had a nice chocolate roast scent, really smooth coffee flavor. Nice dark brown pour from a growler. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/7/09. Bomber poured into my pint glass. Pours a cloudy dark muddy brown with a thin tan head on top. Fair retention, but leaves little to no lacing. Smells like freshly ground coffee right off the bat, then this dulls to scents of earth and bread. The mouth is pretty average. Some carbonation play, and slight creamy feel. This is a pretty sour porter. The roasted coffee flavors I was expecting are absent. In their place is a sour mineral flavor that isn’t all that pleasant. I had higher expectations for this, but I couldn’t even finish the bottle. Not impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
On tap @ Stub and Herb’s. Deep brown brew with a ring of tan head. Lots of coffee aroma with some roasted malt and rye spice. Rye is even more present in the flavor but overall is a bit thin and lacking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2012
Pours a thin black-brown with a thin, small brown head. Nose and taste are nutty, chocolate, crisp, a bit of roastiness, with a bit of tart on the tail. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Poured into an English pint from a 650ml bottle undated.

A: Opaque brown body light only visible through the edges, thick rocky and dense tan head which clings to the glass as it shrinks.

S: Slight smoked aroma with roasted coffee, chocolate, and a slight spice.

T: Roasted coffee into dark chocolate with a slight spice. Slight nut flavor in the middle. Decent porter with good flavor.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

O: Solid porter with good drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3516) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle. Ashy coffee malt and aroma. Dark brown with a small tan head. Sour malt, coffee, ash, and slight spice flavor. Quite tart, but not unpleasant Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2012
a bit thin and watery. Better aroma than taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours clear dark brown with a thin tan ring of head. Coffee on the nose, with light roast and chocolatey notes. Real light and smooth. Taste is pretty flat, with some coffee and chocolate notes, a bit of molasses, and a sugary sweetness. Finishes with a roasty coffee note that slowly fades away, along with a dark fruit note. Thin in the mouth with decent carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle to.glass. lots of coffee aroma. It also has a nice roasting.was as well as a bit of dark chocolate. Dark brownish black pour with a large tan head. a little dry on the finish. Nice and clean. Very refreshing for a porter. Another solid flat earth offering. Love their stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1721) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle from mattyb83. Very deep brown pour with a full tan head. The aroma shows coffee roast, with dark chocolate, and just a touch of pine and dark fruit. Getting quite a bit of a woody leafy scent as this breaths. Smooth going down with a sooty ash flavor to go with coffee, chocolate, and a kiss of sweet toffee. It definitely has a mocha thing going on. A nice dark chocolaty finish seems to linger. There’s some herbal hops and a light spice that mixes well with neither overdone. Good balance. The body is fairly full and creamy which allows this to glide along nicely. This is really solid stuff. One of the better Porters I’ve had, actually. I’d be interested in trying some of the variations of this as they sound tasty as well. Thanks Matt!

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